Opinion

Buck stops with banks on digital payments innovation

Peter Griffin
Thu, 19 Aug 2021

Buck stops with banks on digital payments innovation
The new app Buck will allow person to person payments (Image: Supplied).
Peter Griffin
Thu, 19 Aug 2021
There’s a busker who regularly plays the most exquisite Flamenco guitar music on Wellington’s waterfront.His rendition of the theme music for The Deer Hunter is beautiful. Every time I walk past him, I want to drop a few dollars into his guitar case. But I don’t carry dollars. I pay for everything with my phone, or occasionally my battered Eftpos card.It’d be great if I could just connect with this virtuoso via a smartphone app, as easily as adding a friend on Facebook Messenger, and transfer some cash to him. A whole ho...

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