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Kumar Utpal is the regional sales manager for banking and insurance at In2IT
Why insurers need to get the balance between digital and legacy systems right

Many insurers have embraced digital transformation to provide customer-facing solutions, but just as many are still heavily reliant on old, legacy systems for long terms policies, which hinders this process...

By Kumar Utpal 1 day ago

Kelly Preston, digital manager, SilverBridge
Digital: The way to go for insurance onboarding

A high level of service and improved customisation are key elements to better reflect the digital needs of today's customer, especially during the insurance onboarding process...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance
#BizTrends2019: How tech will impact the future of finance

The Fourth Industrial Revolution isn't the future - it's the present...

By Adrian van der Merwe 1 day ago

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2019: It's all about fintech

Innovations in the fintech space is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's what we can expect in 2019...

By Dominique Collett 3 days ago

#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test
#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test

The writing of disintermediation has been appearing on the wall for a while now. It's a real phenomenon, enabled by technology...

By Riaan Bekker 3 days ago

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Veeam
Hyper-availability is the key to success for fintechs

African fintech startups have enjoyed a massive wave of investment in the last two years. But if they don't deliver on shareholder expectations, they may well go the way of the Dot.Com bubble...

By Kate Mollett 10 Jan 2019

Evolving from banking to bAInking
Evolving from banking to bAInking

Banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to customers' demand for an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience...

By Vishal Barapatre 9 Jan 2019

IATA, Ipagoo demonstrate success with first IATA Pay transaction
IATA, Ipagoo demonstrate success with first IATA Pay transaction

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from an airline website...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet
#BizTrends2019: How fintech will democratise the internet

Since the advent of the decentralised blockchain in 2009, ingeniously invented by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, fintech has bloomed...

By Justin McCarthy 9 Jan 2019

Felix Antonysamy, business development head, banking – Africa, Wipro Limited.
Boosting blockchain adoption in SA

The blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless , transparent, trusted and convenient transactions...

By Felix Antonysamy 8 Jan 2019

Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app
Virgin Money enables merchant payments on money transfer app

Virgin Money customers can now use its digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payment app, Virgin Money Spot, to pay for goods and services from a growing list of South African retailers...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly
#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

Wynand van Vuuren, head of legal, King Price
#BizTrends2019: What's shaking up the short-term insurance industry?

Twenty years ago, we were still buying insurance the old-fashioned way. Brokers would come to our houses. They'd assess our assets. They'd go away. They'd come back, with a lot of paper...

By Wynand van Vuuren 7 Jan 2019

Ahmed Banderker, chief executive of Sanlam Business Development
#BizTrends2019: The rise of insurtech

Emerging market insurtech companies are set to play a major role in the predicted rise of premium growth across the global insurance industry...

7 Jan 2019

Nasreen Saunders, CEO & founder of Umphakathi weAfrika
#BizTrends2019: Bitcoin - changing money since '09

On 9th January, Bitcoin - that mystically cryptic medium of exchange of invisible money (cryptocurrency) directly to another person (peer-to-peer) - turns 10...

By Nasreen Saunders 7 Jan 2019

Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launched
Task force on digital financing of UN SDGs launched

UN secretary-general António Guterres late last month announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals...

31 Dec 2018

Bradley Wattrus
3 financing options for small businesses

Entrepreneurs need capital to get a business off the ground, or to fund expansion, improve cash flow, or buy inventory to meet consumer demand...

By Bradley Wattus 20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Technology socialises financial services
Technology socialises financial services

The financial services industry has long been seen as extremely traditional in its technology use, but that is not the case any longer...

14 Dec 2018

Tether is one popular stablecoin option, currently worth US$1. Akarat Phasura/Shutterstock
Bitcoin's successor? More consistent values might make 'stablecoins' a safer cryptocurrency option

Bitcoin has plunged from a high of almost US$20,000 in December 2017 to as low as US$3,675...

By Greg Paul 12 Dec 2018

It's a key performance for Pula Capital and KPI
It's a key performance for Pula Capital and KPI

Pula Capital Partners (Pula), LRMG's B-BBEE investment arm, has partnered with KPI Management Solutions (KPI), further strengthening LRMG's focus on performance optimisation...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 4 Dec 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Benchmark utility token sale extended!
Benchmark utility token sale extended!

After serious consultation with key partners and stakeholders, Benchmark International has announced that their utility token sale will be extended until 29 January 2019...

Issued by Benchmark International 27 Nov 2018

Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliaths
Colgate vs Bitcoin: Reasons to invest in the goliaths

Amidst rapidly changing economic conditions, trends and technology, South African investors seeking to grow their wealth should be wary of attempting to identify the next Bitcoin or Apple...

Issued by CybiWealth 19 Nov 2018

Joe Pindar, research & development director, data protection, Gemalto
10 years on. Is Bitcoin here to stay?

When it was launched at Halloween in 2008, Bitcoin was practically worthless and all but invisible except to a select group of insiders...

By Joe Pindar 16 Nov 2018

Survey reveals more about IoT payments
Survey reveals more about IoT payments

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the IoT payments market will grow at an average of 75% per annum...

14 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

Blockchain has the potential to grow into a key capability, helping companies in the entertainment and media industry to keep track of content assets, avoid contractual disputes and establish the certainty and accountability that will foster trust with business partners and customers...

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte
South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte

Regardless of their income, most South Africans experience some level of financial stress. It's therefore not surpirising that they are open to assistance on how to minimise their bills and create budget plans...

12 Nov 2018

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