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100 million trees by 2025: Mastercard’s Priceless Planet Coalition

As consumers demand more sustainable and ethical business operations, companies can now join forces and fight climate change collaboratively through Mastercard's Priceless...

Invented by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs: Mastercard’s unique global start up program

Start Path – Mastercard’s global start up program – has bolstered 230 fintechs around the world and helped them raise $2 billion...

Payments app startup QPay raises $570k to draw millennial consumers away from the banks

The brains behind QPay, a payments app for uni students, have secured $570,000 in funding to challenge banks for the millennial market. Provided to...

Aussie businesses welcome easier access to money

The current interest rate in Australia is 1.5%. It has been that way for 16 months +, as the Australian central bank pursues an...

Fintech startup Airwallex sees Series A capital raise soar to US$19m after top-up investment

Cross-border payments startup Airwallex has received a US$6 million investment from VC firm Square Peg, bringing its total Series A capital raise to US$19...

‘Tap and go’ reforms would save merchants $290m a year, says small business ombudsman

A parliamentary committee recommendation for banks to reduce ‘tap and go’ transaction fees has attracted support from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise...

Excessive payment surcharge ban now in effect; consumer advocate encourages no surcharges

All businesses across Australia are now banned from hitting customers with excessive surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express...

Small businesses urged to prepare now for forthcoming excessive payment surcharge ban

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging small business owners to prepare themselves for the excessive payment surcharge ban that will apply...

Airwallex’s CEO reveals how his fintech start-up earned a ‘vote of confidence’ worth US$16m

This week, Melbourne’s Airwallex – a fintech start-up specialising in cross-border payments – closed one of the largest Series A funding rounds ever held...

Credit card fee changes could devalue reward schemes used by SMEs, warns American Express

New card payment regulations, which commence mid-year, could impact how SMEs conduct business but a majority have a limited understanding of the changes, American...

Dynamic Business: Have your say about what we write, and you read

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge for business owners. Almost overnight, businesses of all sizes were scrambling to find new customers...

Dealing with financial stress

It is common for people working in business to be concerned with or stressed about their business finances at some point.

How Australian retailers are reimagining customer experience

The customer is always right is an adage that has been driving the way we do business for years. While the concept of...

Regional company pivots to manufacture COVID-19 face masks

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc nationally and demand for safety equipment grew, Victoria’s regional medical device manufacturer Care Essentials pivoted its focus to...

Greater Sydney NYE restrictions tightened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a further tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for NYE as 18 new community transmissions are detected overnight.

Leverage crypto traders lose over $US13 billion in 2020

Data from cryptocurrency trading simulator Crypto Parrot has found that cryptocurrency traders on Bitfinex and BitMEX lost $US13.47 billion in 2020.

US House approves $US2,000 checks in COVID-19 stimulus bill

The US House of Representatives has approved increasing COVID-19 stimulus checks from $US600 to $US2,000, however it is still uncertain whether these...

Fruitful business: how Ripe Robotics is transforming robotics and agriculture

Quitting your job and following your passion is more common on theatre screens than in real life, however it’s exactly what happened...