Investec, BankservAfrica reveal blockchain-based ID prototype

Investec, in collaboration with BankservAfrica and uPort, have demonstrated a digital identity system anchored in the Ethereum blockchain. The initiative was born in the digital identity working group of the SA Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC). The identity...

Spaza shop fintech closes a gap in R40bn cash market

It is estimated that the spaza shop market in South Africa is valued at around R40 billion per year and that 90% or more of the transactions are in cash. This market is growing at around 10% each year. Despite this statistic of unaccounted cash, South Africa's...

Nedbank app gets a virtual assistant

Nedbank has incorporated a virtual assistant into its banking app. HeyNed, a digital virtual personal assistant and concierge service, uses a network of more than 350 000 product and service providers to linking app users to what they need. In addition to the...

Making mobile wallets ‘stick’

Mobile wallets may offer some convenience, but until they offer a broad range of simple, seamless transaction capabilities, and give users more value than that of their cash alone, they will still lack consumer 'stickiness'. This is according to Kobus du Plooy, CEO of...