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The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die...

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is joining Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, on a working visit to Singapore and Japan...

10 Mar 2017

The value of rewards in building consumer trust online

Trust, throughout the e-commerce ecosystem, was the number one topic taking up headspace for those in the industry...

By Carlos Simões 9 Mar 2017

Thomson Reuters app simplies forex auctions

The Thomson Reuters Eikon Auctions app has been used successfully for the first time for live foreign exchange auctions in Ghana and Uganda...

6 Mar 2017

Yoco raises funding for expansion

South African fintech startup Yoco, which allows small businesses to accept card payments, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding...

By Tom Jackson 3 Mar 2017

Peach Payments, Callpay launch EFT payment system for SA e-commerce

South African mobile payments startup Peach Payments has partnered secure payments solution Callpay to provide automated electronic fund transfers...

By Tom Jackson 1 Mar 2017

Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industry

The Singer Group has partnered with fintech startup, FOMO Travel to offer customers a new way to book and pay for future travel...

28 Feb 2017

Fintech investment drops off significantly in 2016, says KPMG report

The hype around fintech seems to have levelled out with total global funding sliding by 47,2% in 2016...

27 Feb 2017

How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades...

By Bronwyn Williams 24 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers...

22 Feb 2017

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday...

21 Feb 2017

Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

Blockchain Africa conference secures Brazilian sponsor

Brazilian bitcoin miner, CoinBR has come aboard as the second premier sponsor for the Blockchain Africa conference...

20 Feb 2017

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