The Bank of New Zealand is a reasonably significant shareholder in Xero and so many of us expected that they’d be working together on the odd project.

What we didn’t expect was that the bank would seemingly outsource their web design to Xero but it looks very much like they have.

This is their current personal login page;

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Nothing too outstanding there, pretty standard for a banking site. But just look at what they have coming up in the next little while;

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And compare that to Xero’s own login page;

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The BNZ is still only showing teasers of their detail screens (see below), but the fact that they’re both breaking out of the banking status quo, and taking some obvious leads from Xero, makes me wonder just what they have brewing down in the lab.

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Watch this space!

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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