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New South Africa fintech hub boosts the continent’s fintech ecosystem

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Africa’s forays into fintech continue apace as a new hub opens in South Africa, while sharing knowledge across the continent continues to be crucial for success.

Cross-border payments

Swift fights to keep up in a changing world

August 8, 2022

New contenders are challenging the dominance of Swift in the cross-border payments space, compelling it to improve on its flaws.

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Innovation in Digital Banking Awards 2022

August 1, 2022

In addition to developing innovative products, many banks are looking within to better meet the needs of an increasingly digital society.

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Africa’s rising crypto future

August 1, 2022

African nations are at the vanguard of the new movement towards central bank digital currencies, in a desperate bid to regain the initiative in the wake of rising cryptocurrency usage across the continent. 

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South-east Asian central bank payment system linkages require more heavy lifting

July 28, 2022

Five regional central banks have announced plans to enable QR code-based cross-border payments. Furthermore, they want to link such a network to other regional payments platforms and eventually to central bank digital currencies. 

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Banking leads the digital charge

July 26, 2022

Some 60% of European users surveyed by McKinsey said they would consider a fully digital solution for all their banking needs, but banks are struggling to profit from online channels.

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CPMI report stops short of real-time interlinking payments framework

July 25, 2022

While the CPMI provides a review of current interlinking arrangements, being a bit more prescriptive may help the industry in its quest to connect faster payment systems internationally. Heather McKenzie reports.

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Putting banking at the heart of the community

July 21, 2022

Ernie Diaz, head of US consumer distribution and wealth, TD Bank, talks about learning how a bank becomes part of a community. 

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The time is nigh for responsible AI and data ethics

July 18, 2022

Many jurisdictions are following the EU’s proposed regulation of artificial intelligence. Firms that have not begun to develop their AI systems to comply with the new regulation are being advised to do so now.

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Buy now, pay later market attracts regulatory scrutiny

July 14, 2022

Is the increased regulatory activity around buy now, pay later good news or bad for the financial services industry? Heather McKenzie reports. 

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