Observability specialist New Relic has promoted Jason Leonidas to the role of ANZ regional vice president.
Major Australian bank Westpac has appointed Damien MacRae to the role of CEO of Westpac Banking as a Service.
TechnologyOne founder Adrian Di Marco says he will step down from the company on 30 June 2022.
The Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA), the only dedicated analytics association in the country, has added four new members to its advisory committee.
PayPal is the most easily recognised of the four leading online payment platforms, and the most used, with nearly three-quarters of Australians surveyed aware of its existence, the Roy Morgan Research firm claims.
Australia could hardly claim to be known for its prowess in the semiconductor sector, yet a Sydney company claims leadership in one niche: development of the smallest, fastest and lowest power Wi-FI HaLow chip with the longest range.
Hotel commerce platform operator SiteMinder has appointed Pat O'Sullivan and Jennifer (Jenny) Macdonald as independent, non-executive directors.
Identity and fraud prevention platform provider FrankieOne has closed its $20 million Series A funding round, led by AirTree Ventures and Greycroft.
Credit and payment platform provider GetCapital has joined the Tech Council of Australia (TCA).
REA Group is one of the most recent members of the Tech Council of Australia (TCA).
Global payments provider Square is set to buy Australia’s buy now pay later platform Afterpay in a deal which values the company at $39 billion.
Accenture report identifies economic impact of the buy-now-pay-later platform Afterpay in 2020
The “next evolution” of Afterpay’s in-store payment solution has arrived, letting users tap their smartphones at any checkout where Afterpay is accepted in store.
Payment solutions provider Linkly has appointed Frerk-Malte Feller as its CEO.
The Westpac Group, one of Australia's big four banks, has announced Afterpay as its first partner on its new digital banking platform.
Afterpay, Apple Pay and Google Pay are driving the adoption of new digital payment services according to a new report that shows an increasing proportion of Australians are utilising new digital payment methods such as buy-now-pay-later services, contactless mobile payments and wearable payment devices.
Mary McHale, Financial Services Director, Equinix Asia-Pacific
GUEST OPINION: SPONSORED NEWS. The emergence and increasing adoption introduction of new digital payment methods, such as ‘buy now, pay later’ platform AfterPay and Open Banking payments platfoms that allow for real time payments like SplitPay alongside better known digital wallets like Apple Pay, are propelling Australia rapidly ahead as it moves toward a cashless, cardless society.
There has been rapid growth in the buy-now-pay-later digital payments Australian market, with new research revealing 1.95 million Aussies used digital payments in the year to the end of September - up from 1.38 million in the previous 12 months.
A majority of Australians now use digital payments, according to a new report revealing that awareness of digital payments is now an almost universal 93.9%, with 72.4% using at least one digital payment method over an average 12-month period.
Payment service providers in the Asia Pacific region have been driven to offering online pay-later options to consumers hampered by limited borrowing options – with Australian consumers, and their Chinese counterparts, leading the way as early adopters of the deferred payments concept.
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