Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst at global money transfer app WorldRemit, has put together her top 3 predictions for Mobile Money, FinTech and financial inclusion in 2016. The predictions can be found below: Predictions for 2016 1. Financial inclusion will mean big business. Making serious money and reaching the unbanked have...
According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on whatever’s “hot” and new, but you’d...
Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the 'Next Billion' Edtech Prize launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries. Ubongo...
South African financial comparison company, Fincheck announced on Monday, 26 August 2019, that it has taken over the full management and equity in FundingHub - allowing Fincheck to sign on 71 banks, lenders and insurers. Michael Bowren, Fincheck CEO, says, “FundingHub allows SMEs to apply for business finance, compare multiple...
As the fourth industrial revolution becomes reality on a global scale, the need for learners to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has never been more important. According to STEMblogSA, this revolution will create more jobs than technology displaces, but STEM skills will be more critical than ever,...
A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate’s and an employer’s work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by adopting innovative ways to market, operate and employ customer...
Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are deploying the latest technology in the areas of robotics, sensors, automation, wearables,...
The growth of retail lies in the detail The retail game is changing at a rapid pace. We now live in a customer-driven world where the shopping experience is dictated by customers, and vendors need to be responsive to their needs. Retailers everywhere are grappling to come to terms with the...
  Jumia Food has added So Fresh, a Nigerian fresh food chain, to its platform. This is in a bid to promote healthy living among Nigerians. The collaboration was announced on Wednesday, 26th June 2019, at a press conference held by both So Fresh and Jumia. Guy Futi, the Managing Director...
Global losses from payment fraud have tripled from $9.84 billion in 2011 to $32.39 billion in 2020, according to Deutsche Bank’s 2021 report on the future of payments. And financial professionals are saying COVID-19 hasn’t helped matters, with 65% believing that the global pandemic is to blame for some...
Last week, LifeBank announced via Instagram that it was building a national register of ventilators, respirators and ICU beds in Nigeria - reports Tech Cabal. LifeBank founder, Temie Giwa-Tubosun says that they had found 126 units, possibly comprising all three equipment categories as the company had reached 200 hospitals across...
Digital platform offering financial services in Africa, Wari has integrated with the WhatsApp Business solution to enable customers to request its financial services around the world on WhatsApp. The introduction of MyWari on WhatsApp provides customers the convenience to transact and communicate directly as well as easily carry out all...
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH) announce a strategic partnership to accelerate and drive the international deployment of digital health at scale, facilitate greater collaboration for international digital health projects and create economic opportunities. Digital technologies offer huge opportunities to strengthen health...
Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), has transformed the financial technology sector by introducing cutting-edge technology, Intellect Digital Core Banking Solution, to Nigeria. Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited, a global company that offers services in Financial Technology for Banking, Insurance and other Financial Services. Intellect Digital Core banking solution is...
Using new technologies for pedagogical purposes is more than just a fad. It seems to be quickly imposing itself as the future of education. In fact, most professionals working in training and education are already well-versed in various fields such as augmented reality, virtual reality, e-learning and blended learning....
Mobile fintech solutions company, Entersekt announced that it has successfully integrated with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). HMS is Huawei's alternative to Google Mobile Services, a collection of applications and application programming interfaces that are typically pre-installed on Android phones and tablets. Entersekt fast-tracked work on its mobile software development kit...
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