How SA's big banks plan to tackle digital newcomers

Although welcoming competition in the market, the incumbent banks are watching the new players closely.

Apr 16, 2019

Absa migrates subsidiaries' banking platform from UK to SA

As part of its separation from Barclays, Absa has migrated the banking platform used by its subsidiaries from a UK-based data centre.

Apr 15, 2019

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.

Mar 29, 2019

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.


The evolving role of tech in data science

Absa's David Logan discusses the evolution of the data science field andits dependence on innovative technology.


Big data is meaningless without data scientists

Eighty percent of a data scientist's time is spent on finding, cleaning and organising data, and only 20% on actual analysis.

Feb 6, 2019

Absa, Digital Academy nurture young software developers

The Absa-Digital Academy partnership begins to bear fruit as it equips young South Africans with software development skills.

Jan 14, 2019

inQuba gets nod from US accelerator

Local analytics SaaS provider will receive guidance and development support from New York-based Endeavor Entrepreneur programme.

Nov 27, 2018

Jacques Barkhuizen: Disrupting the local market

Jacques Barkhuizen is a finalist for IITPSA's Visionary CIO 2018 award.

Oct 18, 2018

Absa enables opening of bank account in-app

The bank introduces a new feature which enables individuals to open a bank account within the bank's mobile application in minutes.

Aug 21, 2018

Samsung officially launches its payment service in SA

The South Korean electronics manufacturer introduces Samsung Pay in SA, but not all local banks are compatible yet.

Aug 1, 2018

Absa intros conversational banking on WhatsApp

The bank now allows account holders to use ChatBanking to complete financial transactions without exiting the messaging app.

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