Banking

  • NAB launch APIs for developers

    National Australia Bank (NAB) claim to be the first major Australian bank to launch a developer API which allows programmatic access to data. After doing some research, it looks like Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac all have APIs available, but are restricted business solutions. So what kind of data is going...
  • Australian 2016 Election: There’s never been a more exciting time for electronic voting

    It looks like Australia is heading to an election on July 2nd. After failing to get proposed legislation through the parliament, the Government is now expected to call a rare, double dissolution election that means we’ll need to vote for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It may be...
  • Bank with NAB ? Leave your card at home.. Android update adds NFC Tap & Pay

    Yesterday NAB updated their Android App. Usually that’s not something newsworthy, except yesterday’s update has a massive new feature. NAB customers can now use the NFC in their phone to pay for transactions, essentially replacing their physical Visa Debit card, with their phone. The process of enabling Tap &...
  • Westpac first in the world to add mobile banking from Apple Watch

    A smart watch will tell you the time, it’ll track your heart rate, but it also has apps. It’s important for Apple to attract new apps their the new Apple Watch platform. Two Australian banks are getting on-board, namely Westpac and St.George who are putting banking on your wrist. The...
  • Digital Post Australia begins preview

    Update After having an account for over a month, there was still no bill providers on-board. While the service is still in beta, I expected that some providers would be signed by now. I have now asked Digital Post Australia to delete my account. Check the calendar, yep we’re...
  • NAB update will bring Metro-style design

    National Australia Bank has another refresh on the way. If you’re a NAB customer and log out of their online portal, you’ll get taken to a promo page for the new design. As you can see in the screen shot above, their new design incorporates the squared off, clean...
  • Westpac and St George Banks now back online

    Image credit: Austradesecure.com This morning Westpac customers were unable to access their accounts by either ATMs or Eftpos terminals. The reported cause of the incident was an air conditioning failure at their data centre, yes apparently they only have one. St George Bank customers were also affected as they...