Promoted | In this podcast, TechCentral talks to African Bank CIO Penny Futter and the bank’s executive of credit and data science, Vere Millican, about their decision to deploy advanced speech analytics software from CallMiner.
Capitec has launched QR payments in its app, allowing clients to scan barcodes to make payments at the point of sale or online, including where merchants use Zapper or SnapScan.
The South African Reserve Bank has announced that cheques will not be supported by the country’s national payment system from 1 January.
Barely a month after the European Central Bank issued a major report on the topic, its president, Christine Lagarde, has said “her hunch” is that the euro zone could have its own electronic currency within two to four years.
Podcast | TechCentral spoke to Bank Zero co-founder and executive director Lezanne Human about its launch plans and what is involved in launching a new bank in South Africa from a regulatory and technology perspective.
Bank Zero has announced its account pricing as it edges closer to launch. The digital-only bank says “basic banking should be free and extras should be paid for – not the other way round”.
Standard Bank Group is planning to scale up some of its operations and further digitise its systems to fend off fintech firms encroaching on its client base.
But as digital payments become the norm, society is contemplating whether a cashless future may just be a reality. But is it achievable – or even desirable? By Nedbank’s Chipo Mushwana.
As of 1 January 2021, Nedbank clients will no longer be able to use cheques as a payment option. In an announcement on Tuesday, the bank said this is because few clients make use of the service.
Podcast | TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod interviews Absa Group CIO Wilhelm Krige about the mammoth project, now mostly completed, of separating the banking giant’s IT systems from former parent Barclays.