Managing financial portfolio in one place

State of Play

App Design Awards 2016 Gold

We are proud to be ANZ’s development partner on Grow, an iOS app that allows ANZ customers to manage their financial portfolio in one place. Having been involved in Grow since the project’s inception in 2012, providing ANZ with technical leadership, iOS development, and project management services. We are an integrated part of the ANZ team, working together in an Agile and collaborative environment to ensure the highest standards are met in terms of quality, security, user experience and innovation. Grow cements ANZ’s position as a leader in technology innovation in the banking and finance sector.

The Process

Key to the success of Grow is a process-driven approach towards software development, program planning, governance, and technical leadership. We work on-site with ANZ, ensuring close collaboration and total transparency across project teams.

Together with ANZ, we have designed a flexible delivery model that:

  • Fosters a collaborative environment where Arq Group and ANZ innovation teams work together effectively and efficiently
  • Delivers process efficiencies
  • Mitigates risks
  • Clearly defines roles, responsibilities and expectations
  • Accommodates a program with numerous streams of work

The Solution

Grow features:

  • Basic Banking – allowing users to check account balances, transaction history and transfer funds
  • Investments – making buying/selling shares secure and easy through integration with ETRADE
  • Superannuation – providing users with the ability to open super accounts and rollover their existing balance
  • Voice ID – allowing users to authorise payments over $10,000 using their voice

Code Quality and Security

To ensure that the project meets the highest industry standards for quality and security, Arq Group set up and continue to improve the continuous integration environment in which Grow is developed. This has yielded measurable quality benefits, including:

  • Automated code quality analysis
  • A secure codebase that meets Apple’s and industry best-practice standards
  • Unit test code coverage
  • Improved code review process
  • Improved coding standards and conventions

The Grow codebase is also modularised, allowing flexibility and sustainability into the future.


We are proud to continue to support ANZ in the evolution of Grow across a number of work streams, including support, maintenance releases, and future product enhancements.