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Digital marketplaces can benefit African SMBs 

African small and medium businesses face roadblocks on their digitalisation journeys and research by Microsoft shows 47% of SMBs find the cost of new technologies to be a restrictive factor for adoption, while 38% have difficulty comparing solutions driving...

Mastercard’s CBDC tokenisation pioneers Web3 commerce 

Richard Wormald, Division President, Australasia at Mastercard, highlights the success of Mastercard’s innovative solution. By tokenising CBDCs onto various Blockchains, consumers now have a secure and convenient option to engage in commerce across...

Transforming digital identity management in Switzerland with zero-knowledge 

Partisia Blockchain and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) are poised to transform the management of digital identities for Swiss citizens.   This partnership aims to develop a decentralised...

Segura Bank International goes live with Temenos core banking in the cloud

Temenos’ cloud-native platform enables SBI to rapidly launch US dollar financial products and leading digital experiences to customers across Latin America. Temenos has announced that Puerto Rico headquartered Segura Bank International (SBI) has gone...

Hugh Scantlebury, CEO and Founder of Aqilla   

Over the last few years, open banking has emerged as a game-changer for payment technology. By opening up transactional data, open banking has revolutionised how UK consumers and businesses access banking and financial services, enabling far more scope for...

Central Bank of Egypt issues new decrees to support the digital transformation strategy

Within the framework of Egypt’s Vision 2030 to support digital transformation, the Central Bank of Egypt’s Board of Directors issued a set of decrees that include exempting customers from all fees and commissions related to bank transfer...

Klarna enters booming subscription market with the launch of Klarna Plus in the US 

Klarna, the AI powered global payments network and shopping assistant, has announced its entry into the subscription service model with the launch of Klarna Plus, issued by WebBank, now available to eligible US consumers through the Klarna app for a monthly...

62% of APJ organisations view network segmentation as extremely important amid rising ransomware attacks 

Akamai Technologies has formally announced the launch of its State of Segmentation 2023 report, highlighting an increase in ransomware attacks and the adoption of Zero Trust and microsegmentation strategies.   This report reveals that...

Cloud to drive US$1.1 trillion IT spend across Europe, says Gartner 

Gartner predicts IT spending in Europe will reach US$1.1 trillion in 2024, fuelled by investments in cloud security and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This marks a significant increase in IT services expenditure across Europe.  The firm forecasts...

Delivering customer experience using open-source platforms in the Middle East 

By leveraging open-source software, organisations in the Middle East can benefit from cost advantages, customised solutions, enhanced security while delivering exceptional journeys that align with regional preferences and requirements says Moussalam Dalati,...

Revolut customers donate over £1 million to support refugees through in-app donation feature 

Revolut, the global financial super app with over 35 million customers worldwide, has announced that its customers have raised over £1 million to support refugees around the world through UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner...

Providing digital and affordable financial solutions to East African farmers

Bram van den Bosch, Co-founder and CEO of Emata, a company dedicated to providing digital and affordable financial solutions to East African farmers, shares the remarkable journey of the organisation, from its inception to a recent successful seed fund...