Apple Pay drives contactless mobile payment increase; older Australians might need a nudge

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 13-May-20

Data from the Roy Morgan Digital Payments Report shows a sharp increase in use of non-bank contactless mobile payment services compared to a year ago. A total of 10.8% of Australians now use non-bank contactless mobile payment services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, up from 7.1% a year ago. Apple Pay is now used by 6.5% of Australians (up from 4.1%) and Google Pay is now used by 4.1% (up from 3.6%). Samsung Pay is unchanged at 1%. Analysis using Roy Morgan’s Helix Personas shows that Metrotechs are the most likely to use non-bank contactless mobile payment services, with 16.9% of people in this community using either Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay. These digital payment findings are from Roy Morgan Single Source, Australia’s leading consumer survey, compiled by comprehensive interviews with a sample of over 1,000 Australians each week.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, APPLE PAY, GOOGLE PAY, SAMSUNG PAY

What’s our strategy for slump in wake of virus?

Original article by Robert Gottliebsen
The Australian – Page: 25 : 26-Feb-20

Research by Roy Morgan shows that one-in-six Australian businesses have already been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This includes sectors of the economy that are among the biggest employers, such as manufacturing and education. However, small and medium enterprises are likely to be hardest hit by the economic fallout from the virus. The federal government is therefore to be commended for proposing to require large companies to pay suppliers more promptly. At present, the proposed legislation only applies to businesses with turnover of up to $10m, but it should be expanded to include medium-sized businesses.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Rio joins Telstra in supplier backflip

Original article by Jared Lynch, Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 6-Feb-20

Rio Tinto CFO Simon Trott has advised that about 90 per cent of its Australian suppliers will now be paid within 20 days. Businesses with annual turnover of up to $10m will also now be designated as a small supplier, rather than just those which supply up to $1m worth of goods and services to the resources giant each year. Rio Tinto recently shelved its ‘dynamic discounting’ scheme, while Telstra has also reduced its payment terms to just 20 days. Small Business & Family Enterprises Ombudsman Kate Carnell says other large companies should do so.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS AND FAMILY ENTERPRISE OMBUDSMAN

Rio mining big data, AI to bleed desperate suppliers

Original article by Jared Lynch, Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 15 & 18 : 28-Jan-20

Rio Tinto has stressed that it is committed to 30-day payment terms for its suppliers, following reports that it is offering to pay invoices before the due date in exchange for a discount of up to two per cent. The so-called ‘dynamic discounting’ scheme is generating significant cost savings for Rio Tinto, but it has attracted criticism from Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan. Rio Tinto is also said to be using big data and artificial intelligence technology to determine how much of a discount a supplier is prepared to accept.

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RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, AUSTRALIA. OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SMALL BUSINESS AND FAMILY ENTERPRISE OMBUDSMAN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET

RBA says no to Facebook’s new currency

Original article by Matthew Cranston
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 10-Jan-20

Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency should not be allowed to proceed in Australia without major regulation, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia. The RBA expressed this view in a submission to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology, with the RBA querying whether there would be much demand for Libra from consumers. The RBA stated Australians were already well served by a range of inexpensive and efficient real-time payment methods.

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FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Women more likely to use Buy-Now-Pay-Later services

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 9-Sep-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that women are significantly more likely to use buy-now-pay-later payment services such as Afterpay, Zip Pay or Zip Money than men. Over one-in-ten women (11.6%) report using a buy-now-pay-later service in the last year, compared to only 5.5% of men. In addition to greater user of buy-now-pay-later services, women are also more likely to use the more traditional Bill Payment Services such as BPAY and Post Billpay with nearly three-fifths of women (59.1%) using a Bill Payment Service in the last year compared to 55.8% of men. However, men are more likely than women to use other digital payment services, including Online Payment Platforms such as PayPal and Other Contactless/Cardless Mobile Payments services such as Apple Pay. These are some of the findings from the newly released Roy Morgan ‘Digital Payment Solutions Currency Report’ June 2019. The data in this latest report is from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey which is based on in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 consumers per annum in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AFTERPAY TOUCH GROUP LIMITED – ASX APT, ZIP PAY, ZIP CO LIMITED – ASX Z1P

Savers at risk in bank, credit union data hack

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.

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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

Government flags heavy-handed crackdown on black economy

Original article by Mike Bruce
The New Daily – Page: Online : 21-Aug-19

Gary Pflugrath of CPA Australia says the federal government should reconsider proposed legislation to restrict cash payments between businesses and individuals to no more than $10,000. It was one of the recommendations of the government’s Black Economy Taskforce, but Pflugrath contends that there are sufficient "checks and balances" to counter criminal activity. Kurt Wallace from the Institute of Public Affairs says restricting cash payments would have little impact on the cash economy, while reducing the freedoms of ordinary Australians. Individuals could face big fines and imprisonment for breaching the proposed laws.

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CPA AUSTRALIA, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS LIMITED, H&R BLOCK LIMITED, ONE NATION PARTY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Transacting $10,000 or more in cash could make you a criminal under proposed law

Original article by Nassim Khadem
abc.net au – Page: Online : 20-Aug-19

The 2018-19 federal Budget included a proposal that would restrict cash payments to businesses to no more than $10,000. The measure was recommended by the federal government’s Black Economy Taskforce; those who infringe the proposed measure if it is legislated could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for two years. One Nation has indicated that it will vote against legislation, while the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry is among a number of organisations that oppose the measure.

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ONE NATION LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Over 1.5 million users of Buy-Now-Pay-Later digital payments

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 19-Mar-19

Roy Morgan’s ‘Digital Payment Solutions Currency Report’ January 2019 shows that 1.59 million Australians aged +14 used a ‘buy-now-pay-later’ digital payment method in the last 12 months. Millennials accounted for 40.6% of ‘buy-now-pay-later’ users in the year to January 2019, followed by Gen Z (35.1%). These two generations combined account for 75.7% of the market, or 1.2 million consumers. The two oldest generations (baby boomers and pre-boomers) make very little use of the new ‘buy-now-pay-later’ systems, with a combined market share of only 5.2% (83,000). The report also shows that awareness of these new payment methods is a healthy 42.9%, well ahead of the overall usage levels of 7.7%. Afterpay had 39.9% awareness and 6.9% usage over the last 12 months, well ahead of zipPay with 19.0% awareness and 1.6% usage. The data from this report is from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which is based on in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 consumers per annum in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AFTERPAY TOUCH GROUP LIMITED – ASX APT, ZIPPAY