Ecommerce

Retailers can harness data to strengthen their businesses, generate new revenue streams and empower their employees. That’s the view of Satya Nadella, CEO of Microscoft, who delivered the keynote at the NRF Big Show in New York this week. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case

Open banking may be delayed, but one of Australia’s new banks is keen to show Australians what their data can do for them.  Neobank 86 400, which launched in September after securing its banking licence earlier in 2019, has unveiled a comparison tool called Energy Switch, which the bank says

Apple

Consumers spent US$1.42 billion at the App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a 16 per cent increase from the previous year. Apple revealed that US$386 million was spent on New Year’s Day 2020, up 20 per cent growth from 2019, setting a new record for sales on a

Gartner’s retail team collaborated on this set of new year’s resolutions for retail CIOs. The dawn of a new decade is the perfect time for retail CIOs to get serious about the changes necessary for digital transformation success. Gartner clients can leverage research that identifies five key areas that will

Mobile payment, eftpos, financial services, smartphone

The installed base of contactless-enabled POS (Point of Sale) devices will exceed 161 million by 2024 growing from 78 million in 2019, according to new forecasts from Juniper Research. In five years, contactless POS devices will then be 94 per cent of all POS devices in use. According to the

The implementation of Australia’s Consumer Data Right – the data portability scheme which will enable Open Banking – has been delayed until July 2020, giving banks an additional four months to prepare.  The ACCC, which had been planning to begin the scheme in February following the current testing phase, announced

Apple Pay will be available for Westpac customers by June 2020, meaning all four of Australia’s big banks will offer the digital payment method next year.  Westpac also announced Apple Pay is available from today for customers at its smaller banks – St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne – provided

Financial services companies in North America could unlock up to US$140 billion in productivity gains and cost savings by 2025 if they employ new technologies that help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their workforces, according to a recent study by Accenture. The study — Workforce 2025: The Financial Services

Deliveroo food marketplace gig economy

Deliveroo has created a dedicated sustainability and social impact team to drive and expand the company’s purpose-led initiatives for the coming year.  The team consists of eight people and will formalise its programs and partnerships, aligning its 2020 priorities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, focusing on three key

Neobank Volt has begun onboarding the first customers on its waitlist, 11 months after receiving its licence to operate as a bank.  Now in beta, the challenger bank is offering 2.15 per cent interest on savings accounts, with a wider public launch planned for 2020.  Listen: Our open banking webinar