Fintech innovation an SA revelation

South Africa is often described as a land of extremes, especially when it comes to cash and fraud. Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue examines the value of solutions that allow for the movement of cash and cash payments while mitigating fraud In 2017, The South African...

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its delivery...

Your bot will see you now …

Next time you contact your insurer there is a good chance that you will be dealing with artificial intelligence (AI). Insurers are starting to use intelligent computers to give advice and speed up the process of buying insurance and paying claims. Virtual underwriters...

Are investment banks ready for blockchain?

By Prashant Prakash – Two years ago, Accenture published a report on the potential impact of blockchain technology on the investment banking industry. Since then, interest in and funding for this type of financial technology (fintech) have grown exponentially....

Bitcoin and the question of tax

Christopher Renwick, attorney at Tax Consulting SA, discusses some of the pressing issues surrounding the cryptocurrency. Although usually behind the global curve, South Africa seems to be keeping pace with the current bitcoin trend. This is positive, as we are living...

Fundamental fintech shift coming

Far-reaching changes that govern Europe’s retail banking system will be implemented early this year – and the effects will be felt in South Africa. Several local banks that have branches in Europe will have to comply with a new European Union (EU) directive that is...

Insurtech shakes things up

Technological innovations have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades. However, insurance has often been pegged as a slightly more traditional industry. Enter insurtech, which is driving the new technologies increasingly underpinning insurance...

Unconscious queues, subconscious clues

What does every shop, restaurant, cinema and even parking pay station have in common? Credit card notices. Signs on the windows, doors and at cash registers, conveniently indicate which types of credit cards the shop accepts.

She’s 28, she’s Kenyan, she’s shaking up fintech

"Once you step out of the borders of Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria, there is an entire continent of opportunity in the financial and retail spaces. We are seeing opportunities and interest in Ghana, DRC, Uganda and more.” ~ Leonida Mutuku

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