FinTech in Kenya

The numbers are in and the jury is out. The world over, the FinTech craze that underpins lending outside the traditional banking ecosystem continues unabated. Whether the channel of consumption is online, mobile or the services packaged differently such as pay day loans and layaway financing, investments continue to pour…

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Insights-driven financial services

In today‚Äôs highly competitive market, 88% of financial services institutions fear they are losing ground to innovators. Faced with growing volumes of data, they are turning to advanced analytics to help them regain their momentum by turning data into actionable insights. Across the financial services industry, many leading institutions…

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Opening a new bank account as easy as taking a selfie

In South Africa, you can now open a bank account within 5 minutes using your selfie. This is thanks to First National Bank new biometric feature which allows small and medium businesses (SMEs) to switch or open a new bank account in less than 5 minutes through selfie authentication and…

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Zimbabwe Watch - Keen interest in Artificial Intelligence

Zimbabwe is looking to capitalise on Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that are emerging and will roll out projects and programmes aimed at improving healthcare, education, access to finance through FinTech and agriculture. This comes after the Southern Afrikan country's government entered into an agreement with a Chinese company, CloudWalk Technology,…

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State Sovereignty in the Internet age

If we had to distill part of what defines a nation's sovereignty, it would possibly come down to four key factors. Namely: Energy independence Financial independence Military independence Food independence I am aware that there are other factors that determine whether a state is sovereign or not, but, for the…

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