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Electrum joins Gartner innovation programme

Payments provider Electrum, has been selected to participate in the Gartner Aspiring Innovators Programme, which aims to highlight innovative providers of enterprise technology to attendees of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2017, which is being held in Cape Town from 18 to 21 September 2017. The audience includes…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 19, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Swiss accelerator open to African FinTechs

African FinTechs are able to apply for the prestigious Switzerland-based F10 accelerator.

F10 is a non-profit organisation that supports and guides startups, in partnership with SIX, PwC Switzerland, Julius Bär, Baloise Group, Generali Group Switzerland, ERI Bancaire and eny Finance.

The programme will…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 15, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Abu Dhabi Global Market attracts 166 applicants for FinTech challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has received 166 applications from over 39 countries for its inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge.

The majority of applications were from the UK, Singapore, India, the USA, Hong Kong, China, Australia, the UAE and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 11, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Seamless East Africa FinTech conference opens doors in Nairobi

Seamless East Africa – the region’s most extensive technology and solution event for the FinTech, payments and banking industries – opened its doors yesterday at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi.

The conference is critical to realising the disruptive ways in which consumers, citizens and businesses use money in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 8, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Google expands Launchpad Accelerator

Google has expanded its six-month, equity-free Launchpad Accelerator programme to seven more countries in Africa, after initially only opening it up to startups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The tech behemoth will now also accept applicants from Algeria, Egypt,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 6, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Disruptive InsurTech Pineapple raises R5,2m in funding

Pineapple (formerly know as Amyti), a Johannesburg-based InsurTech startup, has raised R5,2 million in seed funding.

Backers included Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment subsidiary of Hannover Re Group Africa.

The startup secured the funding it was selected to take part in a global challenge…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 4, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

World Bank lines up startups for XL Africa accelerator

The World Bank has selected 20 startups to participate in its XL Africa accelerator programme, which offers help in securing early stage funding, a tailored curriculum and mentoring from a range of experts. A number of investment groups support the programme, which will see participants engaging online before…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

EY launches blockchain-based vehicle ownership platform

Financial services behemoth EY has announced the launch of Tesseract, an integrated mobility platform underpinned by blockchain technology. The platform facilitates fractional vehicle ownership, shared use and seamless multimodal transport and it will help lay the groundwork for how autonomous vehicle fleets can be owned…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 31, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Dubai and Hong Kong sign FinTech agreement

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong have entered into an agreement to establish a framework of cooperation on FinTech innovation. The agreement will further strengthen the efforts of both authorities to develop an innovations-friendly ecosystem…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 29, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank's Funeka Montjane: FinTech is changing the face of banking

“There’s never been a more wonderful time to be a banker,” says Funeka Montjane, CEO of Personal and Business Banking at Standard Bank. Montjane, a 2015 WEF Young Global Leader, believes that the future of banking lies in creating time for customers with the help of automation, artificial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 28, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Student lender Prodigy Finance raises over R3bn

UK FinTech Prodigy Finance has raised $240 million via a funding round. A borderless FinTech platform that provides finance to international students from emerging markets to study at top business schools in the UK, US and Europe, Prodigy is responsible for the world's  world's first globally enforceable credit…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Reserve Bank talks up FinTech regulation

South African Reserve Bank deputy governor Francois Groepe has revealed that there are three proposals regarding FinTech regulation currently on the table during a keynote address at the Strate GIBS FinTech Innovation Conference.

Although the Reserve Bank has been monitoring…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 24, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

South Africa's financials remain positive despite economic failings

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recent warning that South Africa's economic vulnerabilities could become more pronounced wasn't good news. Indeed, when the assessment was made in July 2017, it cast a shadow of what's already a turbulent time for the country.

With political unrest and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 23, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

UCT launches groundbreaking FinTech degree

The University of Cape Town, one of the leading educational institutions on the continent, has become the first university in Africa to offer a specialised FinTech degree. It follows the University of Oxford and a host of Ivy League institutions in offering such a programme.

The master of data science with a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 21, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Nigerian FinTech market up 90% since 2015 – report

The Nigerian FinTech market has grown by 90% in the past 3-4 years and startups in the populous West African nation are radically transforming the banking and financial sectors, according to Kantar TNS Nigeria CEO Aggrey Maposa.

 “It is vibrant industry and what is very exciting about the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 18, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Sanlam takes R100m stake in Easy Equities

JSE-listed financial services provider Purple Group has sold a 30% stake valued at R100 million in its Easy Equities business to Sanlam Investment Holdings in a cash deal. Sanlam will receive a seat on the board as part of the investment.

Headed by CEO Charles Savage, Easy Equities offers accessible…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 17, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Abu Dhabi launches global FinTech challenge

Abu Dhabi is looking to strengthen its FinTech position with a flurry of initiatives, including a tie-up with Switzerland and an innovation challenge for startups.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 14, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Mukuru joins Finance Indaba 2017

Mukuru has joined Finance Indaba 2017 as a silver partner and will make its debut at the event at the Sandton Convention Centre in October.

  • Finance professionals and accountants register for the Finance Indaba for free …
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Added by CFO South Africa on August 11, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Barclays partners with FinTechs to meet African challenges

Barclays Africa Group will collaborate with nine FinTech companies to explore promising new technology-based solutions that could prompt significant improvements for consumers and in bank services.

The FinTechs include Abe.ai from the US, Kapitalwise from the US, as well as FOMO Group…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 11, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Oxford University launches online FinTech programme

Oxford University, one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, has launched an online programme to meet the growing demand for a formal FinTech course.

The university's Saïd Business School announced on Wednesday that it would launch an online FinTech short course designed to help prepare…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 9, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

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