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Industry news, security threats, and technology advances in consumer authentication.

P2P payment apps are taking over the world
28-03-2017|Clara Chennells

P2P payment apps are taking over the world

In the last few years, uptake of personal payment applications has been shaking up the world of fintech. US-based digital wallet Venmo, one of the fastest-growing apps in this realm, is changing the way we think about person-to-person (P2P) payments.
Move along, millennials: Gen Z is coming
14-03-2017|Bronwen Kausch

Move along, millennials: Gen Z is coming

Just as we thought we may have reached an understanding of millennials, the focus has shifted to Generation Z.

This post-millennial generation, also referred to as the iGeneration and NetGen, are largely the children of Generation X, although some may be the early offspring of millennials. Whatever their name, the group born after 1995 not only contribute around $44 billion to the US economy annually, but will also make up a full third of the country’s population in just three years’ time.
Make ease of use your trump card
10-01-2017|Schalk Nolte

Make ease of use your trump card

A significant percentage of US consumers flatly say that they are not interested in taking up mobile banking. Other channels do the job just fine, they say. That’s a problem.
No branch required: The rise of digital-only banks
03-11-2016|Jolette Roodt

No branch required: The rise of digital-only banks

Banking is increasingly moving away from brick-and-mortar branches and into the digital domain. Some banks have opted out of having physical branches at all and operate as so-called digital-only banks. Who are these banks, and how are they faring compared to traditional financial institutions? Let’s take a closer look.
Five tips for designing African digital banking experiences that score with young and old
15-09-2016|Dewald Nolte

Five tips for designing African digital banking experiences that score with young and old

As mobile Internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse, and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile Internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to reach 38 percent by 2020
Entersekt helps German banks go beyond ticking BAFIN's boxes
04-07-2016|Jolette Roodt

Entersekt helps German banks go beyond ticking BAFIN's boxes

Entersekt’s mission is to support financial institutions in their fight against digital fraud, so we watch the changing regulatory environment very closely. Our solutions are designed to comply with digital banking security guidelines across the globe.
The state of online banking at Africa's biggest banks
28-04-2016|Jolette Roodt

The state of online banking at Africa's biggest banks

Moody’s predicts that the fast growth of mobile banking across Africa, and the accompanying increase in access to financial services, will boost economic growth and create opportunities for banks to expand across the continent.
Omnichannel is the new banking
02-03-2016|Jolette Roodt

Omnichannel is the new banking

Traditional financial institutions have been hit hard by digital disruption, with alternative payment methods such as PayPal and Apple Pay presenting strong competition.
Mobile Africa now's the time to refocus on security
07-10-2015|Pieter de Wet

Mobile Africa now's the time to refocus on security

In its Global Innovation Index 2015 report, INSEAD makes the point that, “While gaps remain in overall innovation performance between rich and poor countries, the technology gap is narrowing. This is due to the fact that recent new technologies are globalised from the start, such as 3D printing, cloud computing, and big data analytics.” I’d place mobile technology in that same category.
Transakt complies with Germany's BaFin regulations
22-09-2015|Claudius van der Meulen

Transakt complies with Germany's BaFin regulations

Two-factor authentication is, by now, a familiar means of securing online systems, especially in the financial services industry. Apart from static credentials (username and password), a user is usually also asked to authorize the transaction, or even a login event, by using another method. This second factor helps confirm their identity.

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