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Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

1 day ago

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises
Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years...

2 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending

Alternative forms of lending exist online and they often offer those with poor credit better terms...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals
Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals

Seedstars has selected three startups to advance to the Seedstars South Africa grand final. In addition, the 12 startups to pitch at Seedstars Mozambique have been announced...

13 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup
Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round...

12 Jun 2017

South African fintech revolution
South African fintech revolution

Newly launched Advicement is an innovative company aiming to bring financial services and sound financial advice to all South Africans through the power of technology and the internet...

Issued by Advicement Investment Services 6 Jun 2017

Six trends in retail payments
Six trends in retail payments

Payments technology plays a critical role for retailers, ensuring a fast and smooth shopping experience for consumers, as they transact billions of rand every month...

1 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya
Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders...

1 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free...

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist...

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

Execs considering blockchain in business plans
Execs considering blockchain in business plans

Three in 10 C-suite executives interviewed say they are investigating blockchain as a means of doing business, an IBM study shows...

22 May 2017

Richard Bezuidenhout, MD of e­-magination InfoSolutions
Top five fintech things every CFO needs to watch

The finance industry has proven itself to be innovative and pioneering; seen as one of the most disruptive industries for business...

By Richard Bezuidenhout 19 May 2017

Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019
Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019

The global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019...

16 May 2017

Prioritising self-disruption
Prioritising self-disruption

The success of Facebook as an organisation has often left people pondering how it constantly inspires its employees to reinvent the social networking site...

By Peter Alkema 15 May 2017

Entries 2017 Future Digital Awards for Commerce, Fintech now open
Entries 2017 Future Digital Awards for Commerce, Fintech now open

Juniper Research's annual Future Digital Awards for Commerce and Fintech, recognising the most innovative and dynamic players across the sector, are now open for entry...

12 May 2017

Time to add mobile biometric payment options
Time to add mobile biometric payment options

A new study by Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile payments, authenticated by biometrics, will rise to nearly 2 billion this year, up from just over 600 million in 2016...

10 May 2017

KPMG acquires global fintech matchmaking platform
KPMG acquires global fintech matchmaking platform

KPMG has acquired Matchi, a global fintech innovation and matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions with financial services technology solutions and companies worldwide...

10 May 2017

South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference
South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference

Two South African academics have pioneered a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial derivative instruments in markets worldwide...

9 May 2017

New learnership incentive tax calculation app from KPMG
New learnership incentive tax calculation app from KPMG

KPMG has launched the Learnership Incentive Tax Tool, an app that calculates learnership tax allowances and generates tax schedules for registered learnerships at the press of a button...

8 May 2017

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

Using fintech to reach Africa's low-income earners
Using fintech to reach Africa's low-income earners

The widespread reach of digital technology across Africa has spurred solutions that aim to disrupt those traditional models and accelerate financial inclusion...

4 May 2017

New virtual currency tied to oil takes aim at bitcoin
New virtual currency tied to oil takes aim at bitcoin

A new virtual currency aims to bitcoin by pegging its value to hard oil assets, a first in the rapidly growing digital money sector.

3 May 2017

Will bots dominate customer service?
Will bots dominate customer service?

While bots are hard at work behind the scenes, and becoming more visible in some parts of the front-office too, they're unlikely to oust human beings...

3 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June...

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Abraham Cambridge, founder of The Sun Exchange
Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy...

By Abraham Cambridge 25 Apr 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications
Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

24 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

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