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Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance...

By Danny Bradlow 2 Sep 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 Aug 2019

South Africa close to 'junk status' from all three rating agencies. What would follow?

The rating agency Fitch recently revised the outlook on South Africa's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating down from "stable" to "negative"...

By Misheck Mutize & Sean Gossel 23 Aug 2019

AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operations

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. Sustainable productivity improvement in the industry requires technology and humans to work together in fundamentally new relationships - where machines assist humans to fulfil their roles better...

By Barry Vorster 21 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial services

Ghana has recently become the fastest-growing mobile money market in Africa...

By Selin Ozyurt 19 Jul 2019

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

Gender equality promotes better economies

The world economy would be less prone to financial collapse with more women in senior roles...

By Donna Rachelson 20 May 2019

Africa's big 5 keys to financial transformation, inclusion

With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent's commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions on the rise, the continent is making a play to be the world's biggest e-commerce opportunity...

9 May 2019

Can AI be trusted to make investment decisions?

We can't ignore the impact of AI (artificial intelligence) on investments any longer. AI is here to stay, and brings with it a whole new way of doing business. The World Economic Forum 2019 was dominated by AI, and our industry has not been left unaffected...

By Leigh Köhler 7 May 2019

Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

US-Africa pension funds explore investment opportunties

The latest figures released by the African Development Bank suggest the continent's infrastructure needs amount to between $130-170bn a year, with a current financing gap of $67-$107bn per annum...

11 Apr 2019

Digital media platform for African finance needs repurposed

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) announces revamped website...

11 Apr 2019

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