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'Hey Siri, pay John $20 for dinner': Westpac launches voice payments

'Hey Siri, pay John $20 for dinner': Westpac launches voice payments

From this week, consumers will be able to pay someone simply by talking to their smart phone's "digital assistant" and taking a scan of their face.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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Fast payments off to a slow start
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Analysis

Fast payments off to a slow start

We'll only get the big gains in convenience from the largest overhaul in our payments system in 20 years if everyone is using it. That's not happening yet.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Afterpay and the US: a match made in heaven, or a potential disaster?
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Opinion

Afterpay and the US: a match made in heaven, or a potential disaster?

A company that allows people to buy things without paying for them should do well in a land where consumerism is king, and regulation is lax.

  • by John McDuling
Afterpay raises $108m and kicks off UK expansion

Afterpay raises $108m and kicks off UK expansion

Afterpay is ramping up its expansion into the world's major retail markets, snapping up a United Kingdom payments business and raising $108 million.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Finger print checks touted as online card fraud surges

Finger print checks touted as online card fraud surges

Online card fraud costs are approaching half a billion dollars a year, which could force some retailers to make greater use of biometric identity checks.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Afterpay founders boost wealth by $110m each after shares continue surge
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Afterpay founders boost wealth by $110m each after shares continue surge

Shares in the company behind the buy now, pay later service soar on the back of growing popularity.

  • by Clancy Yeates
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Afterpay shares surge on US launch
Afterpay Touch Group

Afterpay shares surge on US launch

Investors have cheered the arrival of Afterpay in the US, where it is launching this week in partnership with lifestyle giant Urban Outfitters.

  • by Clancy Yeates