Fintech

The Digital Frontiers Institute & TalentintheCloud partner up to promote formal education across Digital Financial Services

The Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is proud to announce its new strategic partnership with TalentintheCloud, Africa’s only FinTech recruitment specialists. This partnership will ensure a close relationship between fintech talent and development on the continent, boosting the sector with highly trained and well-placed professionals. “We believe this partnership will not only boost the credibility of our…

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Understanding Millennials – The Kings and Queens of Payments

The millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, are the most important market for any company in the payments industry. There are two parts to this story; the payment behaviour and trends amongst millennials, and the demographic forces associated with millennials. Millennials will Dominate the Economy in the next Decade First let’s look at…

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Your team holds the answers to happier customers

It comes as no surprise your customer-facing staff have a direct impact on how well your customers view your organization. Yet, FinTech organizations don’t always capitalize on it fully. Hiring, training, and supporting your customer-facing teams are key. However, if you are not taking the time to get to know your customers through your customer-facing…

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Remittances – How Diaspora Drives Economies

Remittances are estimated to account for 24 percent of foreign capital flows into African countries. The remaining 76 percent is made up by fixed direct investment, exports, debt, portfolio flows and foreign aid. Remittances from international migrants contribute more than three times that of foreign aid. Moreover, in several countries where foreign aid is falling,…

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What your African FinTech needs to know about GDPR

Any company with any data of EU Citizens needs to be aware of and prepare for GDPR regulations which come into effect in 2018. Being up to speed on the regulations is especially relevant to FinTech companies – regardless of size, if your business has any personal data on clients, customers, merchants, business partners and…

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Will Banks and FinTech companies be competitors or partners?

In many ways the banking sector has been the last industry disrupted by technology advancements. Banks have been notoriously slow to evolve, and this has created opportunities for dynamic and nimble FinTech start-ups around the world. Africa, with its unique challenges, offers FinTech companies plentiful opportunities to fill the gaps left by banks.

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