Talking Shop – Summer 2012

In this issue of Talking Shop, we provide useful insights and tips so that we can help your business be as successful as possible, including how you can help improve your cash flow, protect your business from fraud and open up your business to the Chinese market.


In this issue, we provide an overview of how we continue to listen and change, so that we can help  your business be as successful as possible.

We’re proud to announce our new strategic relationship with VeriFone – a leading supplier of payments technology for merchants. Together we can help transform the retail experience in Australia as we deliver new and ongoing innovations for our merchant customers.

For many merchants, not having visibility and access to their settled funds over the weekend and national Public Holidays can make managing cash flow more difficult. Read about how ‘Everyday Merchant Settlement’ will greatly benefit your business.

Surcharging for card payments is changing in Australia. The Reserve Bank of Australia has reviewed surcharging and new guidelines will soon be released that merchants will need to follow.

Whether you own a small or medium sized business, the more time you can spend on your business and less time taking care of your banking, the better. We introduce you to ‘Business Fundamentals’, a customised package of essential business banking products.

Gaining presence in new markets can help your business better deal with slower retail sales in Australia. We talk you through (China) Union Pay online – a gateway into marketing your business to China.

We’ve also included some important information around the issues and risks associated with using mobile devices with magnetic stripe readers, and why these solutions may not be secure. Plus we share tips on how to protect your business from cyber crime.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Talking Shop.

For further information download the full report.