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Andrew Torre, Visa president for sub-Saharan Africa. Source:
How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

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

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

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

#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: 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

No more bricks and mortar as banks move into the virtual space
No more bricks and mortar as banks move into the virtual space

Mobile devices have simplified routine banking interactions and enabled customers to address their own needs anywhere and anytime, making banking processes almost ubiquitous...

By Peter Alkema 9 Dec 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

FedGroup CEO, Grant Field
FedGroup disrupts wealth creation model

With the launch of its direct ownership network, the FedGroup has, in a world first, harnessed tech innovation for wealth creation...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2016

Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers
Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers

Entrepreneur Nicole Anderson returns to her African roots to explore the fintech potential on the continent...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2016

#InnovationMonth: wiGroup CEO attends Endeavor International Selection Panel as winner of FNB Business Innovation Awards 2016
#InnovationMonth: wiGroup CEO attends Endeavor International Selection Panel as winner of FNB Business Innovation Awards 2016

As overall winner of the FNB Business Innovation Awards for 2016, Bevan Ducasse, founder and CEO of wiGroup, was sponsored a trip to the Endeavor International Selection Panel in Boston earlier this month...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Sep 2016

L-R: Eran Feinstein, Offer Gat and Peter Harvey
Partnership creates pan-African online payment solution

The demand to do business in Africa has led to a partnership between two big players in the digital online payment space...

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Crowdfunding and solar energy, powering the world with tech

The Sun Exchange is a digital currency, crowd-investing platform designed to fund solar energy in the developing world...

By Nicci Botha 1 Sep 2016

Image by Terry Levin
Bitcoin, blockchain and the future economy

Unpacking the basics of new digital currencies and blockchain technologies...

By Terry Levin 19 Aug 2016

Blockchain, bitcoin and banking
Blockchain, bitcoin and banking

Blockchain technology will become the new normal. Its disruptive nature is likely to have a profound effect on traditional financial services' way of doing business...

By Peter Alkema 4 Aug 2016

L-R: Petrus Bosman, MD: Bosman Adama and Family Vineyards; Rita Andreas, chairperson: Adama Workers Trust; Phillip Marais, CEO: LaunchLab, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Paul Kim, CEO: Picsa; John Hardnek, farmworker representative and Ambani Ramaru, assistant director: DTI incubation support programme.
Front: Chris Wood, executive head: merging payments, strategy and regulatory at Nedbank.
Fintech savings solution for farmworkers

What started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2016

FNB CodeFest Source: Peter Alkema
FNB's IT incubators hatch innovators

FNB has put together a number of think tanks to support budding entrepreneurs and merge IT and business to foment its fintech initiatives...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jul 2016

Passion and agility drive techpreneurs
Passion and agility drive techpreneurs

Despite tough economic times, technology continues to flourish in South Africa...

By Peter Alkema 8 Jul 2016

Fulfilling the promise of blockchain
Fulfilling the promise of blockchain

An internet of finance. The renaissance of money. If the previous decade was the age of mobile banking, the next looks set to be the era of blockchain. No other technology has more potential...

By Lee Naik 20 Jun 2016

#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future
#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future

The key problem in business is that while technology changes, business processes don't...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2016

Mario Shiliashki
#CommerceMonth: PayU's newly appointed CEO plans to build on local opportunities

"There's a massive opportunity in front of us," says Mario Shiliashki, who recently joined Naspers-owned PayU as CEO of its EMEA business...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Apr 2016

Jeff Paterson with Richard Branson after winning the Pitch to Rich competition
More bang for your foreign buck

Anyone who's travelled abroad knows that you usually return with a pocketful of change in the currency of the country you've visited...

By Nicci Botha 8 Apr 2016

[eCommerce Africa Confex] The changing face of financial services
[eCommerce Africa Confex] The changing face of financial services

Four online business gurus, Andrew Dean, managing director: Calleo; Tim Bishop, online and mobile strategy innovator; Charles Pittaway, managing director: Sage Pay and Craig Mcleod...

By Nicci Botha 19 Feb 2016

[eCommerce Africa Confex] Get mobile with mpayments
[eCommerce Africa Confex] Get mobile with mpayments

An obsession with social media means we are permanently attached to a mobile device, so it's logical that this is where the future of financial services delivery lies...

By Nicci Botha 19 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusion
#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusion

The mobile payment space is an exciting one right now; and with on-demand services like UBER...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Feb 2016

Cybercrime on the rise - banking survey
Cybercrime on the rise - banking survey

Today the concern for banks is not so much that the bank vault will be empty, but that the IT system will be empty. Every day, several times a day...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Jan 2016

Banks face extinction if they don't find ways to work with fintech startups
Banks face extinction if they don't find ways to work with fintech startups

Banks that fail to adapt to the digital world face extinction in the same way other traditional industry leaders have fallen away, according to David Lynch...

By Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2016

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