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Contactless payments forecast to exceed $1tn by 2019
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

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Abraham Cambridge, founder of The Sun Exchange
Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy

By Abraham Cambridge 25 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
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

Namibia
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

The future of payment authentication
The future of payment authentication

In a recent paper, delivered at the Seamless Pay Conference in Cape Town, entitled ‘The Future of Authentication', Steven Jackets, examined some of the issues

28 Mar 2017

Andreas Antonopoulos
Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2017

Andrew Torre, Visa president for sub-Saharan Africa. Source:
How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem
CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers

14 Feb 2017

Applications open for 2nd Barclays Techstars Accelerator in Africa
Applications open for 2nd Barclays Techstars Accelerator in Africa

Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal

30 Dec 2016

Deep analytics bump up sales and marketing for banks
Deep analytics bump up sales and marketing for banks

The new hype is the ability to analyse various types of information that are not based at the same location - termed deep analytics

30 Dec 2016

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos
CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos

"The future of finance" will be addressed at CashlessAfrica 2017 taking place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria from 22 - 23 March

29 Dec 2016

Digitalisation: do or die
Digitalisation: do or die

Doing business in the digital age will become more about enhancing the customer experience than the product or price

By Deon van Heerden 22 Dec 2016

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3m seed funding
Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3m seed funding

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has closed on seed investment of $1.3 million from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments

19 Dec 2016

Global framework to speed up spread of mobile
Global framework to speed up spread of mobile

The imminent release of a global framework on digital financial services is expected to accelerate the adoption of mobile money transfer and payments

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2016

Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups
Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups

Cape Town-based Cactus Capital, the investment arm of Cactus Advisors, has invested in African fintech startups Flutterwave and e-Factor

18 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

The rise and rise of blockchain
The rise and rise of blockchain

Blockchain is probably one of the most impactful breakthrough disruptions in recent years

By Peter Alkema 15 Nov 2016

Jacomien Van der Merwe, co-founder of BriteCap.
BriteCap wins SAP pitching competition

BriteCap, an innovative new platform for connecting job seekers and employers, took top honours at the first SAP Start-Up@RISE Africa event in Cape Town

1 Nov 2016

Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers
Exploring Africa's fintech frontiers

Entrepreneur Nicole Anderson returns to her African roots to explore the fintech potential on the continent

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2016

Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Deloitte CEO, Punit Renjen.
Deloitte and Apple bite into African business solutions market

Deloitte and Apple have teamed up to create a business tool for the African market that will better connect employees, supply chains and operations

30 Sep 2016

L-R: Eran Feinstein, Offer Gat and Peter Harvey
Partnership creates pan-African online payment solution

The demand to do business in Africa has led to a partnership between two big players in the digital online payment space

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2016

Gamification could drive digital payment
Gamification could drive digital payment

Gamification could be used to drive financial literacy in SA where education remains one of the biggest obstacles to achieving widespread adoption of digital payment technology, Mark Elliott, president of MasterCard in SA, said on Tuesday

By Hanna Ziady 29 Sep 2016

MTN withdraws mobile money service in SA
MTN withdraws mobile money service in SA

MTN has pulled the plug on its mobile money service because of the "lack of commercial viability", it said on Thursday. This comes four months

19 Sep 2016

Source:
#InnovationMonth: Crowdfunding and solar energy, powering the world with tech

The Sun Exchange is a digital currency, crowd-investing platform designed to fund solar energy in the developing world

By Nicci Botha 1 Sep 2016

Fintech: opportunity for SA youth and Africa's growth
Fintech: opportunity for SA youth and Africa's growth

The continent's youth need to move from being fintechonlogists to fintechpreneurs to release the true value of Africa's communities

16 Aug 2016

Flipping disruption - fintech company acquires banks
Flipping disruption - fintech company acquires banks

A partnership marks the first time a fintech company has acquired banks to bridge the gap between the virtual and traditional worlds of banking

11 Jul 2016

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator
10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech

1 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments
#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

Jesse Hemson-Struthers, CEO: Niveus Ventures
Translating ideas into successful businesses

Most businesses don't survive past the start-up phase despite great ideas

24 May 2016

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