Steve Worthington

Steve Worthington

Professor at Swinburne University

A Professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Steve was formerly a Professor of Marketing at Monash University and, before entering Academia, head of Marketing and Planning at a UK Bank.

Steve specialises in the distribution of financial services and the payments system. He is a widely published author and has contributed to the Australian Government’s Financial System Inquiry and the Independent Commission on Banking in the United Kingdom. Steve has also researched and published on the payment card markets in China and Japan.

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Will demonetisation become de rigueur?

    India wiped out 86 per cent of its banknotes and is now dealing with the consequences. What are the lessons for other governments?

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 17 Oct 2016

    Getting a Handel on paying bankers to help customers

    There has been much focus on sales commissions and bonuses in banking. Is there another way?

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 08 Jul 2016

    LONGREAD: Will mobile banking be an Atom bomb or damp squib?

    We run through the new and big players in the mobile banking space and ask if they are really going to change the way we save.

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 21 Mar 2016

    The mystery of the missing $A100 note

    The RBA has been forced to lift its issuance of $A100 notes in recent times. So where exactly are they?

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 12 Nov 2015

    Is surcharge rage justified?

    Nobody likes being charged for using their credit card, but a number of key issues need to be resolved before legislation is brought in to ban it.

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 25 Sep 2015

    Financial literacy a major challenge with credit card interest rates

    The rates of interest on credit cards have often been a focus of attention but card users seem less concerned. Financial literacy is a key issue.

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 13 Apr 2015

    A payments letter from America

    Letters may now be called snail mail but in this “letter” payments expert Steve Worthington notes the snail is still alive and well in the American payments industry.

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University

  • 08 Jan 2015

    Making hay from payday loans

    The local payday loans industry has completed its move from the fringe into the mainstream but can learn from its overseas counterparts.

    Steve Worthington Professor at Swinburne University