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Posts Tagged ‘Banking’

  • Sell your Home using nav» in the FNB App

    You can now sell your Home using nav» in the FNB App

    November 1, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

    FNB has launched its more recent digital innovation on the nav» Home functionality that enables FNB customers to securely list and sell their homes privately to buyers who most likely qualify for a Home loan, while saving costs associated with the process....

  • fintech

    Fintech partnerships: The golden opportunity for traditional banks?

    October 31, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on Fintech partnerships: The golden opportunity for traditional banks?

    South Africa’s Fintech scene is growing rapidly, with a number of exciting local Fintech players attracting attention and venture capital investment. They’re carving out high-tech niches in all sorts of arenas: mobile money, social lending, bitcoin...

  • How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    October 19, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    FinTech remains to be the most appealing industry for investors as African start-ups look to bridge the financial gap An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all...

  • Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking

    Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking

    September 27, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking

    The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution. So argue the co-founders of TagPay Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron, in their new analysis of the...

  • African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

    August 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

    Papersoft is now a technological partner of two of the biggest African banks: Equity Bank Group and Ecobank from Democratic Republic of Congo to help them delivering their financial inclusion services via hyperlocal agents. Banks alongside with technology...

  • People line up to use an ATM at NMB bank in Harare

    NMB promotes growth of SMEs

    August 9, 2018 • Enterprise, Finance, GeneralComments Off on NMB promotes growth of SMEs

    NMB Bank has urged small to medium sized businesses to take advantage of the advisory and financial services its Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking Unit offers them to help grow their enterprises. NMB SME Banking Unit head Erasmus Bhunu says the unit,...

  • Thomas Pays, Co-Founder & CEO of i-PAY

    The future of open banking – convenience through innovation

    June 7, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on The future of open banking – convenience through innovation

    Open banking has the potential to completely revolutionise the banking industry on a global scale. It allows customers to take full control of their finances and could potentially break the monopoly banks have enjoyed for many years. This all started when the...

  • Matthew Barnard, executive head of banking at BBD

    Banking the unbanked: serving the excluded

    May 28, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Banking the unbanked: serving the excluded

    Two billion people worldwide do not have a bank account or access to financial institutions. Often referred to as the unbanked, they generally only pay in cash or purchase money orders. Matthew Barnard, the executive head of banking at BBD, explains in a...

  • By Darrel Orsmond, Financial Services Industry Head at SAP Africa

    Trust & compliance: customer relationship challenges for financial services providers

    May 4, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Trust & compliance: customer relationship challenges for financial services providers

    When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25th, financial services firms will face a new potential threat to their on-going challenges with building strong customer relationships. The regulation – dubbed GDPR for short – is...

  • FNB’s eWallet eXtra registers 50 000 users in a month

    FNB announces the launch of eWallet eXtra

    April 18, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB announces the launch of eWallet eXtra

    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 Off on Fintech is disrupting big banks

    “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...

  • Which Is South Africa’s Most Valuable Bank?

    February 12, 2018 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Which Is South Africa’s Most Valuable Bank?

    On 1 February 2018, The Banker released its 2018 Top 500 Most Valuable Banking Brands. Which bank tops the South African banking list? According to The Banker’s 2018 ranking of the Top 500 Banking Brands in the world, First National Bank has been named...

  • Nigeria: FirstBank upgrade internet banking solution.

    Nigeria: FirstBank upgrades internet banking solution

    January 22, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: FirstBank upgrades internet banking solution

    On Friday 19 January 2018, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) announced that it has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline. According to the bank, the upgrades include improved features to promote and safeguard the electronic banking...

  • Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

    Discussing the future of consumer banking

    December 6, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, OpinionComments Off on Discussing the future of consumer banking

    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...

  • Customers to benefit from disruption in Retail banking, says FNB

    FNB’s “Bank Your Change” feature saves South Africans R1 billion

    October 11, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB’s “Bank Your Change” feature saves South Africans R1 billion

    South African bank, First National Bank (FNB), announced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 that the company’s “Bank Your Change” feature has allowed FNB customers to save over R1 billion in the past 14 months from small change when shopping....

  • Is mobile technology really safe?

    South Africans lead the way in Mobile Banking

    October 9, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africans lead the way in Mobile Banking

    Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say...