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Finance Trends 2020

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4 good reasons not to mix your business and personal finances

Freelancers, tradesman and other self-employed people easily fall into the trap of tangling their business and personal finances...

3 days ago

Renewable energy the way to go
Renewable energy the way to go

Nedbank recently financed South Africa's first commercial floating solar farm. This innovative development was installed at Marlenique farm near Simondium, Paarl...

Issued by Nedbank Business Banking 12 Feb 2020

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Financial fraud has gone mobile

Rapid expansion of digital channels, exploding growth in the number and types of devices, and reduced customer face time are making mainstream financial service providers and newer fintech companies vulnerable to online fraudulent activities...

11 Feb 2020

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Understanding the evolving payments landscape

Digital and mobile technology is continually evolving and advancing, creating new ways to pay; from mobile wallets to peer-to-peer to digital currency, the modern payments landscape has evolved past simply cards and cash...

By Bevan Smith 4 Feb 2020

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SA banks unaffected by Silence malware threat

It's business as usual for South African banks, despite a warning of potential malware attacks on major institutions in sub-Saharan Africa...

15 Jan 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

R3bn in FNB eWallet spending this festive season, bank anticipates
R3bn in FNB eWallet spending this festive season, bank anticipates

This festive season, FNB anticipates a 26% increase in eWallet send volumes on last year's R2.4bn during the same period...

19 Dec 2019

FNB rolls out QR code payments to Engen
FNB rolls out QR code payments to Engen

FNB is expanding its support for QR code payment channels in South Africa. The bank says this follows positive responses from merchants and consumers to its app-based QR code payments solution...

17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance
#BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

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What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

Kyle Mandy
Technology makes it easier for taxpayers

Technology employed by economies across the globe has made it substantially easier for businesses to pay their taxes...

29 Nov 2019

Jigyasa Singh
What South Africans are looking for in financial services

The three top elements that South Africans want from their financial and banking service providers are value-added advice and terms, a blend of digital and physical services, as well as enhanced ecosystems...

26 Nov 2019

Chantel Trotskie, senior CX sales manager at Oracle South Africa
Fighting financial crime with technology

Financial institutions are very much aware of how sensitive and pivotal this time of the year is for their business as customers deal with large amounts of cash...

By Chantel Troskie 21 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

Pieter de Villiers, co-founder and CEO, Clickatell
#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in Africa

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

13 Nov 2019

EFT fraud - risk management, rights and recourse
EFT fraud - risk management, rights and recourse

Paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT) is so convenient for running one's home or business, with us being able to make payments from our smartphones and laptops. But this convenience does not come without risks...

By Louis Podbielski 13 Nov 2019

Continuous adaptation: Staying ahead of customer needs
Continuous adaptation: Staying ahead of customer needs

As customers' needs evolve, retailers must adapt to meet those needs, or better yet, stay ahead of them. Retailers must rethink the traditional test and learn cycles...

By Melissa Campbell 8 Nov 2019

#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction
#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction

Her focus on how financial services, in particular, tend to connect with females consumers in the wrong way was a stand-out section of Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative's opening presentation at the Cape Town version of the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2019

Fighting banking crime, one share at a time
Fighting banking crime, one share at a time

So Interactive partnered with SABRIC to help educate South Africans on their vulnerability to scams, and more specifically - how they can avoid falling victim to them...

Issued by So Interactive 30 Oct 2019

Kantar's Molenaar (second) and Cador (third) with the rest of the the morning's speakers, coverage on the rest to follow soon!
#ExperienceAdvantage: The secret to winning in the age of experience

Here's what you missed from Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative, and Mark Molenaar, head of CX for Kantar South Africa at the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass, with a special focus on learnings from the banking industry...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Oct 2019

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From the missing middle to the co-economy

The middle class as we know it is endangered. Formerly, the middle class was defined by what it owned, its consumption. Today, we need to re-think what it means to be middle class...

By Bronwyn Williams 24 Oct 2019

Felix Antonysamy
Can a banking phoenix rise from ashes

For some time, many technologists have predicted that new players and new technologies will quickly gain traction in the local banking industry. In this vision, fintechs, telcos and other agile players will ride roughshod over today's banks...

By Felix Antonysamy 14 Oct 2019

Ombudsman for Banking Services ensures relevance at international ombudsman scheme conference
Ombudsman for Banking Services ensures relevance at international ombudsman scheme conference

This week the Ombudsman for Banking Services South Africa hosted the 12th annual conference of the International Network of Financial Services Ombudsman Schemes (INFO Network)...

Issued by Ombudsman for Banking Services 8 Oct 2019

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Mobile-based lending is huge in Kenya: but there's a downside too

Over the past 10 years mobile-based lending has grown in Kenya. Some estimates put the number of mobile lending platforms at 49...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Europlaw Group Incorporated to benefit in Credit Enhancement Program of Ithuba Group
Europlaw Group Incorporated to benefit in Credit Enhancement Program of Ithuba Group

Europlaw Group and Ithuba Group entered into an advisory appointment arrangement for the specific purpose to benefit from a "Credit Enhancement Program"...

Issued by Europlaw 1 Oct 2019

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Bridging the gap between legacy hardware and a digital era

In the past, the traditional banking model followed a bricks and mortar approach with physical branches and tellers for personnel to serve customers...

1 Oct 2019

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