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ASB launches debit card dedicated solely to business
"It's important to us here at ASB to keep expanding the services we provide to make sure we're offering the innovative financial tools our customers expect from us."
Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway.
ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
ASB offers Google Pay - but some people will miss out
ASB customers have until July 16 to make the switch, before ASB Virtual is closed down permanently.
Exclusive: ASB and Hnry’s shared vision for the future of work
"As a fintech company, being able to work in partnership with an innovative bank like ASB is really helping our platform."
NZ: A nation of bright sparks and young inventors
Remember their names: Mikayla Stokes and Thomas James could well be New Zealand’s next great inventors.
Inside NZ’s first blockchain trade for meat exports
“We’re exporting to 40 different countries and being able to use a blockchain platform removes the weak spots and ensures the integrity of the data."
ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
ASB has teamed up with global wearable device company Garmin to give ASB customers on-the-go the ability to make contactless purchases.
ASB urges businesses to get on with major decisions despite uncertainty
Positive thinking is key because New Zealand’s economic growth is actually expected to gradually accelerate to 3.4% by the end of 2019.
AI biosecurity officer now on duty at Auckland Airport
A digital biosecurity officer has started working at Auckland Airport with the goal of helping international visitors.
ASB and Kiwi tech startup launch digital human to help SME clients
Josie was created by ASB in partnership with New Zealand technology company FaceMe.
Westpac, ANZ and ASB ditch outdated ATM fees
"We support industry moves to eliminate this fee, this change will benefit our customers and provide them with a greater level of freedom."
Auckland's Paymark sold to French company for $190 million
Paymark is a specialist electronic transaction processing company based in Auckland.
ASB joins another Chinese social media platform
WeChat is a Chinese social network and one of the world’s largest social media platforms.
'Nothing ventured, nothing gained': ASB launches new Venturers programme for SMBs
ASB Bank is following the wise words of 'nothing ventured, nothing gained', and is launching a new business innovation community to help SMBs succeed.
ASB Bright Sparks - a competition for the innovators of tomorrow
This year’s categories include science, engineering, environment, science and software.
ASB joins Chinese social media platform
“A growing number of ASB’s customers are Chinese or are of Chinese origin and it makes sense to connect with our customers in their own language."
Uber partners with ASB Bank
“We’re always looking at ways we can make getting from A to B more affordable."
Rural NZers to benefit from Wireless Nation's latest deal
Wireless Nation has signed an agreement with ASB to provide the bank’s rural customers and staff with targeted plans and solutions.
NZ trade balance unexpectedly turns to surplus in January on slower import growth
New Zealand's trade balance unexpectedly turned to a surplus in January as the impact of weaker crude oil prices on imports outpaced a decline in expo
Critics slam bank compensation for rural interest rate swaps as woeful
Critics of bank settlements over interest rate swap loans claim farmers haven't been paid as much in compensation as they would have if the matter
Russell Jones: Banking on technology
Russell Jones heads an IT team the size of some of New Zealand’s bigger companies. He talks to Heather Wright about future proofing ASB’s technology, being customer focused and how technology isn’t everything.
RESEND: ASB first-half cash profit rises 9%, as favourable funding conditions fatten interest margin
ASB, the local unit of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, posted a 9 percent gain in first-half cash profit and said favourable funding conditions all
ASB offers customers PayTag sticker for mobile payments
The ASB PayTag allows users to switch between their accounts within the ASB Mobile Banking app or by using online banking.