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Adapt or die: Banks need to embrace disruption

The banking industry is in the midst of a wave of disruption. Something that is likely to change anytime soon, and institutions that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle in the years to come...

By Kele Boakgomo 29 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers...

13 Oct 2017

France assigns magistrates to BNP Rwanda lawsuit

France has assigned magistrates to investigate allegations that banking giant BNP Paribas was complicit in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda...

27 Sep 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle...

20 Sep 2017

A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa...

15 Sep 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG...

8 Aug 2017

Jamii Bora Bank introduces integrated digital banking platform

Jamii Bora Bank (JBBL), a Kenyan SME lender, has launched an integrated digital banking system to enable its customers to conduct business online...

31 Jul 2017

Barclays Kenya to close branches as tech takes hold

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is closing seven of its branches in the country...

By Kennedy Kangethe 12 Jul 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women...

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa...

18 Apr 2017

New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia...

18 Apr 2017

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International

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat.

9 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

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