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#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new year

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

By Andrew Duvenage, 3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

By Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: What's driving short-term insurance in 2021?

Twenty-twenty came in like a wrecking ball. In February, we were still planning our Easter long weekends. Barely a month later, we were in hard lockdown...

By Ian Sibiya 7 Jan 2021

Issuing, acceptance, collection of cheques to cease from 31 December

Following a joint announcement by the SARB, FSCA, PASA and BASA, the issuing and acceptance or collection of cheques will cease from 31 December 2020...

29 Dec 2020

Tap, tap, tap and grow

It has been a year of reckoning: a year that lit a fire beneath online payments in South Africa, transforming e-commerce while creating immense economic pressure...

By Karen Nadasen 22 Dec 2020

Local fintech firm Fundrr wins at CorporateWire Prestige Awards

Local fintech firm Fundrr recently scooped the SME Finance Company of the Year Award in the CorporateWire Prestige Awards. The judges cited Fundrr's personal touch, consistency of reviews and overall attentiveness in their decision...

21 Dec 2020

5 reasons why AI is the future of finance

The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper...

By Gerhard Hartman 18 Dec 2020

Crypto comes of age in 2020

Despite volatile prices during 2020, cryptocurrency has withstood the Covid-19 stress test and emerged with new support from previous naysayers...

By Marius Reitz 15 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

3 contributors to dynamic banking partnerships

Many of the new, dynamic and nimble digital ecosystem, which have touched very sphere of banking and financial services, are the result of an alliance between fintech players and more established, traditional banking partners...

By Andy Jury 11 Dec 2020

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital

Businesses preparing for their 2020 fiscal year-end audits will need to enhance digital capabilities and embrace tools that enable virtual audit procedures and watertight due diligence as they navigate the uncertainties presented by Covid-19...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Dec 2020

Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

3 Dec 2020

Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in Africa

For many years the African continent has been presented with countless opportunities from potential investors around the world, which have equally exposed Africa to potential risks. However, the increasing interest in the continent has required much needed mechanisms that will unpack the fundamentals of protecting investments in Africa going forward...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Dec 2020

Adumo buys point-of-sale company Gaap

Gaap will become an Adumo company but will continue to operate independently under its existing brand...

1 Dec 2020

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