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Prime Tyme for South Africa’s newest bank

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TymeDigital, a South African online money transfer business bought by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) two years ago, has been granted a banking licence. The first licence issued to a new bank by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) since 1999. TymeDigital will enter a retail banking market dominated by South Africa’s five biggest banks: […]

Commonwealth Bank rooting for Australia’s foray into quantum computing

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has joined telco firm Telstra, the Federal Government, the New South Wales Government and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in an $83 million venture to found Australia’s first quantum computing company. The firm, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), has been launched to advance the development and commercialisation of the UNSW’s […]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia joins quantum revolution with QxBranch

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QxBranch, the quantum computing and data analytics software company, has created a quantum computing simulator for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

Apple Pay defeats Australian banks in payments punch-up

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Apple Pay has emerged victorious in its long-running feud with four domestic banks over their permission to collectively bargain with Apple and boycott Apple Pay. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a determination denying authorisation to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Westpac, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank […]

Commercial Bank of Africa goes Loop-y for millennial entrepreneurs

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Kenya-based Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has unveiled its mobile-based banking service as it targets millennial entrepreneurs. The new service, created in collaboration with software provider Strands, is called CBA Loop and core banking services will be available on the mobile phone app. Users can manage their personal finances, send money, schedule utility bills payments, […]

Commonwealth Bank and Queensland Treasury Corporation create world’s first blockchain-based government bond

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has issued a cryptobond for Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) using its capital markets blockchain platform. CBA says it is “the first blockchain bond issuance by a government entity both in Australia and in the world”.

CBA and Wells Fargo in “world-first” interbank blockchain trade transaction

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Wells Fargo and trading firm Brighann Cotton have completed the “first” global trade transaction between two banks using blockchain, smart contracts and the Internet of Things (IoT). The transaction involved a shipment of cotton from Texas to Qingdao, China, using a distributed ledger – Skuchain’s Brackets system – for all […]

CBA extends contract with Misys for corporate banking software in the cloud

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has signed for a “cloud-ready single platform” from its long-standing software supplier Misys to support its corporate banking operations outside Australia.

CBA and Barclays partner for Australia-UK mobile payments “first”

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Barclays have joined forces to let their retail customers move money between Australia and the UK with “just a mobile number”. In a “first between the two countries”, CBA and Barclays say they have worked to connect each of their payment apps together – CBA’s CommBank and Barclays’ Pingit. […]

Amazon Web Services outage causes digital banking problems in Australia

AWS causes digital banking problems at Australian banks

A technical outage of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud this weekend left many customers of Australian banks unable to use cards, ATMs and Eftpos terminals. The banks affected include Westpac, ME Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Some also pointed the finger of blame at payment providers such as First Data. Just a […]

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