Is Africa heading towards a cashless society?

Cash may have traditionally been king, but Covid-19 has contributed to a faster pace of digital payment adoption. Recently, on AlphaCode’s monthly Industry Insights webinar, two global fintech players discussed the emergence of a plethora of digital payments and...

As 2020 draws to a close, what’s next for banks

If you spent any time in your childhood swimming in the sea, there’s a fair chance you remember the feeling of being dumped by a wave. By Mandy Duncan, country manager at Aruba Networks For those brief moments in time, your feet lose the ground and mild panic...

Will banking brands disappear in the drive for digital integration?

As the march of technology advances in almost every facet of human life – from online shopping to financial transactions to e-learning – major, traditional brands that were built on their physical and market presence are forced to adjust to potential...

How the payments industry could survive a second Covid wave

The expectation of the second spike in Covid-19 cases poses a unique risk to businesses both in physical space and on the Internet. The first lockdown posed quite a few challenges, however, it has also distinguished alternative options and niches that could be...

Standard Bank supports shift away from cash

The shift away from cash and towards digital and contactless payment methods has been accelerated by the pandemic. This, Standard Bank believes, will remain at elevated levels, and continue to grow under the new normal. “Digital payments have now become a...

The rise of the machines in digital banking

As AI and IoT become a part of our lives e-banking is gaining traction and with that comes an influx of different offerings some good and some bad. By John Lombela, MD of Cryptovecs Capital A positive move is the growth of digital banks. And contrary to traditional...