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Data intelligence driving financial decisions

November 20, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data intelligence driving financial decisions

As the world delves ever deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern enterprises are forced to evolve their operational practices. With this digital transformation comes an onslaught of information, resulting in massive datasets and the responsibility to analyse this data effectively. When organisations are empowered to see the whole story in their...

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WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

November 20, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

Digital money transfer business, WorldRemit, announced on Friday 17 November 2017 that the company has signed the first official online money transfer partner of English Premier League club, Arsenal. According to the business, which was formed by a UK-based...

Planning for sustainable e-commerce in Africa

Planning for sustainable e-commerce in Africa

November 20, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Planning for sustainable e-commerce in Africa

Traditional retail has been transformed by e-commerce and its technological capabilities. It has proven to be an enormously disruptive but positive force, spurring innovation and providing new economic opportunities for retail entrepreneurs, particularly in...

Wala and Veridium to demonstrate new digital banking model in Africa

Wala and Veridium to demonstrate new digital banking model in Africa

November 17, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Wala and Veridium to demonstrate new digital banking model in Africa

Veridium, a biometrics company has announced a partnership with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform. Through the partnership, the companies will bring universal and financial services to emerging countries in Africa....

Biometrics leading the way in banking-study

Study: Biometrics leading the way in banking

November 16, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Biometrics leading the way in banking

Gemalto’s latest e-Banking survey results have highlighted the willingness – and appetite – of end-users to use biometrics. local banks have an opportunity to move past passwords and mere transaction security and add real value by introducing biometrics...

What could a South African version of Black Friday look like?

Top 5 cyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

November 15, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 cyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

South Africa’s shoppers are growing more comfortable with the idea of online shopping. But is our level of education about the associated risks keeping pace? Considering the rising trends of local data breaches and the number of consumers falling victim to...

South African informal traders to get digital payment systems

South African informal traders can now accept electronic payments

November 15, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African informal traders can now accept electronic payments

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Spazapp, a Durban-based tech company, to offer mobile payments to informal traders and convenience stores, better known as spaza shops, in South Africa. By combining their expertise and reach, the companies intend...

FlySafair travellers can now use Zapper app to pay for tickets

FlySafair travellers can now use Zapper app to pay for tickets

November 10, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FlySafair travellers can now use Zapper app to pay for tickets

South African airline, FlySafair and Zapper have entered into a partnership which will allow travellers to use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online, as well as at the airline’s web kiosk and sales desk. This new payment option eliminates the...

Top 4 tips on how you can save your data this holiday season

Millennials prefer digital touchpoints for financial activities, says Forrester

November 9, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Millennials prefer digital touchpoints for financial activities, says Forrester

A study conducted by Forrester has revealed that millennials are actively looking for financial guidance more than their older counterparts. The “Millennials Want Financial Advice, With or Without Humans” study revealed that in Europe, 32% of...

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise- Kaspersky Report

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

While cryptocurrency holders search for new investment opportunities and ways to increase their savings, and enthusiasts look to learn more about the benefits of going cashless, malicious users are also looking for ways to capitalise on the popularity of the...

Bitcoin SEO: Get it right for your Blockchain startup

Cryptocurrency theft putting users’ savings at risk

November 6, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cryptocurrency theft putting users’ savings at risk

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new malware which takes cryptocurrencies from users wallet.  Cybercriminals are targeting popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash, Monero. According to Kaspersky Lab, the cybercriminals...

Republic of Congo’s financial economy gets digitised

Mastercard partners FSD Uganda to strengthen financial inclusion

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard partners FSD Uganda to strengthen financial inclusion

Mastercard and FSD (Financial Sector Deepening) Uganda have entered into a memorandum of understanding with a goal of partnering to develop financial services and solutions that will improve livelihoods of Ugandans and strengthen the country’s economy. Over...

Mobile app launched to aid Deeds Office manual process

The move to a cashless South Africa

November 2, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on The move to a cashless South Africa

The way the world transacts is in transition. Physical cash and cards are morphing into a hybrid of mobile, digital and perhaps even crypto. This brings to the fore exciting commercial opportunity and challenge. Mostly, it offers the chance of financial...

South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

October 31, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

On Monday 30 October 2017, at a pitching event hosted by AlphaCode, four black-owned South African financial services startups each won R1-million ($71000). The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) pitching event is an initiative of Merrill Lynch...

Fintech app to change how South Africans pay each other

Fintech app to change how South Africans pay each other

October 30, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech app to change how South Africans pay each other

On Monday 30 October 2017, the Slide app was officially launched in South Africa. The app works as South Africa very own version of Venmo, one of the US’s most successful payment platforms owned by PayPal that processes $25 billion in person to person...

Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

October 26, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

Ovamba Solutions, a US founded Fintech innovator, and computing giants, Microsoft, have revealed that the companies have partnered to develop and produce the first African language driven chatbot. The chatbot is designed to serve the millions of African SMEs...