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Who needs a bank anyway? The fragmented future of the financial industry

In 2016 alone, over $17bn were invested in fintech startups. Each and every one of those startups intends to disrupt - that is, erode the profitability of - one or more aspects of the financial industry's business model...

Issued by Flux Trends 4 May 2017

#BizTrends2017: Emerging trends in merchant payments

I recently met with Catharina Eklof and Victor de Koc from Mastercard to discuss some of the emerging trends in merchant payments...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Where tech is taking us

Technology touches just about every aspect of our lives. Here are some of what FNB's chief information officer, Peter Alkema predicts for 2017.

By Peter Alkema 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Finance trends impacting SMEs

The lack of access to finance is one of the primary causes of small business failure...

By Darlene Menzies 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What's driving the US financial sector?

A study shows the US financial sector is largely driven by technological developments...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Four game-changers in the financial industry

Spurred by general technological advances, by the changing societal demands or requirements from regulatory authorities, industry trends are likely to continue changing...

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Disruption rubber hits the road in finance and insurance

Change in SA's finance sector will accelerate rapidly in 2017, with at least one fully-fledged bank launch, and digital services to meet customer needs...

By Craig Terblanche 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Insurance industry will be consumer driven

Consumer behaviour is constantly evolving, so insurers need to engage and find new ways to adapt their businesses accordingly...

By Laurence Hillman 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Waiting to be uberised

The banking world is one of few industries that hasn't been "uberised"... yet...

By Richard Beddow 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Technology and a lack of trust are disrupting the financial sector

Once upon a time, banks were entrusted to look after your money, but technology and a lack of trust has changed all that...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: A year of positive disruption

Social entrepreneurs are set to make a positive difference to South Africa and its people in the year ahead...

By Kerryn Krige 9 Jan 2017

What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement...

Issued by 1 Dec 2016

Growth of self-service banking channels across Africa will spur retail, wholesale sectors

The demand for online, multi-channel solutions by an increasingly mobile consumer base is a key trend that will drive the growth of self-service banking channels across Africa. This in turn will create new opportunities for South Africa's retail and wholesale trade sector to maximise growth...

29 Nov 2016

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