Payments

Aug
15

Woolworths Rewards available through Google Pay

Shoppers at Woolworths can now earn reward points by using Google Pay. The retail giant’s launch of Google Pay marks the first of the Australian supermarkets to implement the mobile payment service in-store while providing its 11 million Rewards members with a more convenient way to earn and redeem loyalty points. In justifying Woolworths’ decision […]

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Aug
14

Bendigo Adelaide launches “all-in-app” digital bank

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has become the latest institution to launch a new pure play digital bank. Dubbed ‘Up’, the separately branded neo play will come in the form of a dedicated and separately branded app, as Bendigo attempts to snatch younger customers disillusioned with the offerings of the Big Four. Australia’s fifth largest retail […]

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Aug
13

Can Afterpay’s magic run continue?

As Elon Musk and Tesla have shown us, when dizzy valuations and high short interest collide, the results can be spectacular. If the Australian stock market has a battleground stock to rival Tesla it is the buy now, pay later juggernaut Afterpay, which has doubled to a market capitalisation of over $3 billion in just […]

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Aug
10

InLoop has made the 2018 AFR Most Innovative Companies List

InLoop Group was honoured to be recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative companies. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges. InLoop ranked #25 on the […]

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Aug
09

Australian Government invests in crypto startup for ‘Bitcoin Boost’ for tourism

In an announcement on its official website on Wednesday, the Queensland government revealed details of an AUD$8.3 million grant given to 70 domestic companies looking to innovate in the region. Pointedly, the announcement pinned Queensland-based crypto payments startup TravelbyBit as the headlining act in describing it as “a startup company set to drive more tourists […]

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Aug
08

Zip targeting $1b of sales and 1m customers

More than half a billion dollars of sales went through credit card disrupter Zip Co’s payment system over the latest financial year, more than twice the volume of the previous year but only a quarter of that spent on competitor Afterpay. But as the popularity of “buy now, pay later” offerings continues to surge among […]

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Aug
08

Fintech start-up QPay gets $1M in funding from Angels and Sharks

Student marketplace and payments app, QPay, has secured a $1 million cash injection after funding from the Sydney Angels Sidecar Fund 2 was supplemented by a $380,000 combined investment by Steve Baxter and Naomi Simson in exchange for 8.4 per cent of the firm’s equity during last night’s episode of Shark Tank. Funds were also […]

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Aug
06

Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta plans to create Australia’s first crypto-bank

He became one of the country’s youngest self-made millionaires at the age of 26 — and now he’s revealed his next “multibillion-dollar” idea. The co-founder of one of Australia’s biggest tech success stories has revealed his next “multibillion-dollar” idea — to create the “first crypto bank of Australia”. Fred Schebesta, who became one of country’s […]

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