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Jonathan Cotton

Jonathan Cotton

Digital Editor

Jonathan has been a writer longer than he cares to remember. Specialising in technology, the arts, and the grand meaning of it all, in his spare time he enjoys reading, playing guitars, and adding to an already wildly overstocked t-shirt collection.

New money: inside banking's tech revolution

Idealog + Kiwibank

New money: inside banking's tech revolution

Bitcoin, blockchain, banking. Ask any tech-inclined financial brain and they’ll tell you that 2017 is the year these three B’s – as well as AI, robo advice and host of other new technologies – collide. Brace yourself, says Jonathan Cotton, because the way we borrow, lend, save, spend and transfer money is about to change radically if the innovators, entrepreneurs, big thinkers and progressive incumbents focusing on this sector have their way.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day recently. We’re profiling the participants - this time the National Account Registry, a technology designed to remove the friction (and anxiety) from making business payments online.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day recently. We’re profiling the participants - this time Liberac, a fintech startup looking to make it easier for international workers to send money home to families in need. 

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day recently. We’re profiling the participants - this time streamlined insurance platform Teddy.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, recently held its Demo Day. We’re profiling the participants - this time rental property maintenance, Flatfish. 

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day on May 19. We’re profiling the participants - this time accounting education tool AccountingPod.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day on May 19. We’re profiling the participants - this time millennial-focused insurance experiment Wicket.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day on May 19. We’re profiling the participants - starting with investment app, Sharesies. 

Trippy

After decades of disappointed expectations, virtual reality has, if the wave of hardware options and burgeoning content libraries is anything to go by, finally entered the mainstream. But, as we march into the brave new world of VR, those same old questions remain: what consumer applications are actually available right now? How much is going to cost? And, will VR ever really live up to the hype?