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Posts Tagged ‘Banking’

  • Martin Walshaw

    Mobile banking and how to stay secure

    February 16, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Before mobile banking becomes truly universal, banks and financial institutions must consider the balance between security and usability, says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks. We live in an app world. We shop through apps, we catch up with the...

  • ICSFS

    ICSFS extends presence in Africa

    January 6, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on ICSFS extends presence in Africa

    ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS) has partnered with new banks through the expansion of its operations in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. This project was awarded to ICSFS by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank). Guaranty Trust Bank recently acquired Fina Bank, an East...

  • Yudhvir Seetharam_FNB Business

    Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

    December 3, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

    In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models...

  • Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s specialising in credit card cloning. (image credit: http://collegetimes.com/)

    How to use ATMs in Brazil safely- infographic

    June 5, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to use ATMs in Brazil safely- infographic

    If you still haven’t decided on how you plan to pay your bills while you’re in Brazil (should you be going) – cash or credit card – it is  time to do so. Kaspersky Lab warns that Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminal’s...

  • bank

    By 2016, 25% of Top 50 Banks will have launched banking app stores

    June 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on By 2016, 25% of Top 50 Banks will have launched banking app stores

    According to a Gartner report, Banking CIOs, CMOs and line of business (LOB) heads face two key challenges. The first is that the visibility of customer banking apps in public stores is decreasing due to the total number of apps available; the second is that...

  • Eugene Danilkis, CEO, Mambu

    Three African Financial Startups Launch on Mambu

    May 14, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Three African Financial Startups Launch on Mambu

    Mambu, the cloud banking technology provider, has expanded its customer footprint in Africa, confirming three new customers in Angola, Kenya and Nigeria. All three are new financial organisations extending access to financial services in underserved markets,...

  • Peter Flanagan, Genesys Regional Director: Southern & Eastern Africa

    Banking on good customer service?

    May 13, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Banking on good customer service?

    The future of customer service is to bridge the gap between the smart consumer with the smartphone and the bank holding his or her financial assets. Even though mobile applications are becoming increasingly powerful customer touch points, many banks are...

  • Young Kenyans are moving away from traditional banking avenues in favour of alternative channels (image credit: brandpie)

    Kenya: Banking giving way to technology

    March 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Banking giving way to technology

    According to a report released by business advisory services firm Ernst & Young (EY), young Kenyans are moving away from traditional banking platforms in favour of alternative channels that make use of technology. “Banks in Kenya are facing increased...

  • FNB Commercial and RMB Corporate Bank announced the launch of Online Banking Enterprise on the FNB Banking Tablet App (image credit: architect africa online)

    South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

    August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

    South African bank FNB yesterday announced their Uncapped ADSL product, with discounts of up to 100% on monthly subscription fees, applicable for qualifying customers who sign up from 8 August 2013. Qualifying Personal Cheque Account holders and FNB Private...

  • Tanzania: cyber crime on the rise as finance sector grows

    April 16, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Tanzania: cyber crime on the rise as finance sector grows

    Tanzania Daily News reports that the growth of the country’s financial sector over the last decade has resulted in a spike in cyber criminal activity.   The report refers to Bank of Tanzania statistics which suggest there are 51 banks and financial...

  • SA’s Absa launches a world first for small business

    November 29, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA’s Absa launches a world first for small business

    South African Absa has entered into an agreement with a local payment innovations company thumbzup, to enable businesses and entrepreneurs on-the-go across South Africa to accept debit or credit card payments using their smartphones or tablets through a...

  • MTN Nigeria launches new banking software

    October 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria launches new banking software

    In an ambitious effort to boost customer service and the banking industry in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria has launched new software to assist small and medium sized banks and help them compete on a national level. The aim of the new service platform is to help...

  • Telecom operators must help regulate mobile money – Nigeria’s Glo

    October 16, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecom operators must help regulate mobile money – Nigeria’s Glo

    Nigeria’s Globacom is urging the central government to consider the role of telecom operators in helping to regulate the mobile money subsector. At a recent seminar titled “Nigeria Transiting to a cashless society: Possibilities and Challenges,”...

  • Cloud-based banking enters Kenya market

    October 11, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cloud-based banking enters Kenya market

    Cloud-based banking has arrived in Kenya as Fountain Credit Services has become the first institution in the East African country to run cloud operations, the company said in a press release.   The company, a microfinance institution in Kenya, has...

  • Mobile the best opportunity to engage banking markets – Nedbank SA

    September 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile the best opportunity to engage banking markets – Nedbank SA

    The rate of adoption of mobile devices and application is increasing exponentially and is the best opportunity, currently, to engage markets. So claims Anton de Wet, Managing Executive, Client Engagement, Nedbank, South Africa. Speaking on the first day of...

  • Forget zero-day protection, look for zero-hour security

    July 21, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Forget zero-day protection, look for zero-hour security

    Online banking fraud is causing hundreds of millions in damages worldwide and this number is on the rise. Awareness campaigns are rendering phishing attacks less successful, but cyber criminals have already found ways to make up for this fact. Intelligent...