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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. Digital private currencies allow individuals to move their money across national borders with minimal interference from confiscatory states.

By Bronwyn Williams 14 hours ago

Ecobank named ‘Best Retail Bank in Africa’ at African Banker Awards. (Source: Ecobank)
African Banker Awards names Ecobank 'Best Retail Bank in Africa'

The prestigious African Banker Awards has named Ecobank the Best Retail Bank in Africa for 2019.

2 days ago

Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites
Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites

Children are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites. Their interest in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months - from 2% to 9%. This is according to Kaspersky's annual report on kids' safety, which is based on anonymised statistics from Kaspersky products with parental control functionality.

14 Jun 2019

Dee Chetty, Accenture Interactive Lead for Africa.
The future of customer personalisation lies with AI

As we move to the digital world, which offers an explosive number of options, many companies have lost the personalisation that customers appreciate in their offline world; personalisation where a merchant recognises them by name, remembers their preferences, and uses that understanding to help them make decisions.

By Dee Chetty 14 Jun 2019