IT in Banking

Entersekt survey reveals banking app findings

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of regular banking app users would increase use of their banking apps if they offered a greater range of innovative, tech-savvy services.


Cost-cutting key to financial inclusion in Africa

In order for banks across Africa to boost financial inclusion, they need to cut costs, says Absa CTO Andy Baker.


WesBank's RPA Academy creates digital-savvy employees

WesBank's Corne Janse van Rensburg discusses how the financial institution's academy up-skills employees, helping them deliver operational agility.

9 Apr

Visa leads $170m funding in African fintech firm

With the investment in Branch, Visa wants to bring financial access to billions of people still unreached by banks.


FNB adds shopping functionality to app

The bank allows its customers to shop for tech and gaming appliances via its banking app.


i-Pay rebrands to Ozow, prioritises SME support

Fintech firm i-Pay becomes Ozow, and will for one year offer zero merchant fees to emerging businesses that process under R1 million in monthly transactions.


Collaboration to see launch of 140 tech start-ups

Standard Bank taps Founders Factory Africa to help establish tech-enabled businesses over the next five years.


AI helps banks compete with digital-first players

Banks that don't embrace AI run the risk of losing both existing and potential customers to competition that offers superior personalised experiences, says Patrick Shield, CTO at Software AG

29 Mar

Absa goes live with Workday's 'happy employees' promise

The bank will manage all its employees via Workday's app-like human capital management suite.


SA sees hive of activity in cloud space

Standard Bank's move to select Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider marks the latest ramp-up in the adoption of cloud-based services.


Michael Jordaan's digital bank edges closer to launch

New digital-only bank, Bank Zero, goes into beta testing, with plans to open in the second half of 2019.