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HPS increases Africa presence with Johannesburg office

HPS increases Africa presence with Johannesburg office

April 24, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

HPS, a multinational company and leading provider of electronic payment solutions for financial institutions, card processors, merchant acquirers, independent sales organizations (ISOs), and national and regional switches around the world, has increased its presence within Africa with a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. For more than 20 years, HPS,...

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Ecobank opens applications for the 2018 Fintech Challenge competition

Ecobank opens applications for the 2018 Fintech Challenge competition

April 24, 2018 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ecobank is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter its Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Now in its second year, the initiative gives African start-ups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their...

Telepin Customer Receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification

Telepin customer receives GSMA mobile money certification

April 22, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telepin, a  mobile transaction platforms, announced that their customer Tigo Tanzania received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification built on the Telepin mobile money platform. The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the...

PPS launches web based financial planning platform

PPS launches web based financial planning platform

April 19, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

PPS  has announced the launch of PPS Horizon, a web-based tool that gives guided financial planning and advice to investors. The design architecture of this web-based tool is the first of its kind in the country.  It has been designed in particular for use...

Industry leaders define how Fintech is accelerating positive transformation of banking in Africa

Industry leaders define how Fintech is accelerating positive transformation of banking in Africa

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Events, FinanceComments (0)

The FinTech space in Africa is witnessing rapid growth as innovative new financial services players disrupt the traditional modalities of banking across the continent. Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018, which will be held on the 31st of May 2018 at the Radisson...

Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Blockchain-based microfinancing for food kiosk owners in Kenya

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM Research and Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, announced that they have extended access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system. Twiga...

Moath Ismail, VP Digital Banking for CISMEA, Gemalto

Secure, convenient payment is key to South Africa’s e-commerce growth

April 19, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

While all the research indicates that online commerce is set to grow in South Africa, the speed and extent of that growth will be dependent on several factors, with payment as one of the most crucial. Getting online payments right will play a role both in...

First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra

FNB announces the launch of eWallet eXtra

April 18, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday, 18 April 2018 First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South African consumers to use a feature phone or a smartphone to open a bank account without ever walking...

Fintech is disrupting big banks

Fintech is disrupting big banks

April 18, 2018 • Enterprise, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

“It used to be quite simple. Customers arrived at banks through the revolving doors and opened accounts or applied for lending in-store. Banks owned the customer relationship by default and ‘see my bank manager’ was a common term,” says Mark...

Cedric Boltman, Executive: Channel, Jasco Enterprise.

Is your interaction recording system costing you in court?

April 17, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Company board members and managers have a fiduciary responsibility to their organisation to evaluate and manage risk. For the most part, this is done effectively, however, the risks associated with contract security, particularly those that are undocumented,...

Changing gender perceptions and behaviours in the workplace can promote economic growth in SA’s emerging tech industry

Gender equality could contribute to economic growth in South Africa

April 17, 2018 • Careers, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, women remain significantly under-represented in emerging tech. The imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and...

Planning for sustainable e-commerce in Africa

How to find the best cash back promotions online

April 16, 2018 • Finance, SponsoredComments (0)

Some Ways To Find the Best Cash Back Promotions Online Businesses are some of the best ways to make money. More importantly, businesses are created to fulfill needs from other companies or from customers themselves. Because of their need to continue operation...

Reasons why investors need day trading courses

Reasons why investors need day trading courses

April 16, 2018 • Finance, SponsoredComments (0)

Why Investors Need Day Trading Courses Technology has expanded to the far reaches of the globe and has influenced a lot of traditional industries. Decades ago, if you wanted to have the input of an instructor or expert, you had to go to a certain location and...

Debt Consolidation Plan Vs Debt Management Strategy

Debt Consolidation Plan Vs Debt Management Strategy

April 12, 2018 • FinanceComments (0)

Most financial experts and those who aren’t financially savvy will tell you that it takes little effort or time to rack up debt. Getting out of debt and getting back on your feet may sometimes be a long journey. But it isn’t impossible. When you are in...

PayGate re-brands and extends reach into Africa

PayGate re-brands and extends reach into Africa

April 11, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Payments company, DPO Group has announced the rollout of its Southern African payment service providers (PSPs) into the consolidated brand of DPO PayGate. In August 2017, DPO Group announced its acquisition of PayGate South Africa and Virtual Card Services...

MTN, Ecobank partner to deepen financial inclusion across Africa

MTN, Ecobank partner to deepen financial inclusion across Africa

April 11, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has announced a partnership with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) which will enable both companies to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber...