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Finance Trends 2020

SAICA congratulates successful Assessment of Professional Competence candidates
SAICA congratulates successful Assessment of Professional Competence candidates

Today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) announced that 2,024 of the 3,560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019, successfully met the assessment's requirements...

Issued by SAICA 14 Feb 2020

Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

SAICA, in collaboration with One Young World (OYW) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), launched Finance and Business (FinBiz) 2030 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 February 2020 at Investec...

By Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 14 Feb 2020

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?
How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies? Jameel Khan, SAICA Project Manager Practice, takes a look...

By Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 10 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone
#StartupStory: Franc believes investing is for everyone

If you think that investing is only for the rich, you're absolutely wrong...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 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

Principa and Digemy partner to provide e-learning training to the financial services industry
Principa and Digemy partner to provide e-learning training to the financial services industry

Principa, a South African data analytics company, and Digemy, a Cape Town e-learning technology provider have announced a new partnership...

Issued by Principa 30 Jan 2020

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry
New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process...

28 Jan 2020

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How fintechs are making Africa a leading global innovation hub

In a continent where over 60% of the adult population is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped, fintech has been a welcomed revolution...

By Josephine Wawira 27 Jan 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

Peter Harvey
The future of payments in SA and Africa will be based on pragmatism

African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it...

By Peter Harvey 21 Jan 2020

Automated for the people. WhiteMocca
Financial trading bots have fascinating similarities to people - we need to learn from them

In 2019, the world fretted that algorithms now know us better than we know ourselves. No concept captures this better than surveillance capitalism...

By Christian Borch 20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital
#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

By Murray Gardiner 17 Jan 2020

2019: A year of cryptocurrency
2019: A year of cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a "blink and you'll miss it" type of industry. Here is a look back on what made 2019 a brilliant year for cryptocurrency as well as a little of what to expect in 2020...

By Nic Haralambous 27 Dec 2019

Strategic knowledge exchange is key to meeting 4IR corporate challenges
Strategic knowledge exchange is key to meeting 4IR corporate challenges

One of the foremost thought-leaders within the financial services industry has cautioned that to sustainably address the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the sector needs to find innovative ways to transfer knowledge and skills...

Issued by Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences 19 Dec 2019

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

Myths and realities of fintech lending
Myths and realities of fintech lending

Fintech startups have transformed the market for consumer lending in the US and other mature credit markets, by giving people an alternative way of borrowing money...

18 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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Cryptocurrency: The year that was

In a world moving towards a new financial system, cryptocurrency is becoming more mainstream..

By Marius Reitz 11 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
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

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand
Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Are new customers passing you by while your head is stuck in admin? This single software suite can free up admin time so you can grow your business...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

The rules are changing, money is opening up
The rules are changing, money is opening up

The eighth and final session for the year of Heavy Chef's Inspire Sessions series in collaboration with Discovery Business Insurance featured The Fintechnologists, Simon Dingle of Lettuce...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2019

Simon Dingle, in action at Catalyst Africa.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Simon Dingle on how media is being reimagined in the 21st century

With his characteristic dry, wry wit in full force, I sat down with entrepreneur-at-heart Simon Dingle for an exclusive interview after his Catalyst Africa presentation, on why an open internet that connects people is a winner for every industry...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Nov 2019

Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOs
Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOs

South Africa has an estimated 120,000 registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 unregistered bodies. The constant battle for financial survival...

25 Nov 2019

Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024
Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research reveals that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
South African tech entrepreneurship: what's working and what inhibits

Despite the ongoing hype around entrepreneurship and trendy startup tech businesses in South Africa, there are prevailing myths that muddy the thinking around the existing challenges and opportunities...

By Dominique Collett 20 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

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