Digital disruption transforms insurance

South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience. This is according to Shingie Maramba, business development manager at SilverBridge, who adds:...

New digital banks must balance the three Cs

With the launch of several new banks in South Africa and the disruption caused by digitalisation, the incumbents are re-aligning themselves to better support a digital environment. By Nathen Pillay, sales director for applications at Oracle South Africa Newcomers must...

Technology socialises financial services

The financial services industry has long been seen as extremely traditional in its technology use, but that is not the case, says Richard Firth, CEO of MIP Holdings, who points out the many innovations the sector has brought about over the past decade. “From...

Alternative payment solutions key for economic inclusion

Despite there being more than 19 million online shoppers in South Africa, the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday stampedes at retail outlets have once again shown the importance of providing people with alternative digital payment options. By Thomas Pays, CEO of...

Microsoft data centres to impact local insurance market

In May last year, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres will deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including...

Fintech partnerships will help big banks disrupt

Partnerships between established big banks and fintech innovators will help the established financial sector achieve digital transformation faster, stakeholders heard at a Fintech Thought Leadership forum hosted by Absa, Enterprise Ireland and Business Ireland in...