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Westpac launches first AirpointsTM earning debit card

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 10:09 am | Westpac

Westpac has launched New Zealand’s first AirpointsTM earning debit card to complement its Airpoints earning credit cards and home loan offerings. More >>

Westpac NZ retains Government banking services

Monday, 5 October 2015, 2:54 pm | Westpac

Westpac has been confirmed as the Government’s main bank for the next eight years, retaining the Crown Transactional Banking Services contract on an exclusive basis in addition to elements of Foreign Exchange Services, Payment Services and Card Services. More >>

Westpac - New Zealand’s First Dementia Friendly Bank

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:02 pm | Westpac

Westpac has become New Zealand’s first dementia-friendly bank in partnership with Alzheimers Auckland in a move to support the 50,000 people living with dementia in New Zealand. More >>

SMEs to pitch for cash in Westpac Business Growth Grant

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:47 am | Westpac

Small businesses with a plan to grow will be able to pitch for support through the $250,000 Westpac Business Growth Grant programme. More >>

Digital investment enhances the customer experience

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:14 pm | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand1Summary financial points – 1H15 vs 1H14 Cash earnings2 of $441 million, an increase of 2% Core earnings increased 7%, to $640 million Good Lending growth of 5% to $66.6 billion Deposit3growth of 6% to $51.5 billion, maintaining ... More >>

Kiwis offered faster way to fly with range of products

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:00 pm | Westpac

Westpac this week announced it has signed a 10 year agreement as an Air New Zealand Airpoints™ programme partner, and has launched a suite of cards that it says will offer Kiwis a faster way to earn Airpoints Dollars™. More >>

Westpac NZ launches fully responsive online banking platform

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 10:51 am | Westpac

Westpac has launched its new online banking platform “Westpac One”, redefining the way customers are able to bank using mobile devices. More >>

Only surface deep acceptance of Rainbow Community at work

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:46 am | Westpac

The majority of New Zealanders say they are accepting of the Rainbow Community (which includes those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) but that does not extend to the workplace, according to a new survey by Westpac New Zealand Limited. More >>

Young people overly optimistic about finances

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10:00 am | Westpac

A new survey of young New Zealanders by the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre shows that many believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year and their money management skills require no improvement. More >>

Positioned for growth – Investing in the customer experience

Monday, 3 November 2014, 3:09 pm | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand Cash earnings were $864 million in FY14, a 13% increase compared to FY13. The growth in Cash earnings was supported by a 78% reduction in Impairment charges driven by asset quality improvement, and 3% growth in Core earnings. More >>

Westpac launches new mobile payment stickers

Monday, 20 October 2014, 12:20 pm | Westpac

Westpac has launched its new mobile payment sticker, enabling customers to make payments with any mobile device. The Westpac PayTag, can be attached to the back of a mobile device (or any other suitable item), enabling customers to make quick, secure contactless ... More >>

Westpac enters exclusive partnership with Moven

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:36 pm | Westpac

Westpac is entering into an exclusive New Zealand partnership with New York based start-up Moven to launch a series of new mobile initiatives over the next two years. More >>

Westpac customers to get first augmented reality banking app

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:52 pm | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand is to release the world’s first banking app for account management using augmented reality. More >>

Westpac trials HCE Digital Wallet technology

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:53 pm | Westpac

Westpac is trialling Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments, the first bank in New Zealand to actively do so and one of only a handful of banks globally to be using the innovative ‘digital wallet’ technology. More >>

NZers happy to handle big sums of cash via mobile devices

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 10:58 am | Westpac

Nearly 70% of New Zealanders are confident to deal with amounts up to $10,000 through mobile banking and 15% are comfortable handling sums of $50,000 or more according to the latest Westpac Mobile Banking Report. More >>

Westpac NZ to deliver faster, easier for online customers

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 3:19 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ is looking to launch a new online payment option called ‘Direct From Account’ for customers. More >>

Samsung and Westpac NZ sign collaboration agreemen

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:15 pm | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand and Samsung Electronics New Zealand have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to develop world leading digital banking innovations. More >>

Westpac receives NZD/CNY ‘Market Makers’ Licence in China

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 9:18 am | Westpac

Possibilities for closer ties between New Zealand and Chinese business took a step closer with Westpac receiving approval from the People’s Bank of China to act as a market maker for direct trading of NZD/CNY on the China Foreign Exchange Trading ... More >>

Westpac to boost its $1bn investment in NZ CleanTech sector

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:44 pm | Westpac

Westpac is partnering with the CleanTech industry to establish a certification programme as it targets a 15 percent increase in its lending to the New Zealand CleanTech sector over the next two years. More >>

Westpac plans $million investment in Tauranga

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11:20 am | Westpac

Westpac New Zealand is investing at least $1million into a new development to create a super branch on Cameron Road and establish a Help Station in the CBD within the next 18 months. More >>



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