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Government details more of its retail payments regulation plans including formal designation under law for Visa & Mastercard's networks, and regulating surcharging
10th Sep 21, 8:15am
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Government details more of its retail payments regulation plans including formal designation under law for Visa & Mastercard's networks, and regulating surcharging
Buy now, pay later service providers tipped to replace banks as the dominant issuers of Visa and Mastercard cards
17th Aug 21, 10:08am
Buy now, pay later service providers tipped to replace banks as the dominant issuers of Visa and Mastercard cards
Time and again we've heard banks may be heading the way of the dinosaurs but they continue to thrive. Gareth Vaughan doesn't expect this to change anytime soon
20th Jul 21, 7:00am
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Time and again we've heard banks may be heading the way of the dinosaurs but they continue to thrive. Gareth Vaughan doesn't expect this to change anytime soon
Gareth Vaughan looks at what merchant service fee regulation may mean for loyalty & rewards schemes, surcharging, and buy now pay later service providers, and why
16th May 21, 6:01am
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Gareth Vaughan looks at what merchant service fee regulation may mean for loyalty & rewards schemes, surcharging, and buy now pay later service providers, and why
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
13th May 21, 7:36am
The Government details the Commerce Commission's proposed powers to regulate merchant service fees in a 'future-proofed' regulatory regime
Government to empower Commerce Commission to regulate fees charged by banks and card companies that are paid by retailers and other small businesses
12th May 21, 9:05am
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Government to empower Commerce Commission to regulate fees charged by banks and card companies that are paid by retailers and other small businesses
Financial inclusion, payments stability, efficiency, and monetary policy implementation touted as benefits from central bank digital currencies
11th May 21, 10:00am
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Financial inclusion, payments stability, efficiency, and monetary policy implementation touted as benefits from central bank digital currencies
Having advocated for it earlier this year, Gareth Vaughan is encouraged to see the Government proposing merchant service fee regulation, but calls for bolder action
12th Dec 20, 9:16am
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Having advocated for it earlier this year, Gareth Vaughan is encouraged to see the Government proposing merchant service fee regulation, but calls for bolder action
Government outlines wide ranging merchant service fee regulation proposals including 'hard caps' on interchange fees
10th Dec 20, 12:08pm
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Government outlines wide ranging merchant service fee regulation proposals including 'hard caps' on interchange fees
National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
12th Sep 20, 9:31am
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National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia push back at buy now pay later service providers with zero interest rate credit cards
Labour Party unveils commitment to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks for accepting debit and credit cards through regulation of merchant service fees
8th Sep 20, 12:00pm
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Labour Party unveils commitment to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks for accepting debit and credit cards through regulation of merchant service fees
Labour Party reportedly set to unveil policy to regulate retail payment fees on Tuesday in move designed to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks
8th Sep 20, 10:18am
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Labour Party reportedly set to unveil policy to regulate retail payment fees on Tuesday in move designed to reduce fees small businesses pay their banks
Retail NZ and banks trumpet cuts in Visa & Mastercard interchange fees and merchants' contactless debit fees, but Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi wants more competition
6th Aug 20, 9:34am
Retail NZ and banks trumpet cuts in Visa & Mastercard interchange fees and merchants' contactless debit fees, but Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi wants more competition
Bernstein analysts look at why the pandemic inspired increases in non-cash payments and e-commerce are likely here to stay
11th Jun 20, 11:30am
Bernstein analysts look at why the pandemic inspired increases in non-cash payments and e-commerce are likely here to stay
In the fifth and final part of a series on New Zealand's retail payment systems Gareth Vaughan lays out a roadmap for regulating the retail payments sector and outlines why this should be done
16th Apr 20, 5:00am
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In the fifth and final part of a series on New Zealand's retail payment systems Gareth Vaughan lays out a roadmap for regulating the retail payments sector and outlines why this should be done
Limit on contactless payments increasing to $200 from $80 to encourage consumers not to touch payments terminals. Good for our health, but bad for EFTPOS?
9th Apr 20, 8:00am
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Limit on contactless payments increasing to $200 from $80 to encourage consumers not to touch payments terminals. Good for our health, but bad for EFTPOS?
In the fourth part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at EFTPOS and COVID-19, and finds banks in charge of implementing some of the key technologies that could crimp their revenues
8th Apr 20, 10:00am
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In the fourth part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at EFTPOS and COVID-19, and finds banks in charge of implementing some of the key technologies that could crimp their revenues
In the third part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at the complications of interchange & merchant service fees and finds a government minister still waving a regulatory stick
28th Mar 20, 10:32am
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In the third part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at the complications of interchange & merchant service fees and finds a government minister still waving a regulatory stick
In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
22nd Mar 20, 8:40am
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In the second part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan looks at how New Zealand's regulatory oversight of retail payments is behind where Australia was at in 2001
In the first part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan details the scale of key players Visa & Mastercard, looks at how & why they pay a miniscule amount of tax & how interchange works
21st Mar 20, 10:00am
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In the first part of a series on NZ's retail payment systems, Gareth Vaughan details the scale of key players Visa & Mastercard, looks at how & why they pay a miniscule amount of tax & how interchange works
PartPay CEO John O’Sullivan says buy now, pay later service providers will expand into all sorts of areas and services given they can be used anywhere someone wants to pay for something in instalments
27th Aug 19, 7:37am
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PartPay CEO John O’Sullivan says buy now, pay later service providers will expand into all sorts of areas and services given they can be used anywhere someone wants to pay for something in instalments
We detail and compare what the various buy now, pay later service providers are offering New Zealand consumers in a growing market
19th Aug 19, 12:05pm
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We detail and compare what the various buy now, pay later service providers are offering New Zealand consumers in a growing market
Mastercard New Zealand boss says 'watch this space' following the company's acquisition of point of sale financing provider Vyze
5th Jul 19, 9:43am
Mastercard New Zealand boss says 'watch this space' following the company's acquisition of point of sale financing provider Vyze
Visa unveils 'buy now, pay later service' noting instalment payment volumes have been growing twice as fast as credit card volumes
2nd Jul 19, 3:31pm
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Visa unveils 'buy now, pay later service' noting instalment payment volumes have been growing twice as fast as credit card volumes
Kiwibank cuts credit card interest rates, dropping some below 10% for the first time as it announces new Visa deal at Mastercard's expense
26th Jun 19, 1:16pm
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Kiwibank cuts credit card interest rates, dropping some below 10% for the first time as it announces new Visa deal at Mastercard's expense