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The race for the payments space
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
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
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

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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's CEO Katlego Maphai
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
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
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
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

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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
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 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

Roed in action.
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
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

PPS Investments launches digital calculators to help investors
PPS Investments launches digital calculators to help investors

Investors face many questions when it comes to investing. To assist investors in answering theses questions instantly, PPS Investments has developed five calculators...

17 Feb 2017

Rapid growth seen in consumers using Automated Deposit Tellers
Rapid growth seen in consumers using Automated Deposit Tellers

Due the convenience of Automated Deposit Tellers, there is rapid growth in the number of consumers doing their banking outside the normal banking hours according to FNB...

16 Feb 2017

CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem
CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers...

14 Feb 2017

Antonopoulos to speak at Blockchain Africa Conference
Antonopoulos to speak at Blockchain Africa Conference

Technologist and serial entrepreneur, Andreas M Antonopoulos has been confirmed as keynote speaker at the Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg from 1-3 March 2017...

7 Feb 2017

eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February
eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens in Cape Town in February

The third eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex opens on 22-23 February 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Feb 2017

The future of fintech
The future of fintech

Even the most hardcore Luddite can't ignore the rate at which technology is changing South Africa's financial services industry...

By Dominique Collett 31 Jan 2017

The value blockchain can bring to business
The value blockchain can bring to business

Heralded as “the next internet” due to its revolutionary nature, the blockchain seems set on changing the way we do everything online...

By Saurabh Kumar 26 Jan 2017

Blockchain - beyond financial services
Blockchain - beyond financial services

Distributed ledger technology has, so far, been largely discussed only in the context of the financial services industry...

By Mary Ann Francis and Gilles Gravier 12 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: 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

#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: 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

'Safe haven' Bitcoin retreats after shot at all-time high
'Safe haven' Bitcoin retreats after shot at all-time high

Bitcoin plunged only hours after investors, tipping the volatile digital currency as a safe haven in an uncertain world economy, pushed it near all-time highs...

6 Jan 2017

Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya
Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

A study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights...

By Sarah Logan 5 Jan 2017

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Surging Bitcoin breaks through $1,000 barrier

The value of Bitcoin surged above $1,000 on Monday as the digital unit continues a dizzying rise that made it the best-performing currency of 2016...

3 Jan 2017

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