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Cyber Readiness Institute launches global training program
“For small and medium-sized businesses, an incident or breach can have devastating consequences," says Microsoft's Tom Burt.
02 Jan 19
Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney
"Enterprises, SMEs or startups are now able to bypass legacy approaches and develop innovation at an accelerated pace."
12 Nov 18
What Kiwis need to follow through with online purchases
When you are establishing an e-commerce site, there are some things you’ll want to be aware of to maximise the rate of purchase completion.
05 Jul 18
Why Kiwis tend to prefer contactless payment
Millennials continue to drive contactless payments, with almost 9 in 10 people aged 25 to 34 using contactless technology.
08 May 18
Microsoft, Cisco lead new global cybersecurity coalition CR²
Microsoft, Cisco, HSBC, Mastercard, AT&T, and JP Morgan Chase have pledged to advance cybersecurity across the globe.
10 Apr 18
SAP brings MasterCard, HERE and Postmates to connected vehicle marketplace
SAP Vehicles Network connects vehicles to intelligent, automated services for parking, fueling, food, navigation and payment.
28 Feb 18
Passion for STEM sparks early for girls in Asia Pacific
When the girls were asked what would encourage them to pursue a career in STEM, parental encouragement was considered the most important influence.
13 Feb 18
Beware online shoppers, your details may not be safe
Mastercard has reminded Kiwis that any time is a great time to think about their online security...
04 Dec 17
NZ named a ‘digitally elite’ economy in new research
The Digital Evolution Index research tracks progress countries have made since 2014 in developing digital economies and integrating connectivity.
13 Jul 17
Tap & go: Mastercard deploys contactless payments on Sydney ferries
“Australians are continuously embracing digital payment technology, with 82% using tap-and-go to make payments every week."
10 Jul 17
Major fintech funding round highlights importance of Asia-Australia connections
Airwallex held what is believed to be the biggest Series A capital raise for any Australian non-lending fintech company, backed by Asian investors.
05 May 17
Australian international payments fintech secures $13m in Series A funding
Tencent, Sequoia Capital, and Mastercard were major investors in fueling Airwallex’s international expansion.
03 May 17
Subway may soon be ordered by a single Messenger emoji
If ordering subs from Facebook Messenger isn’t a clear indicator of the advancement of civilization, then I don’t know what is.
20 Apr 17
Could Mastercard's innovation pipeline be the answer to cyber security?
“The onset of new technology continues to transform the way we interact online, but as usage surges there is increased risk."
12 Oct 16
Mastercard searching for Kiwi startup collaboration partners
"Startups are increasingly looking to collaborate with corporates to both tap into their operational expertise and to test new technology."
15 Sep 16
Kiwis ditch cash, embrace digital payments
“New Zealanders are early adopters of technology and are increasingly seeking fast, convenient and secure ways to pay."
10 Feb 16
Come 2016, contactless payments will reach 200M
The number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016, representing growth of 100% since 2014.
09 Sep 15
Practical tips to keep yourself safe from cybercriminals
With cybercriminals always looking for new ways to scam consumers and Kiwis increasingly shopping online, Mastercard offers up some safety tips.
20 May 15
Technology: Fundamentally changing the way we shop
"Technology plays a central role as both a transformer of human behaviour and enabler of enhanced consumer experience."
12 May 15
Kiwis want more information before buying in to digital wallets
“As is expected with new technology, uptake is gradual before people discover the benefits."
24 Feb 15
Kiwis finally showing a bit of trust in tap and go payments
As contactless payment technology becomes more convenient and secure, more Kiwis are embracing the alternative payment method for their everyday expenses, according to new MasterCard research.
03 Feb 15
In-store purchasing still winning with Kiwi Christmas shoppers
Kiwis are still looking to do the bulk of their Christmas shopping with local retailers, despite being keen online shoppers.
12 Dec 14
Snapchat jumps in to the peer-to-peer payment ring
Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash, a feature that allows uses to quickly message money to each other.
20 Nov 14
Banks to go to war in mobile payment battle
Several major banks are gearing up to release their own mobile payment apps, which could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products
03 Nov 14