Bronwyn Williams
Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

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Image source: Getty/Gallo
[Bronwyn Williams] Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

Posted 29 days ago | Like (1)
Kate Mollett
Hyper-availability is the key to success for fintechs

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Veeam
Kate Mollett, regional manager, Veeam
[Kate Mollett] 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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

Nav(igating) your way to financial health[Nicci Botha] 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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#SeamlessAfrica: Fintech a distraction rather than a disruption in Kenya

Photo: KCB M-Pesa
Photo: KCB M-Pesa
[Nicci Botha] 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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
[Nicci Botha] The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Ilanie Brits
Bitcoin, blockchain and bubbles - what is all the hype about? - Meredith Harington

Ilanie Brits[Ilanie Brits] Let's have a look at what cryptocurrencies are, why bitcoin is making headlines, and what the regulatory environment's response to this new trend is...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
The future of financial infrastructure - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Peter Alkema
Strange bedfellows. Banks and start ups need to collaborate

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

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#EntrepreneurMonth: Life after rugby

Anton van Zyl, co-founder of BizList
Anton van Zyl, co-founder of BizList
[Nicci Botha] After 10 years of professional rugby playing for the Lions, Stormers and Stade Francais in Paris, Anton van Zyl hung up his boots...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
[Nicci Botha] 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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Romy Honneysett
Who's winning online in African banking?

Who's winning online in African banking?
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[Romy Honneysett] Banking is something we all rely on, but when faced with the thought of having to deal with your bank, your emotions tend to go to a negative place...

Posted 1 year ago | Like (1)
Peter Alkema
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
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[Peter Alkema] Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Ilse van den Berg
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

#StartupStory: eCOIDA[Ilse van den Berg] 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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Peter Alkema
Techpreneurs are flourishing in SA's economy

Techpreneurs are flourishing in SA's economy
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[Peter Alkema] Technology continues to drive job creation in South Africa. Eight of the 11 finalists in FNB's Business Innovation Awards use innovative IT...

Posted 2 years ago | Like (1)
Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending - Monetary Library

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

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
Keeping fintech and investment simple

Lance Solms, head of itransact
Lance Solms, head of itransact
[Nicci Botha] You need to understand that when I was growing up, email didn't even exist...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Peter Alkema
Prioritising self-disruption

Prioritising self-disruption
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[Peter Alkema] The success of Facebook as an organisation has often left people pondering how it constantly inspires its employees to reinvent the social networking site...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Peter Alkema
New imperatives for leadership and innovation

New imperatives for leadership and innovation
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[Peter Alkema] Over the top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp have harnessed the network effect very well to drive message growth through their groups feature...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos
[Danette Breitenbach] At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
The race for the payments space

The race for the payments space
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[Nicci Botha] Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die...

Posted 2 years ago | Like