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RiskIQ improves attack surface visibility

Even the largest enterprises with plenty of money to throw at security solutions have room for improvement and gaps in security, says RiskIQ.

Budget: Govt backs digital banking services


The South African government throws its weight behind banking entrants that harness the power of technology and bring innovation into the financial sector.

Virgin Money wants to bypass EFT in SA

The Richard Branson-owned firm believes its new P2P payments app will make EFT a thing of the past.

The Africa contradiction

Tech vs humans: anecdotes from Africa and what it intimates for the future of retail.

Bring on regulation, say SA fintech players

14 Feb

Fintech is an enabler, not a threat, to make financial services more relevant to a changing society, says an insider.

SARB to investigate emerging fintech

The South African Reserve Bank has established a fintech programme to assess the emergence of new technologies, including crypto-currency, and to consider its regulatory implications.

MEA blockchain spending to increase by 107%

Blockchain spending in the Middle East and Africa will reach $81 million this year, pushed by cross-border payments and identity management.

Net1 invests more in blockchain development

9 Feb

Net1 UEPS Technologies ups its stake in Bank Frick in Liechtenstein to accelerate the expansion of a dedicated team focused on blockchain technology.

Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81m heist

Bangladesh's central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank over its role in one of the world's biggest cyber heists two years ago.

Bitcoin bounces back from three-month low

7 Feb

The crypto-currency rallies from three-month lows below $6 000 in choppy trading, but worries linger about a global regulatory clampdown.

Standard Bank, UnionPay International ink partnership deal

The partnership will provide Africa with cashless access to the Chinese e-commerce market.

TransUnion unveils new credit scoring solution

The new CreditVision software uses AI to better predict credit risk, providing local consumers with more opportunities to gain access to credit.