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Payments Archives

Countdown owner launches payments platform

Wpay will power payments inside and outside of Woolworths Group's businesses, and further extends the group into the ret...

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

Retail NZ welcomes govt move to regulate merchant fees

“For far too long New Zealanders have been paying high merchant fees and it is fantastic news that the government is fin...

Here’s what retailers need to know about central bank digital currencies

More countries are considering launching digital currencies. Here's what it means for retail.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Klarna funding round makes it Europe’s most valuable startup at US$31bn

Swedish payments firm Klarna has nearly tripled its valuation in less than six months.

Short lockdown takes toll on tills

Despite only Auckland seeing lockdown hit Level 3, the rest of New Zealand still saw sales suffer.

Christmas, Boxing Day boost card spending in December: StatsNZ

Card spending in retail rose 3.5 per cent, or $250 million, during the month of December 2020.

Paymark spending data shows a year of two quarters

Paymark spending recorded growth during the last quarter after experiencing downtrend earlier of the year.
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New World Papakura unveils ‘Zoom Trolley’ shopping

New World Papakura supermarket will trial connected 'Zoom Trolleys' at its stores until November so shoppers can test ou...
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Centrapay signs three-year deal with Epay, creating digital gift cards

Centrapay has signed a three-year partnership with Epay New Zealand to introduce digital gift cards.

Laybuy’s ASX debut values company at A$246 million

New Zealand company Laybuy listed today on the Australian Stock Exchange with an initial public offer (IPO) that raised ...

Coca-Cola Amatil takes a stake in Centrapay

Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venture investment fund Amatil X has invested in the digital asset payment platform Centrap...
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Card payments rise while ATM withdrawals slow

New Zealanders are using cards to shop more than cash – and ATM withdrawals are on the decline.

Retail card spending continues rebound on loosening restrictions

Card spending increases for fourth consecutive month, says StatsNZ.