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#BizTrends2018: Alternative payment methods gaining ground in corporate travel
#BizTrends2018: Alternative payment methods gaining ground in corporate travel

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes invention is spurred by convenience. Business travellers increasingly use not one or two, but three or four different payment mechanisms throughout the duration of their trip...

By Pascalle Albrecht 25 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA
#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their borders to get the products and services they need...

By Efi Dahan 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Chartered accountants and the turbulence of change
#BizTrends2018: Chartered accountants and the turbulence of change

Twenty years ago, a typical employee only had one device - a landline. Fast forward to 2018, where cell phones, laptops, and notebooks are completely integrated into our lives...

11 Jan 2018

Peter Scheffel, CTO at BBD
#BizTrends2018: Tech shakes up the insurance industry

The insurance sector has often been pegged as a conservative industry, immune to the vagaries of the technological innovations that have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades.

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

Bronwyn Williams
#BizTrends2018: The evolution of fintech: Middlemen beware

In 2016 alone, over $17bn was invested in fintech start-ups. And when all the numbers are in for 2017, this figure is likely to double. ...

By Bronwyn Williams 9 Jan 2018

Mandi Olivier, Saica's project director: education
#BizTrends2018: How to remain relevant in the digital era

Globally, the chartered accounting profession is being asked to look into a crystal ball. No one can say with certainty what the future will hold, but to continue contributing value to society the profession needs to reimagine itself.

9 Jan 2018

Richard Rattue, CEO: Compli-Serve SA
#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

Lesley Ann Morgan, global head of defined contribution and retirement strategies at Schroders UK
#BizTrends2018: Where pension investments are going

Lesley-Ann Morgan, global head of defined contribution and retirement strategies at Schroders UK, shares insights into post-retirement default strategies and drew parallels between SA's retirement fund industry and elsewhere in the world...

8 Jan 2018

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, head: power, utilities & infrastructure – advisory coverage at Barclays Africa
#BizTrends2018: Five energy investment opportunities to look out for

The power and energy sector is a critical driver of African growth and development...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Wynand Smit, CEO of Inovo
#BizTrends2018: Enhancing the customer experience

In South Africa, technology implementation is largely reactive - we're a nation of cautious adopters - yet there are many innovations likely to gain a stronger foothold in 2018 in the financial sector...

By Wynand Smit 3 Jan 2018

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

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#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
#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
#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

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

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

10 Jan 2017

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#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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?
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 Bizcommunity.com 1 Dec 2016

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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

Inside the Midas Awards with Deb Ryan
Inside the Midas Awards with Deb Ryan

New York Festivals recently appointed Deb Ryan as the executive director of the Midas Awards, which celebrates the best in financial advertising...

8 Jul 2016

Rob Rose is Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year
Rob Rose is Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year

The 2015 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, held in Johannesburg on 9 June 2016, announced Financial Mail editor, Rob Rose as the 2015 Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year...

13 Jun 2016

Retail World Africa 2016 - How to keep up with consumer demand
Retail World Africa 2016 - How to keep up with consumer demand

Our world is ever evolving, consumer demand increase and retailers should keep transforming to keep up. Retail World Africa 2016 is the event where the innovation and strategy...

Issued by Terrapinn 8 Feb 2016

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