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11 Sep 2019

Blockchain's future looks promising
Blockchain's future looks promising

Business leaders are struggling to predict the future of blockchain technology and they are most likely underestimating its potential. This is according to Bluegrass Digital CEO Nick Durrant...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 10 Sep 2019

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Partnerships are key to the future of inclusive payments in SA

The private and public sectors must collaborate to reduce the reliance on cash and encourage the use of digital payment methods and financial services to achieve more inclusive and sustainable economic growth...

5 Sep 2019

Why biometric technology is key to digital transformation for SA banks
Why biometric technology is key to digital transformation for SA banks

As South Africa's banking sector embarks upon digital transformation and the shift to branchless banking, cybersecurity and fraud prevention will have to be top of mind...

By Lance Fanaroff 5 Sep 2019

Applications open for Global Fintech Hackcelerator
Applications open for Global Fintech Hackcelerator

The South African Reserve Bank calls fintech firms to submit their innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges identified within the financial services industry...

29 Aug 2019

Accelerating a bank's digital journey
Accelerating a bank's digital journey

Instead of examining the advantages and disadvantages of digital banking versus traditional banking, it should rather be accepted that digitisation is the direction in which all banks need to move...

By Steve Lauter 28 Aug 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment
Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 Aug 2019

Vaughan Alexander, CEO at Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions
Cashless does not necessarily mean financial inclusion

The improvements in technology have resulted in opportunities for payment solutions and governments to offer more affordable transacting for the previously unbanked. However, that is not to say that a cashless society is a utopian one...

By Vaughan Alexander 23 Aug 2019

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How crowdsourcing can accelerate innovation in financial services

Crowdsourcing has the potential to unlock vast troves of new talent for financial companies, helping them to accelerate the innovation process...

By Steve Lauter 20 Aug 2019

Saving tips for small businesses
Saving tips for small businesses

More than 70% of small businesses struggle to survive the first two years of operation, with poor cash flow management and insufficient funding...

14 Aug 2019

AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save time
AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save time

AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save time with AfriGIS Enterprise Reverse Geocoding for fixed and moveable assets...

Issued by AfriGIS 13 Aug 2019

Mike Smits, co-founder, uKheshe
Sub-Saharan African on the cusp of a fintech evolution

With a predicted total subscriber base of over 600-million by 2025, which represents approximately half the population, sub-Saharan Africa is set to become a flagship for mobile disruption.

13 Aug 2019

SA's oldest buy-aid organisations adopt new payments platform
SA's oldest buy-aid organisations adopt new payments platform

A new payments services platform called Co-Switch aims to open up the buy-aid market to both consumers and retailers, and it's currently being introduced to Cape Consumers and Iemas' members and retail partners...

13 Aug 2019

Gary Palmer, CEO, Paragon Lending Solutions
In a downturn economy, there are deals to be had - but at what price?

Alternate lending, including fintech offerings, have a vital role to play in the future of our economy. But in the current environment, there is a cautionary tale for both want-to-be lenders and consumers...

By Gary Palmer 12 Aug 2019

Securing sustainable business growth in post-election SA is a question of strategy and customer experience
Securing sustainable business growth in post-election SA is a question of strategy and customer experience

Applying the lessons of customer-centricity perfected by the Big Tech giants like Google and Amazon and strategically applying these in our own context is key to building long-term and sustainable business success...

By Grant Sieff, Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 30 Jul 2019

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Growing SMEs through financing partnerships

Partnerships between fintech start-ups and conventional banks can advance the financial inclusion small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need for sustainable economic and social development...

30 Jul 2019

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The rise and rise of the on demand economy

Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea - why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis?

By Alex Thomson 25 Jul 2019

Nkosana Mashiya, executive director, Capitec Bank
Finetuning fintech regulations

With fintech dominating trend headlines for 2019, and updated guidelines anticipated soon from the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), now's the time to focus on what regulation should entail.

25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Chijioke Dozie, Carbon CEO and co-founder.
#AfricaLeads: Africa is one of the most fertile regions for growth across industries

Paylater rebranded to Carbon to become a digital financial services platform, going "beyond banking", says CEO Chijioke Dozie...

By Louise Marsland 19 Jul 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app
Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2019

Sophisticated tools help track defaulters
Sophisticated tools help track defaulters

In the digital era where debt collectors are required to search, trace and track down defaulters with a full understanding of their net worth, credit-worthiness and behaviours, sophisticated online tools remove some of the burden...

Issued by LexisNexis 12 Jul 2019

Insurers needs to be digitally-savvy
Insurers needs to be digitally-savvy

Insurance has long been associated with cumbersome, paper-based, manually driven processes. That is no longer good enough...

9 Jul 2019

Nigel Green, founder and CEO of the deVere Group
Fintech is the new normal

More than half of banking and financial services customers around the world use fintech products and services, according to a new global poll...

3 Jul 2019

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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them,become truly mainstream...

By Robert Herian 2 Jul 2019

How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?
How does data quality underpin success in a changing and disrupted banking environment?

The banking industry is currently in a state of flux. Traditional banks have to contend with new competitors unburdened by legacy technology or business models, making them far more agile and responsive...

By Gary Allemann 1 Jul 2019

‘It’ll never catch on!’ NIKS ADS
Libra: Facebook's cryptocurrency will not help the billions of people currently excluded from banks

When Facebook unveiled its new digital currency libra, it explicitly said the initiative was intended to address the problems faced by the world's unbanked...

By Kamini Gupta 1 Jul 2019

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Bitcoin is on the up again. Here's why

The price of Bitcoin has increased 42% over the last month, and 187% in three months. Along with Ethereum, the cryptocurrency's prices have risen significantly since the end of March and there was another rally this weekend...

By Marius Reitz 26 Jun 2019

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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

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