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TANZANIA

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 20 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

UNITED STATES

Blockchain could be a tool to help organizations balance size with agility
Blockchain could be a tool to help organizations balance size with agility

One of the biggest challenges facing business is how to merge a quest for growth with the need to stay agile in the competitive landscape of the 21st century...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: KCB M-Pesa
#SeamlessAfrica: Fintech a distraction rather than a disruption in Kenya

In Kenya, fintech is a currently distraction not a disruption given the runaway success story of the country's mobile payment system, M-Pesa, since 2007...

By Nicci Botha 7 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

NIGERIA

Nigeria's SureRemit raises $7m via ICO
Nigeria's SureRemit raises $7m via ICO

Nigeria-based non-cash remittance platform SureRemit has raised $7 million via an initial coin offering (ICO) to roll out its digital voucher system that makes payments easier and cheaper...

By Tom Jackson 23 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The future of financial infrastructure

Since blockchain technology emerged into the financial services industry, there has been no end to the transformations that it has made to our financial infrastructure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Dec 2017

EUROPE

Boris Dzhingarov
How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Peter Alkema
Strange bedfellows. Banks and start ups need to collaborate

New customer preferences threaten the traditional business models of financial services companies and large banks...

By Peter Alkema 13 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Anton van Zyl, co-founder of BizList
#EntrepreneurMonth: Life after rugby

After 10 years of professional rugby playing for the Lions, Stormers and Stade Francais in Paris, Anton van Zyl hung up his boots...

By Nicci Botha 23 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

The spending power of students is R2,702 per month, while the average South African spends about R2,503, debunking the myth of the perpetually broke student...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending

Alternative forms of lending exist online and they often offer those with poor credit better terms...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Keeping fintech and investment simple

You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist...

By Nicci Botha 29 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Andreas Antonopoulos
Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The race for the payments space
The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die...

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

No more bricks and mortar as banks move into the virtual space
No more bricks and mortar as banks move into the virtual space

Mobile devices have simplified routine banking interactions and enabled customers to address their own needs anywhere and anytime, making banking processes almost ubiquitous...

By Peter Alkema 9 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

FedGroup CEO, Grant Field
FedGroup disrupts wealth creation model

With the launch of its direct ownership network, the FedGroup has, in a world first, harnessed tech innovation for wealth creation...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers
Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers

Entrepreneur Nicole Anderson returns to her African roots to explore the fintech potential on the continent...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

L-R: Eran Feinstein, Offer Gat and Peter Harvey
Partnership creates pan-African online payment solution

The demand to do business in Africa has led to a partnership between two big players in the digital online payment space...

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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#InnovationMonth: Crowdfunding and solar energy, powering the world with tech

The Sun Exchange is a digital currency, crowd-investing platform designed to fund solar energy in the developing world...

By Nicci Botha 1 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Image by Terry Levin
Bitcoin, blockchain and the future economy

Unpacking the basics of new digital currencies and blockchain technologies...

By Terry Levin 19 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Blockchain, bitcoin and banking
Blockchain, bitcoin and banking

Blockchain technology will become the new normal. Its disruptive nature is likely to have a profound effect on traditional financial services' way of doing business...

By Peter Alkema 4 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

L-R: Petrus Bosman, MD: Bosman Adama and Family Vineyards; Rita Andreas, chairperson: Adama Workers Trust; Phillip Marais, CEO: LaunchLab, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Paul Kim, CEO: Picsa; John Hardnek, farmworker representative and Ambani Ramaru, assistant director: DTI incubation support programme.
Front: Chris Wood, executive head: merging payments, strategy and regulatory at Nedbank.
Fintech savings solution for farmworkers

What started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

FNB CodeFest Source: Peter Alkema
FNB's IT incubators hatch innovators

FNB has put together a number of think tanks to support budding entrepreneurs and merge IT and business to foment its fintech initiatives...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Passion and agility drive techpreneurs
Passion and agility drive techpreneurs

Despite tough economic times, technology continues to flourish in South Africa...

By Peter Alkema 8 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Jeff Paterson with Richard Branson after winning the Pitch to Rich competition
More bang for your foreign buck

Anyone who's travelled abroad knows that you usually return with a pocketful of change in the currency of the country you've visited...

By Nicci Botha 8 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusion
#DesignMonth: A virtual solution for financial inclusion

The mobile payment space is an exciting one right now; and with on-demand services like UBER...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Feb 2016

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