Episode 22 - Square
On this episode, Gina and Tricia chat about card payments. We sat down to talk with Ben Pfisterer, country manager for Square Australia. Ben has been with Square since its local launch, when it brought its original card reader down under in 2016. Having started out targeting the likes of market stalls, Square revealed last year that it had more than 60,000 businesses using one or more of its products. Pfisterer said earlier this year that the number of local businesses using Square has since then increased 150 percent. It is pursuing further growth through a couple of interesting avenues, including a new partnership with Bank of Queensland. The partnership will see new Bank of Queensland customers signing up for business banking services receive a free Square reader, giving them instant access to the Square platform. We had a chat with Ben about the growth of Square in Australia, how it has gone about forming its partnerships, and its place in the local fintech landscape.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.