Losses by Australians to dating and romance scams are expected to be much higher this year as scammers turn to a new technique - romance baiting - using dating apps to lure victims into investment scams, according to the consumer watchdog, the ACCC.
Australia's self-described first "smartbank", built for smartphones, is 86 400, and it has announced it "will join the NAB family, accelerating innovation in the industry and creating a smart digital bank committed to helping all Australians take control of their money."
Australia's No.1 Bank, the Commonwealth Bank, has unveiled the latest version of what it says is "Australia’s number one banking app", CommBank app 4.0, with major and very useful upgrades.
Apple Pay is finally available via the National Australia Bank, with NAB nabbing Apple Pay at long last after a terribly extended and self-inflicted delay.
Bendigo Bank has been hit by a major IT outage which has put its online services and ATMs out action for most of today.
Financial services technology provider TAS has partnered with Endeavour Mutual Bank to activate its ".bank" URL in a move aimed at enhancing Endeavour’s cyber security measures.
Russian authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man who is accused of being the leader of a group that was stealing funds from Russian banks by using a trojan that runs on the Android mobile operating system.
In accordance with the RBA's request, business banker Tyro says it is "offering merchants the option of lower cost debit contactless payments".
I noticed yesterday on the home page of Bendigo Bank that Apple Pay had finally arrived, so I set it up, which was effortless, and I've been using it via Apple Watch since!
With eftpos the most widely used debit card system in Australia, ANZ Access customers can now CHQ and SAV their transactions using iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.
Suncorp has announced that customers with a "Suncorp Clear Options Credit Card" can now access Samsung Pay without delay for mobile payments.
Westpac has released a new online and mobile banking feature it says ‘provides customers with the ability to digitally generate their own account summary and prove their account balances or net position – without having to wait or visit a branch.’
St George, now part of Westpac, is this month celebrating being the first bank in Australia and one of the first globally to launch Internet banking 20 years ago.
There will be 10 million banking apps globally accessed via smartwatch by 2017, rising to over 100 million by 2020 ‘as millennial change banking habits.’
Promising to make your smartphone even smarter, Optus is the first Aussie telco to launch a mobile payments app known as ‘Cash by Optus’
BalaBit unveiled Reliable Log Transfer Protocol (RLTP)TM technology to help companies achieve 'Zero Message Loss' and comply with even the most stringent regulations. The syslog-ng trusted logging solution became the de-facto industry standard for logging within the last decade and is now used by 650 000 companies world-wide
There seems to be no stopping the scam artists as they move from state to state attempting to extort money from naive computer users.
Australian security software titan, TrustDefender, has launched a new version 3.0 of its flagship TrustDefender Pro technology, a new 'Central Intelligence Server' and TrustDefender Zero, a new fraud risk management solution all designed to 'reduce the risk of online fraud' targeting the growing expansion of mobile devices used for online transactions.
St.George bank, owned by Westpac, has launched an 'Australian-first app' feature 'Mobile Banking Lite' letting customers 'conveniently check their account balance and transaction history' - but why is it only 'Lite' and not the full mobile banking deal?
NAB, the bank with a name that is a little word for National Australia Bank, says 'mobile banking' is its 'fastest growing channel' - and has launched a fresh new app, just in time for the iPad 2, while still working on the iPad 1, iPhones and even the Android.
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