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3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

January 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments Off on 3 important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

Legacy systems, like old habits, die hard. Should that necessarily be the case, however? Take your payroll and HR solution, for example. Yes, there are logistic reasons for using the one you’ve been using since time immemorial, but is it a smart business decision? Despite all of the advantages of using a cutting-edge cloud payroll [&hellip...

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Digital disruption transforms insurance

Digital disruption transforms insurance

January 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital disruption transforms insurance

According to Shingie Maramba, Business Development Manager at SilverBridge, South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. “Even though...

Tips on how you can reduce bank fees in 2019

January 17, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips on how you can reduce bank fees in 2019

In spite of bank fees accounting for a fraction of the average consumer’s income, individuals can still do much more to reduce their cost of banking. Banking is an important part of our lifestyles and the rapid adoption of smart technology is increasingly...

Hottest fintech startups to look out for in 2019

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Hottest fintech startups to look out for in 2019

There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2019 could be a very important year for their growth and success. From mobile money transfer apps to tech firms determined to help users save, these tech startups come...

WorldRemit launches in South Africa

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit launches in South Africa

Hello #SouthAfrica! Customers based in ?? can now send money to friends and family in 145+ countries worldwide — as easy as sending an instant message. Here’s Andrew Stewart, our MD for Middle East and Africa, sharing the news with @cnbcafrica...

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia's remittance income

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

January 16, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

Digital remittance transfer company, WorldRemit is set to boost Ethiopia’s income from remittance by partnering with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The new strategic partnership significantly increases WorldRemit’s footprint in Ethiopia, enabling...

Was 2018 really the year of crypto?

January 15, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Was 2018 really the year of crypto?

The world of crypto in 2018 was characterised by massive price fluctuations, regulatory changes and social media monitoring. Cryptocurrency continued to show growth across the globe, showcasing the world’s desire to exercise more control over their...

How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

January 15, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

We frequently associate blockchain with Bitcoin. However, blockchain technology extends beyond the realm of cryptocurrency. Blockchain is not limited to financial or banking transactions. In fact, transactions can be the movement of money, goods or secure...

South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

January 14, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

Here are my fintech predictions for 2019 based on what we are seeing with our members at AlphaCode which closely track international trends in this space. AlphaCode is the Rand Merchant Investments  (RMI) incubation, acceleration and investment initiative...

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

January 11, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on FNB and The Entertainer help customers make their money go further

First National Bank (FNB) announced its partnership with The Entertainer, a lifestyle app that gives users access to two-for-one discounted offers at various restaurants, beauty salons, health & fitness facilities and hotels. To take advantage of the...

How to drastically empower your business by advancing Blockchain technology

South Africa adopts blockchain technology

January 8, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa adopts blockchain technology

The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless , transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

Why the FinTech sector above all others must embrace hyper-availability

Here’s why the FinTech sector must embrace hyper-availability

January 5, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Here’s why the FinTech sector must embrace hyper-availability

Over the past two years, FinTech startups in Africa have enjoyed unprecedented investments. However, just as the Dot Com Bubble has shown, real business value must be delivered to meet stakeholder expectations. This is where the importance of combining...

Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution

Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution

January 1, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on Q-KON commissions satellite back-up solution for major financial institution

Network Resiliency is Key to Success We do no longer only speak about Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the trend now is XaaS (anything as a Service). With this in mind and the fact that...

Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

December 16, 2018 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

This holiday season should be a joyous one — for criminals. Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money, for two reasons. First, you may be so busy with shopping and parties that you don’t take that extra minute to...

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

December 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly...

UPU announces new financial inclusion programme in Africa

December 14, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on UPU announces new financial inclusion programme in Africa

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has officially rolled out a digital financial services project that is set to reach as many as 800,000 people and businesses across Africa, Asia and the Pacific under its Financial Inclusion Technical Assistance Facility...