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Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem
#SeamlessSA: Strategic partnerships key to seamless payment ecosystem

Strategic partnerships between payment services are crucial in ensuring that the payment ecosystem is seamless...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2019

Boring bankers vs sexy fintech
Boring bankers vs sexy fintech

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it, the comedian Bob Hope has been quoted as jokingly saying...

By Dalene Sechele-Manana 13 Mar 2019

Bridget King
Robust regulations on the cards for crypto assets

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and other regulators issued a consultation paper in January which points towards robust regulations for crypto assets...

6 Mar 2019

Kobus du Plooy, CEO of Celbux
Mobile wallets still have a way to go

Mobile wallets just haven't lived up to expectations...

6 Mar 2019

Low-cost digital platform democratises investing
Low-cost digital platform democratises investing

Fintech disruptor CybiWealth was recently invited to present at the Finovate Europe conference in London, where CEO Scott Cooper spoke to industry leaders about the ways in which the company is harnessing the power of technology to break down barriers to entry and democratise investing...

Issued by CybiWealth 5 Mar 2019

Youth prefers digital banking
Youth prefers digital banking

Young people opt for digital modes of banking primarily because of convenience, however an undisputed contributing factor is that digital platforms are part of their always-on connected lifestyles...

26 Feb 2019

Response to the 2019 Budget Speech
Response to the 2019 Budget Speech

Similar to the 2018 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) this budget was very closely watched with many hoping for clarity on the future direction...

By Nico Esterhuizen (FCCA), Issued by ACCA 21 Feb 2019

Why cryptocurrency regulation is essential
Why cryptocurrency regulation is essential

With a recent Luno survey quoting a staggering 74% of South African respondents saying they'd like the option to pay for goods with cryptocurrency, the days of an entirely unregulated system are numbered...

15 Feb 2019

Research reveals cloud tech saves accountants time
Research reveals cloud tech saves accountants time

New research reveals that South African accountants could save up to three hours of work a day by using cloud technology...

8 Feb 2019

SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector
SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector

"Africa needs to come to grips with owning her future. If there is no plan for the future, then it is quite likely that there is no hope for the future." - Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina...

Issued by Mann Made 7 Feb 2019

Transactional sector is about to be transformed
Transactional sector is about to be transformed

This year will be a big one for the next-generation transactional sector, with disruption increasingly coming to market and long-standing challenges being overcome...

7 Feb 2019

Gugu Mjadu, spokesperson for the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year
5 investment dos and don'ts for young entrepreneurs

The government recognises entrepreneurship as a key driver of future economic growth in South Africa...

7 Feb 2019

The cloud is vital for insurance growth
The cloud is vital for insurance growth

With the number of insurers using cloud computing services tripling over the last few years, those still undecided as to its relevance need to start making a serious investment...

4 Feb 2019

Andrew Harding
Finance professionals must tech up or ship out

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies...

4 Feb 2019

Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?
Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest technological solutions in accountancy and finance. Hear how theatre themes are changing the finance function forever...

Issued by Terrapinn 28 Jan 2019

Gerhard Greyling
Open banking and its impact on the financial sector

Digitalisation means that people are banking from their mobile phones, making payments via barcode scanning and even in some cases transacting using cryptocurrency...

By Gerhard Greyling 28 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

Adesh Kisten, head of sales i-Pay.
Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

More and more African consumers are coming online and their commercial habits are evolving faster than any other demographic in the world...

25 Jan 2019

France & Fintech: are the smart card innovators still leading the way?
France & Fintech: are the smart card innovators still leading the way?

France has long been the pioneer of smart card technology: from the patenting of the first microchip to the pivotal 1976 launch the smart card...

By Lina Andolf-Orup 25 Jan 2019

Traditional financial institutions have one choice: transform or die
Traditional financial institutions have one choice: transform or die

With fintechs, big-techs and startups already eating into traditional financial institutions' market share, banking and insurance company chief executives need to identify their organisations' strengths and build on them...

By Richard van Wageningen 24 Jan 2019

Will 2019 herald the crypto spring?
Will 2019 herald the crypto spring?

Despite 2018 being the so-called 'crypto winter' characterised by a dip in the Bitcoin price, cryptocurrency company Luno is gearing up for a positive year ahead...

24 Jan 2019

FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app
FNB enables QR code payments on its banking app

FNB has introduced QR code payments for consumers and sole proprietor businesses via the FNB Banking App...

23 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

Why regulation will help grow Bitcoin adoption
Why regulation will help grow Bitcoin adoption

Last week, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released its consultation paper on policy proposals for crypto assets after engaging constructively with many participants...

By Angus Brown 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

Mobile payments boost Nigerian economy
Mobile payments boost Nigerian economy

Mobile penetration has significantly increased across Africa, with Nigeria remaining the largest mobile market of about 162-million subscribers and a penetration rate of 84%...

17 Jan 2019

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 16 Jan 2019

#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 16 Jan 2019

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...

15 Jan 2019

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