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Execs considering blockchain in business plans

Three in 10 C-suite executives interviewed say they are investigating blockchain as a means of doing business, an IBM study shows

22 May 2017

Top five fintech things every CFO needs to watch

The finance industry has proven itself to be innovative and pioneering; seen as one of the most disruptive industries for business

By Richard Bezuidenhout 19 May 2017

Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019

The global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019

16 May 2017

Prioritising self-disruption

The success of Facebook as an organisation has often left people pondering how it constantly inspires its employees to reinvent the social networking site

By Peter Alkema 15 May 2017

Entries 2017 Future Digital Awards for Commerce, Fintech now open

Juniper Research's annual Future Digital Awards for Commerce and Fintech, recognising the most innovative and dynamic players across the sector, are now open for entry

12 May 2017

Time to add mobile biometric payment options

A new study by Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile payments, authenticated by biometrics, will rise to nearly 2 billion this year, up from just over 600 million in 2016

10 May 2017

KPMG acquires global fintech matchmaking platform

KPMG has acquired Matchi, a global fintech innovation and matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions with financial services technology solutions and companies worldwide

10 May 2017

South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference

Two South African academics have pioneered a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial derivative instruments in markets worldwide

9 May 2017

New learnership incentive tax calculation app from KPMG

KPMG has launched the Learnership Incentive Tax Tool, an app that calculates learnership tax allowances and generates tax schedules for registered learnerships at the press of a button

8 May 2017

Who needs a bank anyway? The fragmented future of the financial industry

In 2016 alone, over $17bn were invested in fintech startups. Each and every one of those startups intends to disrupt - that is, erode the profitability of - one or more aspects of the financial industry's business model

Issued by Flux Trends 4 May 2017

Using fintech to reach Africa's low-income earners

The widespread reach of digital technology across Africa has spurred solutions that aim to disrupt those traditional models and accelerate financial inclusion

4 May 2017

New virtual currency tied to oil takes aim at bitcoin

A new virtual currency aims to bitcoin by pegging its value to hard oil assets, a first in the rapidly growing digital money sector.

3 May 2017

Will bots dominate customer service?

While bots are hard at work behind the scenes, and becoming more visible in some parts of the front-office too, they're unlikely to oust human beings

3 May 2017

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Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

28 Apr 2017

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

28 Apr 2017

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

28 Apr 2017

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

26 Apr 2017

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