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Companies

Coinbase Lets You Convert Your Tokens Into Gift Cards

“It’s still quite hard to buy physical goods using bitcoins or ethers. Coinbase plans to (partially) solve that issue with a new partnership with WeGift. Coinbase customers in Europe and Australia can now convert their tokens on their Coinbase account into digital gift cards for popular stores. For instance, you’ll be able to buy gift cards for Uber, Tesco, Google […]
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Domains

Big Bank’s Mobile App Beem IT Goes Live In Oz

“As reported in October 2017, three of the nation’s largest banks, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB) and Westpac partnered to create the app. In what was described as an apparent bid to compete with new companies entering the finance sector, Beem IT is designed to allow customers to have a digital […]
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Global

ANZ sees dramatic uptake in digital wallet payments

“ANZ Bank customers made almost $600 million in mobile payments during the first half of fiscal year 2018. The bank said today that customers completed more than 18.5 million mobile payment transactions in the half, an increase of 156 percent on the previous corresponding period.”
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Global

How to Prepare for Open Banking

“Australia will soon transition from a closed banking system – in which each financial institution keeps and controls its customers’ information – to one in which customers control their own data. The new regulated system aims to allow customers to unlock their own financial data and to provide them with a wider choice of financial […]
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Global

Australia’s big banks slammed for greed and dishonesty

“The report explains: “Much more often than not, when misconduct was revealed, little happened beyond apology from the entity, a drawn out remediation programme and protracted negotiation with ASIC of a media release, an infringement notice, or an enforceable undertaking that acknowledged no more than that ASIC had reasonable ‘concerns’ about the entity’s conduct.”
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