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Absa Life launches a bot that helps both customers and employees

With the help of a WhatsApp chatbot, Absa Life funeral policyholders can now access basic policy information at any time of the day or night...

Issued by Praekelt 1 day ago

Nedbank unveils 'tap-on-phone' functionality

Nedbank has unveiled its new tap-on-phone functionality that allows all merchants and business owners to convert their mobile phones into payment acceptance devices...

1 day ago

And so it begins: Steps towards crypto asset regulation in South Africa

The release in the past few weeks by National Treasury of proposed amendments to the schedules to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FIC Act), seems to have passed largely unnoticed by the general public...

By Caryn Leclercq 2 days ago

Electronic banking fraud in Nigeria: how it's done, and what can be done to stop it

Six years ago, a cashless policy became fully operational in Nigeria. The aim was to encourage electronic transactions with a view to reducing the amount of physical cash in the economy...

By Oludayo Tade 24 Jun 2020

What's going to change in finances after the pandemic?

Despite the given current uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is possible to foresee some changes that are already taking place in the South African economy...

22 Jun 2020

Is a cashless informal market possible?

The desire for cashless transactions - driven by the ongoing fear of Covid-19 infection - is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality...

By Craig Duggan 19 Jun 2020

Local youth leads Paxful's Peer Program

With the African continent already becoming one of the world's leading markets for the crypto-economy, Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth...

18 Jun 2020

A robust fintech regulatory framework is crucial to Africa's financial prospects

Over the last decade, Africa has witnessed a sweeping transformation in the financial sector. Millions of formerly unbanked Africans today use banking facilities with the touch of their fingers through mobile applications...

By Emmanuel DeGroote 17 Jun 2020

Payments innovation in the face of adversity

The more extreme the situation, the more likely it is to fast-track new developments, says Craig Duggan...

12 Jun 2020

Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing service

Consumers will be able to pay for services from thousands of small businesses, schools and non-profit organisations by scanning a QR code with their mobile phone...

9 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

Uptake in automated dimensioning systems as e-commerce expands

As e-commerce ramps up in South Africa due to lockdown, Bidvest Mobility, a leader in mobile computing and barcoding solutions, has experienced an uptake in the demand for automated dimensioning systems for inbound and outbound shipping operations...

Issued by Bidvest Mobility 3 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: EquityMaven understands the true value of your business

EquityMaven, a local fintech startup, plans to disrupt traditional business valuation services by offering highly detailed, investment banking-style valuations online...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Jun 2020

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