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Steve Worthington

Steve Worthington

Steve Worthington is an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University. He was previously Professor of Marketing at Monash University's Department of Marketing from 2002 to 2013, prior to which he worked at several universities in the United Kingdom and in executive roles at a UK bank and UK supermarket group. At Monash, Steve taught Strategic Marketing in the MBA program and Relationship Marketing and Marketing Financial Services in the Master of Marketing program.

His research interests are focused on the distribution of financial services, particularly through the channel of payment cards. These topics are of interest to both academics and practitioners. His paper Banking without the Bank, International Journal of Bank Marketing was ranked 12th highest downloaded article in 2012 (was 2nd most downloaded in 2011) and remains the 4th highest in terms of immediacy. This focused on the opportunities and challenges facing new entrants into the financial services market, particularly from brands such as Tesco Bank and Virgin Money. Steve is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and of the Academic Standards Board of the International Academy of Retail Banking. He is also an associate of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) for whom he wrote a paper entitled, Regulatory Interventions and their Consequences in the Australian Payment Card System, which was published in October 2013.

The ATM celebrates 50 years but we're using it less

Jun 27, 2017 03:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

As the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) celebrates its 50th birthday, its actually being used less and less to withdraw cash in Australia. There are currently more than 32,000 ATMs across Australia and cash withdrawals in...

Apple Pay may have won the battle but it may not win the war

Apr 06, 2017 07:33 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Technology

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) decision to deny some of Australias major banks the ability to collectively bargain with Apple and boycott Apple Pay, might have opened a whole new door for...

Apple Pay dispute may mean less opportunity to pay with your mobile

Oct 19, 2016 07:05 am UTC| Technology Life

As people increasingly reach for their phone to pay for goods in Australia, existing players in the contactless payment industry are trying to seek competitive advantage. Four of Australias leading banks are trying to...

Australian small businesses could be stretched by changes to commercial credit cards

Sep 02, 2016 06:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Business Central Banks

Small to medium enterprises (SME) are increasingly relying on commercial credit cards to finance their operations, because payment terms for the businesses they supply are stretching out. But if the Reserve Bank of...

Mobile payments and tap and go might not mean the end for tellers

Aug 03, 2016 06:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Consumers are drawing out less cash and using other methods to pay for things such as contactless payments, but this doesnt necessarily signal the end of bank tellers or their automated counterparts. There is...

Apple Pay no sure thing in mobile payments race

May 02, 2016 01:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

When tech giant Apple announced its second quarter earnings of A$14 billion last week, it gave a limited glimpse into its mobile payments service Apple Pay. The service is gaining one million users per week, but not...

Negative Rates Series

Negative interest rates – are there any positives?

Mar 28, 2016 01:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

Some say that economics is the dismal science and perhaps this is because many economic theories do not seem to work in practice. One contemporary example is negative interest rates, where instead of interest being added...

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Economy

Polish economic performance to remain solid, foreign trade expected to deteriorate in coming quarters

Polish economys all significant macro fundamentals appear quite strong. This positive impression have been affirmed by the macro statistics released this week, which included the industrial production data, labor market...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Ripple climbs to 3-week high as buying sentiments pour in, Europol warns against crypto-related risks – Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded flat during late European session Thursday amid lack of any major market movements ahead of the September 30 deadline for the U.S. SECs decision on the Bitcoin ETF. Also, a host of increased...

UK gilts trade mixed after August retail sales beat consensus estimates

The United Kingdoms gilts traded mixed during European session Thursday after the countrys August retail sales figures cheered market expectations, albeit down from the previous reading in July, revised higher. The...

New Zealand Q2 GDP beats market consensus, diminishes case for near-term OCR cuts

The New Zealand economy fared substantially better in the June quarter, with a 1 percent rise in GDP following gains of 0.5- 0.6 percent in each of the previous three quarters. Growth is still some way off the peaks seen...

New Zealand bonds end lower after Q2 GDP rises above market expectations

The New Zealand bonds ended lower on Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of this year, rose above market expectations, lending a weaker tone to debt prices. At the time of...

Politics

How passports evolved to help governments regulate your movement

The Trump administration is denying passports to U.S. citizens who live in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to news reports. The administration is accusing applicants of having inadequate documentation of...

Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield. Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and youre likely to come across some pretty strong views. But thats not necessarily just the nature of...

National accounts show past performance no guarantee of future results

Wednesdays GDP figures were good. Growth was up 0.9% in the June quarter and 3.4% over the past 12 months. As they say in baseball: You cant boo a home run. But you can ask how likely the batter is to do it next time....

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changing the pension age, women in parliament and the au pair saga

Michelle Grattan talks to University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini about the week in politics, including Prime Minister Scott Morrisons pilgrimage to the town of Albury, and his decision to...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Liberals' leadership spill and the controversy around au pair visas

Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party. AAP/Mick Tsikas Michelle Grattan talks with University of Canberra Deputy...

Science

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Curious Kids: how does gravity pull things down to Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation is asking young people to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find details on how to enter...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Hopes of colonising Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere and clement temperatures. However, a recent study cast doubt on the idea,...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Price, Features: Why Did the Manufacturer Remove the Headphone Jack?

The OnePlus 6T is heavily rumored to be released on Oct. 17 and smartphone enthusiasts are awaiting confirmation from the company itself if this news has any authenticity. So far, however, the Shenzhen-based company hasnt...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, Features: Rockstar Gives Players a Sneak Peek at the Game's World

With Red Dead Redemption 2 almost a month away from gracing consoles, the anticipation for Rockstar Games western action-adventure game has been steadily building. It seems that Rockstar is leaning heavily towards the...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features: These Crazy Mods Lengthen the Lifespan of RPG Brawler

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be three years old already but fans dedicated to creating additional content for Bandai Namcos fighting roleplaying game are still finding fresh ways to make it a treat for all the other...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Trailer, Characters: Upcoming Trailer Is 40 Minutes Long?

Last week, Square Enix released another Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which features the world of Big Hero 6. While the teaser clip shows some gameplay and cut-scenes, fans of the franchise are voracious as ever to feast their...

iPhone XS Max, XS News & Update: Priciest iPhones Yet with Plenty of Drawbacks

The iPhone XS Max, XS models were recently unveiled, and reviewers and publications are already tearing into the gadgets with extreme hunger. As such, plenty of drawbacks were found on the devices, alongside some great...
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