Kiwibank appoints new CEO after 9-month search26/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Kiwibank board has announced the appointment of Steve Jurkovich as chief executive of the New Zealand-based bank, becoming the company's fourth chief executive since its founding.
RBA appoints new CIO24/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has appointed Gayan Benedict to the position of chief information officer (CIO) following the departure of Sarv Girn last month.
NSW Information Commissioner advocates public data releases18/04/2018 Chantal Sutton News
NSW Information Commissioner and chief executive of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) Elizabeth Tydd has supported the further release of non-sensitive government data to the public through customer-facing platforms, including mobile transport apps.
Movers and Shakers | March – April 201805/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
March saw a number of high-profile appointments and departures across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to MLC Life Insurance, The Bank of Singapore, and Westpac.
Bank of Singapore appoints new HK chief exec12/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Bank of Singapore (BoS), one of Asia’s largest private banking institutions, has appointed Derrick Tan as chief executive of its Hong Kong division.
Singapore regulator to ‘beef up’ SupTech capability09/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s chief financial regulator has committed to expanding its Supervisory Technology (or SupTech) office, delivering a digitisation program that will improve the team’s surveillance and analytics capabilities, according to MAS deputy managing director, Ong Chong Tee.
Former RBA CIO appointed MLC chief innovation officer02/03/2018 Anonymous News
MLC Life Insurance has appointed Sarv Girn to the newly created position of chief innovation and transformation officer.
Movers and Shakers | February – March 201828/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
February saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to ANZ, IAG, and AIA Australia.
ANZ gets open banking ready with Data Republic deal28/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
ANZ has announced a strategic partnership with Sydney-based software developer Data Republic, allowing the bank to tap into DR’s data exchange platform and enhance its customer data processing capabilities.
IAG appoints Neil Morgan to new tech exec role23/02/2018 Anonymous News
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has appointed Neil Morgan to the newly minted position of group executive technology – reinstating the company's executive role for technology.
Xinja granted Australian Credit Licence, readies for first product launch23/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Xinja has moved a step closer to becoming Australia’s first fully accredited and independent ‘neobank’ following the granting of an Australian Credit Licence (ACL) by corporate regulator ASIC.
Rise of the chatbots: a quarter of all customer service operations will be ‘virtualised’ by 2020 – Gartner22/02/2018 Anonymous News
One-quarter of all customer service and support operations will embed virtual customer assistant (VCA) or ‘chatbot’ technologies within their engagement channels by 2020, according to researcher Gartner.
CIMB delivers upgrade to EVA21/02/2018 Anonymous News
Malaysia’s CIMB Bank has announced two major upgrades to its Enhanced Virtual Assistant (EVA), the bank’s dedicated mobile app, claiming the changes will deliver “a more personalised, convenient and improved experience” for its customers.
Who's ready for open banking?15/02/2018 Anonymous News
Who’s ready for open banking? Researcher IDC Financial Insights takes the question to the Asia-Pacific, creating a bite-sized infographic that explores the region's readiness to embrace open banking.