Absa hunts for digital collaborators across Africa
The bank wants to grow its digital partnerships ecosystem across the continent, after roping in HYBR and SystemicLogic to identify potential partners.
Absa, Hein Wagner launch cyber security academy for the blind
The bank plans to open SA’s first cyber security academy for the visually-impaired, in partnership with the Hein Wagner Academy.
Platform economy takes centre stage in Africa’s banking sector
The pandemic forced banks to aggressively reposition their business models, reshaping how customers are served, says Standard Bank
Patrice Motsepe, Absa launch R6.5bn renewable energy fund
African Rainbow Energy will cover 31 renewable assets, making it one of the largest independently-owned energy businesses in SA.
Fintech start-up Revio secures R15m seed funding
The start-up, which is focused on the South African market currently, plans to formally launch in East Africa in 2022.
Shoring up defences amid increasing data exposure threats
While vigilance remains everyone’s responsibility, the CSO’s role is continually expanding to incorporate a deeper understanding of the human psyche.
AI plus humans needed to combat financial crime
Artificial intelligence has made great strides in flagging suspicious banking activities, but expert skills and human discernment cannot be discounted in the process.
Absa intros online portal to boost supply opportunities for SMMEs
The financial services group unveils the Absa Procurement Marketplace, giving small, medium and micro enterprises access to Absa corporate supply opportunities.
AYO to approach courts over PIC investigation report
The tech company’s chairman says there is no evidence of misconduct and no irregularity is shown in the report.
Ombud records drop in Internet banking fraud cases
The banking services ombudsman sees a decline in Internet banking fraud disputes, which normally account for the largest category of complaints.
Absa introduces QR payments
The bank’s customers can now scan any QR code in the market and Absa will process payments without the need to download any other service provider apps.