ARTICLES RELATING TO FINTECH

How to spot an online scam

2019-08-08 12:25

Technology has disrupted the financial services industry and made investing more accessible. But not only investors are benefitting from these advances: Fraudsters are giving old-fashioned scams a digital makeover.

Snoop Dogg-backed Klarna now EU’s most valuable fintech startup

2019-08-06 22:30

Swedish payments and banking firm Klarna became the most valuable European fintech startup after new funding pushed its post-money valuation to $5.5bn.

How two college dropouts made $860m by age 23

2019-07-03 08:37

They didn’t complete a single year of college, but Henrique Dubugras, 23, and Pedro Franceschi, 22, have already amassed a veteran’s share of Silicon Valley experience. Now they have the net worth to match.

Naspers said to eye fintech deals in $1bn India push

2019-03-14 09:38

Naspers wants to spend about $1bn in India this year as it scours the globe for investments that can replicate its blockbuster bet on China’s Tencent, a person familiar with the matter said.

Experts predict the five big fintech trends of 2019

2018-12-10 20:46

According to the fintech pros surveyed by Bloomberg - more deals, swirling IPO rumours and a continued steady stream of checks from venture capitalists. Here’s a wrap from industry experts.

This massively successful South African start-up may list in the US next year

2018-12-04 18:37

Clickatell was started in Cape Town by an optometrist and his twin brother.

Manuel: SA needs younger leaders to progress

2018-10-22 20:10

South Africa will lag behind technologically if too many of its leaders are "on the wrong side of the age distribution curve," former finance minister Trevor Manuel has said.

The crypto world is going wild for 'stablecoins' — here's everything you need to know about them

2018-10-01 12:03

A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar.

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.

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.

 

How to spot an online scam

2019-08-08 12:25

Technology has disrupted the financial services industry and made investing more accessible. But not only investors are benefitting from these advances: Fraudsters are giving old-fashioned scams a digital makeover.

FNB now eyes financial and physical health

2019-07-31 14:07

FNB was the first bank to launch a banking app in SA. Over the years, it’s kept expanding the app’s functionality, and recently added a new wellness feature to help customers become healthier.

We tried Howler – which is now the only way you can buy drinks at many South African events

2019-03-30 09:20

It claims to be a safer, easier, faster and more secure way to purchase food and drink. But we're not convinced.

Greater 'trust factor' as halal certification meets Islamic fintech

2018-12-12 09:26

There's a fresh solution in the offing for Muslim consumers facing uncertainty over Halal certifications: verification via blockchain.

The Reserve Bank reckons a bitcoin-style rand may be coming – and wants to cut non-banks into everyday shopping

2018-12-06 12:26

The law at the heart of South Africa's national payment system needs an update, the Reserve Bank says, and its proposal on how to do that foreshadows a fully digital national currency – and the end of banks' oligopoly on low-value retail transactions.

Fintech policy must be inclusive, MPs hear

2018-11-21 20:59

Financial inclusion should be the objective of any fintech policy that is adopted, members of Parliament have heard.

JPMorgan Chase to build 'fintech' campus in Silicon Valley

2018-10-22 06:02

JPMorgan Chase will open a new campus for financial technology, or 'fintech,' in Silicon Valley in 2020, staffed by more than 1 000 workers.

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.

You can turn your teller into a pirate, and other cool hacks on Absa’s new WhatsApp banking

2018-08-01 18:41

Here is how you can do your banking on WhatsApp with Absa.

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.

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