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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.
02 Nov 18
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."
02 Nov 18
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.
22 May 18
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.
16 May 18
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.
09 Mar 18
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.
06 Mar 18
Westpac, ANZ and ASB ditch outdated ATM fees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."
20 Feb 18
Auckland's Paymark sold to French company for $190 million
Paymark is a specialist electronic transaction processing company based in Auckland.
18 Jan 18
ASB joins another Chinese social media platform
WeChat is a Chinese social network and one of the world’s largest social media platforms.
23 Jan 17
'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.
21 Sep 16
ASB Bright Sparks - a competition for the innovators of tomorrow
This year’s categories include science, engineering, environment, science and software.
26 Jul 16
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."
09 Feb 16
Uber partners with ASB Bank
“We’re always looking at ways we can make getting from A to B more affordable."
02 Feb 16
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.
04 May 15
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
26 Feb 15
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.
17 Feb 15
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.
24 Nov 14
More Kiwis banking on their smartphone
More and more Kiwis are using apps on their smartphones as opposed to internet banking to manage their money.
16 Oct 14
Top Kiwi tech creates 1000km tennis game
ASB Bank is attempting a World Record by creating a 1000km tennis court that stretches from the North Island to the South Island.
04 Dec 13
NZ business embracing mobile banking as demand for apps rise
ASB claims its new Mobile Business app has seen a "remarkable uptake" in its first few weeks as business customers adopt the convenience of business banking on the go.
08 Nov 13
ASB extends mobile banking wave to business customers
ASB launches dedicated ASB Mobile Business app, giving business customers the flexibility to perform critical finance functions from anywhere, any time.
02 Oct 13
Xero strengthens ASB relationship with accounting deal
Companies form strategic alliance to improve online banking and accounting systems.
26 Feb 13
ASB app links up with Trade Me
ASB customers can make payments directly to Trade Me sellers in the latest enhancement to the mobile banking app.
17 Dec 12
Windows of opportunity for ASB app
In a New Zealand first, the ASB mobile banking app is now available for download on Windows-based smartphones.
26 Sep 12