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  • Bank of Queensland squares away payment deal

    Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has struck a deal with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s Square to market contactless and chip card payments to small businesses.

    Written by Byron Connolly17 July 18 12:30
  • Jack Dorsey’s Square opens engineering hub in Melbourne

    ​Merchant services, point-of-sale and mobile payments firm Square is expanding its Australian operation, by launching the company’s first engineering hub outside of North America in Melbourne.

    Written by George Nott22 May 18 13:11
  • Square launches contactless card reader

    ​Square, the payments technology company launched by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, has released its contactless card reader in Australia.

    Written by George Nott05 Oct. 16 10:20
  • 4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business (Or Your Global Business)

    Small businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits to the service, including analytics and online sales modules, as well as opportunities for larger enterprises to better serve customers.

    Written by Jen A. Miller22 April 14 22:41
  • Financial sector leads digital tech adoption

    Australian firms are using digital technology to improve their global competitiveness and the financial services sector appears to be leading the charge, according to a new report.

    Written by Byron Connolly20 Feb. 14 12:10
  • Hurdles seen to widespread use of mobile payments

    Forget fumbling with cash and credit cards; smartphones have long been seen as a way to make in store purchases faster and easier. But several challenges need to be overcome before the technology takes off.

    Written by Zach Miners08 Feb. 13 03:04
  • Panel: Mobile payments could reach $US1 trillion by 2015

    Using a smartphone to pay for purchases in lieu of a physical debit or credit card may become a $US1 trillion business by 2015, and some ancillary technologies for consumer engagement could help to make that happen.

    Written by Zach Miners08 Feb. 13 00:45
  • Adyen readies mobile payment service for big retail stores

    Dutch payment services company Adyen has developed a service it hopes will allow sales staff at major European retailers to accept card payments via a mobile phone, perhaps allowing them to do without dedicated cashiers.

    Written by Loek Essers03 Dec. 12 15:02
  • Visa, startup iZettle settle mobile payments issue

    Mobile card payments startup iZettle has settled its payments dispute with Visa Europe and can now accept Visa payments in Norway, Finland and Denmark, the company announced on Tuesday.

    Written by Loek Essers13 Nov. 12 15:11