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Sales
BNZ launches first tap-on-phone point of sale app in NZ
Bank of New Zealand has launched BNZ Pay, an innovative mobile app for retailers that transforms an Android device into a contactless payment terminal. 
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Cloud
Microsoft signs BNZ as one of first NZ data centre region customers
“We have a bold ambition to fully embrace digital technologies, and Azure, available in a New Zealand data centre, is going to be a key enabler.”
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Vodafone and BNZ team up to boost tech for Kiwi SMEs
"Vodafone and Bank of New Zealand are coming together to find the best digital solutions aimed at helping our SME customers connect, grow and thrive in our digital world."
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Bad business: Kiwi SMEs not planning ahead
"It is crucial that SME owners are taking the right steps to ensure the financial stability of not only themselves but for New Zealand's economy as well."
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Scams
Aged between 35-44? You're a prime target for scammers
It’s a common thought that the elderly are most likely to get scammed, but BNZ says it’s also busy parents who are finding themselves on the receiving end too.
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Scams
BNZ encourages Kiwis to get scam savvy
New Zealanders are being caught out more than ever before – but at the same time there’s a serious effort going on to raise awareness about the issue.
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Cloud
Microsoft & 9 Spokes celebrate co-sell success with BNZ
Microsoft and 9 Spokes have signed off their first Microsoft One Commercial Partner co-sell success, after snapping up Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) as their first contract.
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BNZ
SMEs need support in volatile economic times, says Canstar
Canstar general manager Jose George says every SME needs to be both flexible and responsive.
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Education
BNZ teaches Settlers Village residents about online scams
Residents at Auckland’s Settlers Village are now wiser to the dangers of online scams, thanks to a visit from BNZ staff yesterday.
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Xero
Tycoon game series teaches essential skills to run your own small business
Want to find out what it would be like to be the next tech tycoon? A new interactive game series might just teach you the skills to walk that path.
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Payment gateways
BNZ merchant customers to get Alipay this year
BNZ is the first Kiwi bank to offer the option to accept Alipay which should roll out in July following the trial currently underway.
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Microsoft
Intelligent cloud, Azure Stack, compliance - Highlights from the Auckland Azure Summit
The event featured a variety of speakers, from Microsoft heavyweights Vijay Tewari and Russell Craig, to Azure customers like BNZ, and Pageproof.
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Lenovo
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
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Data analytics
Dames, professors & CEOs come together to draw more Kiwi women into data science
The New Zealand leg of the event is building on a global movement of inspiring more women to enter and excel in the data science industry.
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Cloud
BNZ opens Wellington workspace for clients
The new centre includes multiple areas for conversations and collaboration.
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BNZ
BNZ’s 'bank of you' ad gets a little too personal
The advertisement included a personalised adaptation which allowed the TVNZ registered user’s first name from their TVNZ OnDemand account to appear in a graphic of the video.
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Westpac
Auckland's Paymark sold to French company for $190 million
Paymark is a specialist electronic transaction processing company based in Auckland.
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Digital Transformation
Microsoft teaches a Kiwi institution a few new digital tricks
“Of course, moving data to the Cloud creates fraud and deception opportunities. This meant there were compliance issues to work through.”
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New Zealand
Apple Pay has arrived for BNZ customers
Apple Pay is now available to all BNZ customers with an eligible Apple device...
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Artificial Intelligence
Intel and BNZ use AI to detect money laundering
In 2016 alone, approximately 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud, resulting in $16 billion in losses.
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iPad
Studio Proper on track for expansion in NZ
The enterprise iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch accessory manufacturer is looking for local partners to continue its momentum.
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Payment gateways
BNZ & posBoss create payment solution to mobilise hospitality industry
"We love embracing technology because it suits our business and it works great – ultimately we are looking to go completely mobile in-store."
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Startup
BNZ opens co-working space in Christchurch – and it’s free!
The space is bolstered by the fact there is Wi-Fi, printing and perhaps best of all, free coffee. All you need to do is bring your laptop.
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Innovation
Auckland North gears up to become world-class innovation hub
“In the future I want people to feel this is a region they can live and work because it is so rich in opportunity that they don’t want to leave."