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Analysts say fintech will close funding gap for SMEs

Fintech disruptors are increasingly filling the SME funding gap left by banks and investors.


MTN names Vodacom exec as chief digital, fintech officer

The operator appoints ex-Vodacom chief officer of strategy, Yolanda Cuba, to drive financial services and digital solutions.


Digital transformation changes risk management in banks

Risk management will change significantly over the next decade, and banks need to get on board now, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings.


Crossfin inks BEE deal with Isaac Mophatlane-led consortium

The African fintech firm plans to take advantage of the huge potential in emerging markets, following its deal with Isaac Mophatlane’s empowerment consortium.


Arthur Goldstuck heads up Sasfin’s digital advisory council

An advisory council for the financial services sector set to start work in July.

Jun 12, 2019

Naspers now more focused business, say analysts

Iyzico is the third fintech business in the space of two years that Naspers has acquired as it pursues its vision for digital payments.

Jun 6, 2019

Online financing platform offers R1bn SME funding

New fintech firm Fundrr is disrupting traditional SME financing models, offering online finance in 24 hours.

May 30, 2019

Naspers to list NewCo in July

Africa’s biggest media company has set the date for the listing of its new global consumer Internet group, NewCo.

May 16, 2019

R16m injection for disruptive fintech start-ups

Applications are open for the AlphaCode Incubate programme, which seeks to reward high potential, innovative fintech entrepreneurs.

Apr 9, 2019

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.


Adapting fintech: A lesson from homo sapiens

Making fintech work for the informal sector is not about the most advanced technology, it's about people, says Standard Bank's Naomi Snyman.

Feb 22, 2019

Sasfin buys into fintech lender Payabill

The financial services provider acquires a stake in fintech lender Payabill for an undisclosed amount.

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