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SaaS
Kiwibank strikes up partnership with ACI Worldwide
The agreement will see ACI provide and run Kiwibank's newly installed, full capability Payment Hub: a SaaS solution hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud.
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Kiwibank
Unplanned outages cause Kiwibank to go offline for second time in three days
The latest issue comes after planned maintenance on Kiwibank’s IT systems in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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Fintech
Kiwibank appoints two new GMs to its tech department
“Our digital and technology team are working more closely than ever with teams from around the bank, so that we can better understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of both our customers and teams.”
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Westpac
Inland Revenue to stop accepting cheques
The news comes following similar moves by the Accident Compensation Corporation, Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
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Payment gateways
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.
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Kiwibank
Jon Hartley to replace Susan Macken as Kiwibank chair
"I look forward to working with the board, management and owners in the strategy implementation and to see the bank continue to realise its full potential.”
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Cloud
Kiwibank reestablishes commitment to local market, despite drop in profit
“Kiwibank has a strong purpose and that is to make Kiwis better off. Our founding vision was for New Zealand to have a real and credible alternative to the offshore-owned banks, that remains at the heart of who we are and why we exist."
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Kiwibank
Proposed RBNZ changes should ensure a level playing field - Kiwibank
Kiwibank acknowledged that with any increase in capital requirements there would be costs for consumers.
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Kiwibank
Kiwibank receives the Gender Tick accreditation
Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich said fairness was an important attribute for the New Zealand-owned bank.
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Digital Transformation
New chief digital and technology officer for Kiwibank
“Hamish’s career shows a great understanding of how technology can transform the experience for our customers and team."
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Fintech
Fractions sparking new fintech friction - Kiwibank
Facilitation of shared or 'fractionalised' investment ownership looks to be the next big thing in financial technology.
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Fintech
How Kiwibank aims to enable greater digital inclusion
"Online tools can offer a more convenient and cheaper customer experience, but there can be barriers to usage."
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Education Perfect
Meet the finalists in the 2018 Young Enterprise Alumni Awards
Sharesies, Banqer, Creative HQ, Kiwibank and Girlboss NZ are just four of the standout finalists in this year’s Young Enterprise Alumni Awards
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Kiwibank
Edtech startup says Kiwi teachers are overworked & underpaid
Teachers are overworked and underpaid – and to prepare our next generations for the tech evolutions, they need to be paid better.
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Fintech
Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator announces participants of latest cohort
Companies are using blockchain to manage payments, creating chatbots, helping freelancers fulfil their tax obligations, and much more.
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Fintech
Kiwibank fintech accelerator teams progressing well in lead up to Demo Day
Two months into Kiwibank’s Fintech Accelerator, we catch up with programme manager Rosie Wall on how teams are doing in the final stretch.
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Fintech
Kiwibank reveals FinTech Accelerator participants for 2017 – who made the cut?
Kiwibank has announced the winners of its New Zealand Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator 2017. Who made the cut and what are their plans?
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Fintech
NZ’s first FinTech Accelerator unveiled to help Kiwi start-ups soar
It has been released to turn great ideas into fledgling businesses and help NZ grow its share of a burgeoning global $1 trillion (NZD) industry.
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Kiwibank
Banks 'could do more' as another email scam targets Kiwis
Hackers are getting access to email accounts and altering bank account numbers on invoices before they reach the client, according to Consumer NZ.
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Cloud
SAP NZ revenue continues upward climb
SAP New Zealand has posted a marginal 1.3% increase in revenue for the last financial year – a year after posting its highest growth in a decade.
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CFO
KiwiBank mulls $150 million note sale
Kiwibank, the banking unit of state-owned New Zealand Post, is mulling a $150 million note sale to help the bank meet regulatory requirements.
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CFO
UPDATE: Kiwibank cancels eftpos, debit cards after 2 ATMs hit by card skimmers
Kiwibank, the government owned lender and subsidiary of New Zealand Post, has taken urgent action and frozen some customer accounts after two of its
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Apple
Kiwibank issues Apple app alert
Bank asks customers not to upgrade to new operation system iOS6 but insists there are no financial risks involved.
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App of the Week
App of the Week: Kiwibank
No more check-out emergencies with the handy new app from Kiwibank.