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Buck stops with banks on digital payments innovation

Peter Griffin
Thu, 19 Aug 2021

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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