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Tips to overcome digital banking fraud this festive season

November 21, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips to overcome digital banking fraud this festive season

As the festive season draws near, cybercriminals will pull out all the tricks in the book to try and cheat consumers out of their hard earned cash. “Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated with fraudsters constantly finding new ways of carrying out their unlawful conduct, especially during busy periods like the festive season. Consumers should...

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How smart bots will simplify your life as a business owner

November 18, 2016 • Finance, Online & SocialComments Off on How smart bots will simplify your life as a business owner

Meet Pegg, discribed as the personal trainer for businesses, It will log expenses and file receipts, with no fuss at all. Pegg provides information on how much the company has spent or earned for the month and sends instant reminders of the companies debt....

Wipro launches Open Banking API platform

November 17, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on Wipro launches Open Banking API platform

Wipro Limited has announced, the launch of its Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Platform. The Open API platform, will enable banks and financial institutions to launch Open Banking initiatives and create new forms of distribution channels...

40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner

Xero predicts artificial intelligence will transform accounting

November 17, 2016 • Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Finance, Top StoriesComments (1)

Technological innovation is transforming the accounting profession, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning set to have a big impact over the next few years. Cloud-based accounting software Xero was one of the first platforms to see the...

Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers. Paystack, the African fintech startup and Y Combinator...

Kaspersky Lab uncovers vulnerability in Windows OS

Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

CyberRein announced the launch of Assayer, a next generation cyber-fraud software. Targeted at banks, Assayer uniquely stops criminals deceiving a bank’s existing defences. Assayer is set to transform cyber-fraud prevention. Banks existing defences prevent...

Entrepreneurship made easy through the EasyBizGrant App

November 14, 2016 • Finance, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Entrepreneurship made easy through the EasyBizGrant App

Rays and Beams Pavillion Ltd has introduced the EasyBizGrant app which aims to solve most of the challenges young African entrepreneurs face. Released on November 10, 2016, the EasyBizGrant app will solve unemployment issues in Africa which is on the...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

New tech hub launched in Johannesburg

November 10, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New tech hub launched in Johannesburg

NGO Rhiza Babuyile together with the Barclays Africa Technology team, Experian SA and the Dutch Embassy unveiled the Orange Farm Buzz hub in Gauteng, South Africa. The second of its kind, the buzz hub hopes to equip Orange Farm residents with basic skills in...

Liberty launches tax-free investment app

Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

November 2, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (2)

Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco...

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South Africa: Finance Minister fraud charges dropped and social media reacts

October 31, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Finance Minister fraud charges dropped and social media reacts

According to ENCA, Pravin Gordhan’s lawyers have confirmed that fraud charges brought against the South African Minister of Finance have been withdrawn by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The NPA held a briefing on Monday in Pretoria where...

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

Digitata takes Mastercard’s digital payment message to mobile masses

October 28, 2016 • Education, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digitata takes Mastercard’s digital payment message to mobile masses

Mastercard in collaboration with Digitata Insights, recently launched a gamification campaign to educate South Africans on the benefits of making safe, secure and fast payments with Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard. The...

The financial sphere is spicing it up with Gamified Learning

October 25, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The financial sphere is spicing it up with Gamified Learning

From blockchains to mobile wallets and robo advisers, the financial realm is a veritable hotbed of technology innovation and development. Unlike many other large and established sectors (legal, medical, insurance), the financial sphere has proved to be...

Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

October 24, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

Financial institutions are ideally positioned to reap a host of benefits from big data, given their access to multiple streams of information. However, most banks are still standing at the edge of the big data wave, hesitant to take the plunge. Despite their...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Mastercard, Ecobank ink deal to reach 100 Million customers by 2020

October 20, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard, Ecobank ink deal to reach 100 Million customers by 2020

The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African countries. This new agreement will give Ecobank the scale and capacity to achieve its 100 million customer...

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First Global Online Investment Marketplace with Integrated Blockchain Launched

October 20, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on First Global Online Investment Marketplace with Integrated Blockchain Launched

Today, Wealth Migrate became the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information...