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How friendly friction builds better digital banking experiences
16-05-2019|Jennifer Singh

How friendly friction builds better digital banking experiences

Consumers’ preferences are undeniably shifting digitally when it comes to banking and financial services. According to a recent study by Citibank, 31 percent of consumers use their mobile banking app more than any other — placing mobile banking behind only social media and weather for the most frequented mobile destinations.
Entersekt’s consumer survey 2019: Mobile app-based banking and payments in the USA
30-04-2019|Sherif Samy

Entersekt’s consumer survey 2019: Mobile app-based banking and payments in the USA

This is an exciting time in mobile banking and payments. Entersekt believes that banks, and their customers, can have it all – convenience, control, and the benefits of continuous innovation. It just takes vision.
Smarter digital banking experiences for the intelligence age
25-04-2019|Niel Bester

Smarter digital banking experiences for the intelligence age

Demand from young consumers for quicker decisions regarding their finances means that financial institutions are relying increasingly on modern data-processing techniques to enable real-time empowerment. This article, by Niel Bester, SVP: products, appeared in Global Banking and Finance Review, and Banking Exchange earlier this year.
Entersekt expands its operations in Cape Town, the technology hub of Africa
17-04-2019|Cara Visser

Entersekt expands its operations in Cape Town, the technology hub of Africa

Entersekt is in the right place at the right time, it seems, to expand its operations with the opening of a second Western Cape office, in Century City, come 1 June. Recruitment is currently underway for two full scrum teams to occupy the new premises. Interested candidates can apply via the Entersekt website.
Why digital certificates were such a brilliant idea (and still are)
11-04-2019|Claudius van der Meulen

Why digital certificates were such a brilliant idea (and still are)

We’ve been using codes and ciphers for thousands of years to protect secrets. A clay tablet from Mesopotamia (dated 1500 BC), for example, encrypted a craftsman’s recipe for pottery glaze. We can assume this was commercially valuable to him, and so perhaps only his trusty apprentice knew how to translate the code.
Five things ... that make a great banking app
28-03-2019|Alpa Somaiya

Five things ... that make a great banking app

Unlike men (according to Thomas Jefferson), all banking apps were not created equal. There is a huge variety of apps (and banks) to choose from; some have a wide range of features, while others struggle to offer even the basics. These days, the “basics” are also not what they used to be.
Healthcare in the digital era
20-03-2019|Melanie Maier

Healthcare in the digital era

These days, it would be difficult to find even one industry untouched by the digital age. In the payments industry, for example, we see new developments and technologies being launched every day, from mobile wallets and instant payments to push-based authentication and open banking.
Just in time: PSD2 SCA implementation
14-03-2019|Sander Voorwinden

Just in time: PSD2 SCA implementation

The go-live date for the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) strong customer authentication (SCA) requirement is 14 September. Put another way, we’re at five minutes to the stroke of midnight for SCA implementation. It’s not too late, though, which is why I titled this blog post “Just in time”.
It’s like your credit card, only better
07-03-2019|Gerhard Oosthuizen

It’s like your credit card, only better

In the “old days” – the days of magnetic stripe cards – we proved that we were the owners of our cards with a handwritten signature at the point of sale (POS). Then came the chip cards, for which we switched to using a PIN number in card-present situations to authenticate ourselves as the card owner.
It’s like your credit card, only better
07-03-2019|Gerhard Oosthuizen

It’s like your credit card, only better

In the “old days” – the days of magnetic stripe cards – we proved that we were the owners of our cards with a handwritten signature at the point of sale (POS). Then came the chip cards, for which we switched to using a PIN number in card-present situations to authenticate ourselves as the card owner.

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