SARB wins inaugural fintech award

2018-09-06 17:40

The SA Reserve Bank's Project Khokha has won an award for being the best distributed ledger initiative - a technology for recording transactions securely.

Online insurance company connects with younger generation

2018-07-30 13:46

Digital start-up Indie, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance, is making insurance more accessible to the masses.

What a culture of open means

2018-07-18 09:38

Embracing the power of networks and connection will take your organisation into the future.

Randcoin? Probably not. 'Enthusiasm has slowed' for creating national cryptocurrencies.

2018-06-25 07:34

Countries were initially excited about the possibilities of their own, national cryptocurrencies. Now, not so much.

One in 5 finance firms is considering trading cryptocurrencies

2018-04-24 15:48

Thomson Reuters surveyed 400 of its global clients about their thoughts on crypto.

Bitcoin drops below $8,000 in cryptocurrency slump

2018-03-15 15:32

Bitcoin is below $8,000 at a five-week low and the market as whole has shrunk by $130 billion since the start of March.

Google is banning all bitcoin, ICO, and cryptocurrency ads from June

2018-03-14 13:49

The new rules come into force in June and also crackdown on adverts for financial products.

MUNGER ON BITCOIN: 'The more popular it got, the more I hated it.'

2018-02-21 13:17

The Warren Buffett partner is no fan of bitcoin.

Lending new relevance to Africa’s banks

2017-12-05 10:36

The continent’s banking sector is harnessing new technology to beat old challenges.

Winslyn looks at the role of tech in the financial sector in Africa

2017-10-11 14:52

kykNET's Winslyn reports on how technology drives partnerships in the financial services sector in Africa. (Afrikaans content.)

 

Standard Bank clients can now get free coffee and burgers if they tap their Samsungs to pay at tills

2018-08-10 16:36

Standard Bank is the second bank in SA after Absa to offer Samsung Pay, and it is offering incentives – including the chance to win a high-end cellphone – for using it.

Bitcoin's mad 10% spike this week could have been a short squeeze

2018-07-18 18:10

Bitcoin jumped around 10% in just 20 minutes this week, for no obvious reason. Analysts think short sellers may have been responsible.

Banking on fintech

2018-06-26 08:49

Banks’ antiquated legacy systems create a business opportunity for fintech companies, believes investment firm Capital Appreciation.

Grammy Award-winning musician Imogen Heap is using ethereum and the Harry Potter musical to fund her blockchain project

2018-06-16 06:19

Heap wants to create a blockchain-based app that will allow musicians to store all the information about their work in one place. Currently, no central repository exists for information like publishing rights, recording rights, and composition rights.

Reduce the cost of investing without becoming a bore at parties

2018-04-24 14:29

If do-it-yourself investing is too daunting for you, but you also don’t want to give up control of your portfolio to an adviser, there is a third option that is gaining in popularity.

Cryptocurrencies are falling after Google's advertising ban

2018-03-14 16:35

Bitcoin is down 4% against the dollar after Google said it will ban all cryptocurrency ads.

SARB to bring payment system in line with fintech innovation

2018-03-13 21:54

SARB is set to overhaul the national payments system to keep up with the growing number of financial technology innovations, and to increase access to services for end users.

Financial services platform for Africa launched

2018-01-16 12:56

African investment company Arise has joined various partners to launch a collaborative fintech initiative called FinForward.

Moving SMEs beyond cash-only payments

2017-11-09 10:21

After just over two years in existence, Yoco, which offers card payment solutions for smaller companies, has signed up 15 500 merchants.

Michael Jordaan's new fund lets the robots invest for you

2017-10-10 19:31

Will you trust robots to invest your hard earned cash? A new South African startup, co-founded by former FNB boss Michael Jordaan, believes that relying on machines, rather than humans, is the future of investment.

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