South Africa

Why Are 80% of Central Banks Looking into Digital Currencies?

In 2019, 80% of central banks were engaged in work related to central bank digital currency (CBDC), compared with 70% the previous year. Amongst these, 40% had progressed from conceptual research to experiments or proofs-of-concept, and 10% had developed pilot

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Bank Frick Gets Acquired By a South African Tech Company

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, announced that it has exercised its option to acquire an additional 35% interest in Bank Frick, a fully licensed bank based in Balzers, Liechtenstein for approximately USD 46.4 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. he

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Fintech In South Africa: A Quick Overview

Market demand for innovative products and services has been pushing fintech innovation in South Africa. In respond to the rapid development of fintech, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) established a three-man fintech unit in January to monitor the impact

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