How an African start-up grew into a global fintech powerhouse

While many view Mukuru as a technology company, its business is centered around helping people at a very personal level. By Sandy Rheeder, CIO of Mukuru From humble beginnings in a London flat in 2005, to African fintech giant in 2020, Mukuru’s journey has been...

Are cryptocurrencies the 21st century’s biggest fraud?

As of 5 May 2020, Tether was the world’s most purchased cryptocurrency, with $56.16 billion in 24 hour trade volume. However, Tether did not appear in the list of top five cyptocurrencies by daily transactions in the same period, nor in the first quarter of the...

Lombard Insurance improves cash flow reporting

Decision Inc has assisted South African insurer, Lombard Insurance, to overhaul a manual cash flow process with an automated one based on Workday Adaptive Planning, providing Lombard Insurance with an accurate and immediate overview of the financial status of their...

Fintech, financial institutions find new ways to dance

Tom and Jerry. David and Goliath. Fintechs and financial institutions. I’ve watched this ‘plucky underdog takes on industry giant’ movie several times, writes David Reynders, chief technology officer at Merchant Capital. In 2020, it’s...

Research points to need for digital transformation

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging as a powerful driver for digital transformation in the insurance industry, with a shift from an intermediated world to one of faceless onboarding and servicing. By Robin Wagner, senior vice-president: international insurance at...

Risks and opportunities in the fintech world

Technological innovation in financial services is essential to staying in the game. But so is a considered approach to managing risk, writes Kevin Moodley and Christopher O’Flaherty from BDO South Africa. Fintech, regtech, wealthtech, proptech – it feels...