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...

Online tech aids diligence in auditing process

With auditing firms under the spotlight recently there has never been a more pressing need for auditing vigilance to restore the faith in the profession. While auditors have multiple roles, their function of providing assurance or perspective regarding the integrity...

Ireland a hotbed of fintech innovation, say SA buyers

Ireland has compelling and innovative fintech solutions to offer Africa, says a delegation of South African financial industry professionals who recently visited Dublin. The South Africans, who travelled to Ireland as part of an Enterprise Ireland inward buyers’...

PayU buys Israeli payment provider ZOOZ

PayU has announced the acquisition of leading payments technology platform ZOOZ. The deal supports PayU’s ongoing expansion into high growth markets and targets the $994 billion opportunity in cross border payments. The ZOOZ acquisition is for an undisclosed...