Richard Meadows

Richard Meadows is a financial journalist and columnist.

Business
Jun 18, 2018

I set up Facebook ad targeting, and it's even creepier than I imagined

Facebook knows everything about you, and by extension, so do a million marketers and corporations. And now so do I

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Business
Mar 26, 2018

Afterbae: the terrifying millennial payment technology set to consume us all

Afterpay or Afterbae – whatever you call it, Richard Meadows says this online shopping enabler is too good to be true.

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Business
Feb 21, 2018

How Apple gave the big Aussie-owned banks a spanking

Who is bigger and badder than the banks? Apple. The tech giant is slowly capturing the mobile payments market – but is it good for consumers?

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Business
Dec 9, 2017

Is crowdfunding the way to get in on the ground floor of the next Xero or Facebook?

Our first equity crowdfunded business, Renaissance Brewing, has gone bust. But rather than being a canary in the crowdfunding coalmine, it's a reminder that early stage investment is ride-or-die. 

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Business
Oct 31, 2017

Why everyone from Kiwi schoolchildren to Paris Hilton are climbing on the bitcoin bandwagon

Bitcoin has experienced an unprecedented explosion in value over the past eight years. Here Richard Meadows outlines just what it is, and why the good times won't last. 

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Financial Markets Authority
Oct 5, 2017

Power to the people: cutting through the confusion of the financial services industry

For the first ever World Investor Week, the Financial Markets Authority wants Kiwis to learn some home truths about investment. Today, Richard Meadows gives consumers some advice on how to take the power back.

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