Payments

Mar
08

Square arrives, but without tap and go

Australia finally gets to use big-name US payments company Square’s mobile payment device on Tuesday, but it is missing the key contactless payments function. Square country manager Ben Pfisterer said tap-and-go would have made the device too expensive and too big – a drawback competitors have struggled with – to fit Square’s signature shape, but […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Mar
01

MEDIA RELEASE: ASX-listed zipMoney (ZML) first-half results for 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: ASX-listed zipMoney (ZML) are delighted to announce their first-half results for 2016. A brief summary of the key highlights and initiatives: – zipMoney have now hit $20m in total transaction volume on the platform triggering milestone 2 – Results for the half saw $10m in transaction volume with December are highest month ever […]

By Cameron Dart | ASX . Borrowing . FinTech . Payments
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Feb
25

PromisePay’s a disruptive influence that has learned well

As some of the heat recedes from the bubbly global fintech sector, Melbourne-based payments disrupter PromisePay is among a select group of local start-ups with a rapidly deepening revenue stream, serious global prospects and an embarrassment of funding options. Sometime this year, PromisePay will start taking bids for a second round of funding. One of […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Feb
24

Australian Startup Rewards Customers Paying Bills with Bitcoin

An Australian startup that acts as an intermediary to enable Australians to pay their bills with Bitcoin is now rewarding customers with a first-of-its-kind loyalty program. Living Room of Satoshi, aptly named after Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto is an Australian blockchain-based payments company that enables its users to settle their bills with bitcoin. Customers […]

By Cameron Dart | Bitcoin . Currency . FinTech . Payments
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Feb
22

Samsung Pay goes with Amex first

The race for digital wallets is heating up in Australia and it’s great to have giants like Apple and Samsung battling it out. This can only mean one thing – great results and products for consumers! Samsung has confirmed it will join the re-boot of the digital wallet race in Australia in 2016, becoming the […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Payments
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Feb
02

MINT PAYMENTS PRESS RELEASE

MINT PAYMENTS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AWARD WINNING TRAVEL AGENCY SOFTWARE SOLUTION PROVIDER PROCESSING $4 BILLION IN TRAVEL SPEND Sydney, 1 February 2016: Payments processing technology provider, Mint Payments (ASX: MNW) (Mint or the Company) has partnered with multi award winning travel agency software solution provider Tramada Systems (Tramada), signing a three year licence and distribution […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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Jan
21

How an Aussie fintech startup is connecting major brands to Chinese customers

Its always great to see Australian FinTech companies leading the way in international markets. Its hard to believe that such a market leader could remain under the radar for so many years. SmartTrans, a payments startup whose board is chaired by Australia’s former ambassador to Beijing has just posted its fourth consecutive $1m-plus month of […]

By Cameron Dart | Payments
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Jan
13

Fiserv and Alpha Payments Cloud Partner on Cost Effective Solution to Connect to Real-Time Payments in Australia – Press Release

Alpha Payments Cloud, a global leader in providing third party payment, risk and commerce solution access to international banks and merchants, has today announced a partnership with Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions. The partnership will provide Australian banks with a simpler and faster way to process payments in Australia […]

By Cameron Dart | Banking . Payments
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