Original article by James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 12 : 26-Jun-20
The Minister for Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash, says retailers have complained that banks are not offering to send ‘tap and go’ payments down the cheapest payment network. Previous research has indicated that retailers could be paying up to $550 million in extra transaction fees a year because banks are sending payments through the more expensive networks operated by Visa and Mastercard than via the cheaper Eftpos network. Cash has called on the banks to offer ‘least cost routing’ to retailers, whereby transactions are automatically processed through the network that charges the lowest fee.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS
Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian – Page: 19 : 26-Aug-19
The security of the New Payments Platform is under scrutiny in the wake of revelations that the system has been subject to a second data breach. Cuscal has indicated that only about three per cent of bank and credit union customers who have registered for a PayID have been affected by the breach, which equates to less than 92,000 customers. Westpac customers who use the real-time NPP system were affected by a data breach in June.
CUSCAL, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ
Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Sep-18
The Roy Morgan Digital Payment Solutions Currency Report shows that 6.5% of Australians aged 14+ now use non-bank contactless/cardless mobile payment system, while 6.4% use bank-owned digital payment solutions. The report also shows that 93.6% of Australians are aware of at least one digital payment solution, and 72.4% have used at least one digital payment solution in the last 12 months. Some 57.3% of Australians are aware of "tap and go" payment systems, 39.6% are aware of bank-owned mobile payment systems, 46.4% are aware of non-bank tap-and-go systems and 35.2% are aware of "buy-now-pay-later" payment systems. However, usage is lagging awareness considerably, with only 11.5% of Australians having used a tap-and-go payment system in the last 12 months, and only 6.7% having used a buy-now-pay-later digital solution over the same period. The report is based on more than 50,000 face-to-face consumer interviews during the year to June 2018.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED
Original article by Duncan Hughes
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 11-Aug-17
The Australian Payments Network has stated that more than $A175 million worth of online payments in 2016 were the result of domestic identity fraud, an increase of 28 per cent. One victim of this type of fraud was an ANZ executive, whose stolen drivers’ licence information was used to fraudulently secure a $A30,000 loan from Westpac. The head of the Black Economy Taskforce recently stated that widespread identity theft is "systemically undermining" Australia’s banking and financial systems.
AUSTRALIAN PAYMENTS NETWORK, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, VICROADS, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Original article by James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 14 : 18-Jul-17
The ANZ Bank’s Bob Belan notes that it has become the first major bank to allow customers to make mobile payments using Apple, Samsung and Android devices. ANZ will begin offering the Samsung Pay contactless mobile payments solution. It was the first Australian bank to provide access to the rival Apple Pay service. Westpac revealed plans to offer Samsung Pay earlier in 2017.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, SAMSUNG PAY, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, APPLE INCORPORATED, APPLE PAY, BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED – ASX BEN, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, MESSENGER CORPORATION, WECHAT, SNAPCHAT INCORPORATED, CITIGROUP INCORPORATED, AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY, CREDIT UNION AUSTRALIA LIMITED, BANK AUSTRALIA, DEFENCE BANK LIMITED, BANK OF SYDNEY LIMITED
Original article by James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 30 : 10-Feb-17
Macquarie Bank and ING Direct customers will have access to the Apple Pay service by the end of February 2017, but the ANZ Bank is the only "big four" bank that currently offers it. The head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, warns that the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and National Australia Bank risk losing customers unless they embrace the global payments system. ANZ Bank has indicated that about 26 per cent of its customers use Apple Pay, while Bailey notes that Australians are now the biggest users of the service.
APPLE PAY, APPLE INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, MACQUARIE BANK LIMITED – ASX MBL, ING DIRECT, BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED – ASX BEN, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION
Original article by Michael Bennet
The Australian – Page: 23 : 8-Jul-16
PayPal has written more than $A85 million worth of loans to about 3,000 small businesses in Australia since late 2014. Darrell Esch, the global general manager of small and medium business lending at PayPal, is amazed by the rate of growth at PayPal Working Capital. The program’s combined figure for loans in the US, Great Britain and Australia exceeds $US2 billion ($A2.6 billion).
PAYPAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, PAYPAL INCORPORATED, SOCIETYONE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, PROSPA FINANCIAL PTY LTD, MACQUARIE SECURITIES PTY LTD, ETTITUDE AUSTRALIA
Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 2-Dec-15
A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 52 per cent of Australians aged 14+ who have a non-bank issued American Express credit card also own an iPhone. The survey, which was carried out in the year to September 2015, also shows that more than 80,000 AMEX card-holders own an iPhone 6. This is the only iPhone model that is capable of accessing Apple Pay, which will be launched in Australia exclusively for AMEX-issued credit card holders.
ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY, APPLE INCORPORATED, APPLE PAY, MASTERCARD AUSTRALIA LIMITED, VISA INTERACTIVE, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB
Original article by Shaun Drummond, Sarah Thompson, Michael Bailey, Anthony Macdonald, Joyce Moullakis
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 18 : 20-Nov-15
Shares in online foreign exchange group OzForex closed 30 per cent higher at $A3.38 on 19 November 2015, in response to Western Union’s $A888m takeover approach The indicative offer is non-binding and may not result in a formal takeover bid, but OzForex’s co-founder Matthew Gilmour expects the company to attract other bids. He notes that a number of overseas groups were interested in buying OzForex prior to its IPO in 2013.
OZFOREX GROUP LIMITED – ASX OFX, WESTERN UNION FINANCIAL SERVICES INCORPORATED, DEUTSCHE BANK AG, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, CLAYTON UTZ, GRESHAM PARTNERS LIMITED, EURONET WORLDWIDE INCORPORATED, DEUTSCHE BOERSE, TRAVELWISE, WORLD FIRST, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, VEDA GROUP LIMITED – ASX VED, EQUIFAX INCORPORATED, ISELECT LIMITED – ASX ISU, PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS INCORPORATED
Original article by Shaun Drummond
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 2-Nov-15
National Australia Bank has terminated its alliance with MasterCard in favour of rival credit card provider Visa. The two groups will co-operate in the development of new payment solutions as the trend toward the use of mobile devices for making payments gathers pace. Australian banks are also holding talks with Google regarding the introduction of its Android Pay system.
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, VISA INTERNATIONAL, MASTERCARD AUSTRALIA LIMITED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, APPLE INCORPORATED, SAMSUNG CORPORATION, AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY