Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders
New customer preferences threaten the traditional business models of financial services companies and large banks
Peter Alkema 13 Nov 2017
One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent
Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017
African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night
Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017
What started out simply as a convenient way to send money home has evolved into the continent's mobile money success story
Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2017
With the cryptocurrency boom continuing across the world, it is fast becoming an attractive target for cybercriminals
Zambian fintech startup Zazu has secured GBP166,000 ($218,000) after running an oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs in order to launch a digital bank
Tom Jackson 2 Nov 2017
Local fintech company Yoco and Mastercard have announced a collaboration that will see the rolling out of 15,000 mobile Point of Sale devices to small and medium-sized businesses
Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events
Leigh Andrews 19 Oct 2017
The second annual Ventureburn Startup Survey is drawing to a close. Startups have until 31 October 2017 to participate and stand a chance of winning an iPhone 8 among other great prizes
On his visit from London 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.
Jessica Tennant 3 days ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017