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Payments firm Instarem refreshes brand to support new growth phase
Customers can expect a new and improved experience, which is reflected in the brand’s modern look and feel.
Payment errors cost A/NZ organisations millions of dollars
Profectus has recovered $120 million from transaction errors in recent years, and most of these were due to human error.
How e-invoicing works and why it’s essential for business survival
The reasons for implementing e-invoicing centre on unlocking many benefits for all stakeholders by automating previously manual processes, writes MessageXchange managing director John Delaney.
Adyen collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate payments innovation
Adyen has expanded its collaboration with Microsoft with the intention of delivering network token optimisation.
DataMesh tech cuts transaction costs with least cost routing
DataMesh sees $500 million per annum reduction in transaction fees for merchants when fully implemented.
Dell extends payment flexibility plan
Offers extended terms of payment for customers looking to offset challenges associated with the economic downturn.
Cybercrims' web skimming strategies taint web analytics platforms
“This is a technique we have not seen before, and one that is particularly effective."
Vodafone drops cheques in move it calls (sigh) "Chexit"
Vodafone is, ahem, chequing out of the now old-school payment method as it focuses on developing its digital-first services.
New platform launched to address employee underpayment across Australia
“Until now employees have relied on their employers to meet their obligations, but the extent of the reported wage theft incidents over the last twelve months show that this is not working."
Xero and Square buddy up for enhanced integration
Invoices can be paid instantly with Square and are automatically recorded in Xero, reducing admin time for businesses.
Kiwibank to stop accepting cheques
Kiwibank will no longer accept cheques as cheque use declined and customers moved to faster, safer and cheaper ways to pay and get paid.
PPRO accelerates growth in APAC with new addition to leadership team
"Phua's appointment marks the strategic importance of the Asia Pacific region to the company."
Lack of PCI DSS compliance putting payment security at risk
Organisations across Asia Pacific are demonstrating stronger payments security compliance compared to other parts of the world, however global trends indicate that payments security compliance has dropped for the second year in a row.
Inland Revenue & ACC to stop accepting cheques from March 2020
Inland Revenue received more than 430,000 cheque payments in the last financial year, but the amount of cheque payments has been dropping around 20% each year, according to the firm.
Unisys integrates PayCargo payment processing into software
PayCargo payment processing services can be integrated into the Unisys operating modules of Digistics to offer clients real-time payment processing.
Worldpay makes next moves for A/NZ expansion
Two Australian offices in Sydney and Melbourne and New Zealand card payment processing licencing announced
Xero integration offers SMBs direct debit services
Xero has teamed up with a UK-based direct debit provider GoCardless and brought new options for payment collection to New Zealand businesses.
NZ businesses taking longer to pay bills due to bumpy economy
New Zealand businesses are taking an average of 6.8 days to pay their overdue bills this year – a 10% annual increase in payment time that may be driven by risk.
New tech partnership expands Chinese payment options in NZ
The use of mobile phones and QR codes is dominating Chinese payments and leading platforms are looking at expanding their use outside of China.
Kiwi cloud success story granted top security certification
STAAH’s cloud-based solutions for the hospitality industry have attained PCI DSS certification.
Legacy payment systems causing dire survival concerns for AU businesses
59% of AU companies yet to adopt modern payment practices are at risk of failing in the next three years, while 19% are at moderate risk of collapse.
Interest-free fixed-term payments option launches in New Zealand
PartPay assumes full risk for consumer repayments and also picks up the cost of payment processing.
Shopify & Zipmoney launch digital wallet for Australian shoppers
“We have seen the tremendous take up of alternative payments at the checkout as millennials and other customer segments seek better ways to pay.”
Paymark & TNS team up to boost New Zealand payments infrastructure
This network includes 140,000 EFTPOS terminals across 80,000 merchants and sees approximately 1.2 billion transactions worth $60 billion carried each.