Jul 18

Banks increase security over fears of hacking attacks

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Major trading banks in Australia are upgrading their cyber security defences amid fears that global hacking group Anonymous, may target them with loss of service attacks and release of confidential data. Anne Weatherston, the chief information officer at ANZ, said investment in technology security had been one of the highest priorities at the…

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Jun 22

New Zealanders confidence in job market rising

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New Zealanders are more confident about the labour market, mainly because they’re more optimistic about the outlook, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index. The index rose 1.1 points to 106.1 in the June quarter, indicating a growing number of optimists about the state of New Zealand’s employment prospects, with Christchurch…

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Nov 3

Customer doubles money after Westpac error

Posted by Dave Griffith

Another banking error by Westpac Bank has seen an Auckland man double his bank balance without doing anything. After withdrawing his savings to pay a deposit on a house, he ended up rebanking it again when the deal fell through. Checking his balance a few days later he found it was $15,000 more…

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