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TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

December 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

TransUnion has introduced the TransUnion Mobile Score Card in Kenya. The Mobile Score Card will provide lenders with a risk view of their mobile loans. With the Score Card, TransUnion Kenya aims to help more Kenyans to become active in the economy and its related financial services industries – pushing unscrupulous loan sharks out of the [&hellip...

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How to secure your cryptocurrency

How to secure your cryptocurrency

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Cryptocurrencies continue to gain popularity, recent breaches reinforce the need for vigilance and knowledge to protect online assets. In the case of cryptocurrencies, we are presented with a new set of challenges in how security, identity and access are...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

Stop fraudsters from controlling your online banking this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, First National Bank (FNB) came out to urge and warn consumers against falling victim to a new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the internet and gains access to your online banking profile....

8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

December 11, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bitcoin is undoubtedly the buzz word today, not only within tech and financial circles, but amongst the average joe on the street as well. The most famous of the cryptocurrencies has seen its value increase by more than 2000% since the beginning of 2017 and...

Opera integrates web payment platform in Kenya

Opera integrates web payment platform in Kenya

December 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Opera, the Norwegian developer of Opera Mini, has integrated a new web payment platform in Kenya which directly runs on the Opera Mini browser. This is part of the Opera’s $100 million investment initiative to grow the African digital economy announced...

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Thursday 7 December 2017 that it has raised $40 million which will be used to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The...

8 ways to jump on the Bitcoin train

What is the potential of investing in Cryptocurrencies?

December 7, 2017 • Finance, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cryptocurrency is digital currency managed through cryptography (advanced encryption technique). It is a decentralised currency, which allows functions like transaction processing, currency issuance, and verification across the internet. Cryptocurrencies are...

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

December 6, 2017 • Finance, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Many compare the success of Bitcoin as a bubble ready to burst, however, Bitcoin keeps proving them wrong. Will you be buying it soon? The world’s largest cryptocurrency has broken records after it reached $10 000 per Bitcoin for the first time. Bitcoin...

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

December 6, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 at an event hosted at the historic Rand Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, FORUS unveiled its Global Digital Exchange which essentially is a public utility blockchain and ecosystem solution that will aim to provide a single,...

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mastercard on Wednesday, 06 November 2017 unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that enables small kiosk owners in Nairobi, Kenya to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS. Orders submitted via a feature phone help create a digital record...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

Discussing the future of consumer banking

December 6, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, OpinionComments (0)

The landscape of consumer banking continues to change at a rapid pace, keeping financial institutions on their toes. Working with consumer data and advanced technology can be the lifeline to keeping traditional banks viable and relevant in an increasingly...

Kenya's Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

Kenya’s Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Setcom (Pty) Ltd, which operates SID Instant EFT, an instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) solution in South Africa. The deal will complement DPO’s payment solutions across the continent,...

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

Equity Bank launches mobile services in Rwanda

December 4, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Equity Bank has introduced a range of digital solutions in Rwanda. The Eazzy Banking suite of products includes the EazzyBanking app, which is available for both Android and iOS. The app enables customers to open accounts, send money to bank accounts or...

PayU South Africa sees huge traffic spike from Black Friday

PayU South Africa sees huge traffic spike from Black Friday

November 30, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Black Friday, 24 November 2017, many of the South African eCommerce companies experienced massive spike in traffic on their various websites. Matching this spike, payment services provider, PayU, facilitated an increase of around 8.5 times the transaction...

Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark

Bitcoin surpasses the $10 000 mark

November 29, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 28 November 2017, for the first time since the creation of Bitcoin in 2008, the cryptocurrency surpassed the USD $10 000 mark and it shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to climb towards $11 000. The surge in price comes off the backdrop...

FNB awards R10.5 million to employees at FNB Innovators Awards

FNB awards R10.5 million to employees at FNB Innovators Awards

November 29, 2017 • Events, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

First National Bank (FNB) has announced that it has awarded over R 10.5 million to its most innovative employees for radically disrupting and introducing game-changing innovations within the financial industry through its FNB Innovators Awards. This adds to...