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Understanding Millennials – The Kings and Queens of Payments

By Darren Franks | Mar 9, 2018

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.

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Your team holds the answers to happier customers

By Darren Franks | Feb 11, 2018

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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How Diaspora Drives Economies

Remittances – How Diaspora Drives Economies

By Darren Franks | Jan 29, 2018

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

By Darren Franks | Jan 10, 2018

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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The African Payments Landscape – are banks too late or do they still have the upper hand?

By Darren Franks | Dec 17, 2017

It’s not surprising that more people in Africa use mobile FinTech payment services than on any other continent. Most of Africa has never had access to traditional banking services. And most of Africa gained access to a mobile phone before they had access to a landline. The result is that many people in Africa had…

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Will Banks and FinTech companies be competitors or partners?

By Darren Franks | Dec 17, 2017

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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Ken Okolo joins TalentintheCloud

By Darren Franks | Nov 1, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ken Okolo to the business. Ken is based in Lagos Nigeria and will be spearheading our West African business.

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What’s the difference between a plumber and a recruiter?

By Darren Franks | Jul 25, 2017

A few years ago I attended an event in London where the key note speaker drew a comparison between a plumber and recruiter….

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Are you prepared for Google Hire?

By Darren Franks | Jun 2, 2017

Google’s Cloud Jobs API is creating a great deal of buzz in the recruitment industry. It gives the industry plug-and-play access to Google’s search and machine learning capabilities. Company career sites, job boards, applicant tracking systems and staffing agencies can hopefully improve the experience of job seekers who visit their sites to find jobs.

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