The future of FICA and digitised customer onboarding

Digitisation is transforming business and impacting consumers through every stage of their daily lives. While rapidly becoming a way of life, onboarding consumers digitally is still in its infancy, but is becoming a major focus for every financial institution across...

Ecobank names Fintech Challenge finalists

Independent pan-African banking group Ecobank has announced the finalists for the second edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes 11 fintech start-ups from across the continent and...

PCI DSS update: SSL gets the boot

The latest update to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a small but important one. PCI DSS 3.2.1 does away with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and early-Transport Layer Security (TLS), the common cryptographic protocols consumers use to connect...

MyBucks debuts insurance tech platform

Frankfurt-listed fintech MyBucks has launched an insurance technology (insuretech) product in South Africa called SureCloud, the first step in rolling out end-to-end insurance tech in the rest of Africa. MyBucks has introduced two products - legal assistance and...