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5 Steps to Protect Yourself Against S.A’s Biggest Identity Data Hack

19/10/2017

If you’re wondering whether your personally identifiable information (PII) was part of the recent Deeds data breach, there is a high probability that it was. Our investigation has identified that approximately 60m identities (including deceased identity data) were involved in the breach.

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Winning at the African Fintech Awards

17/10/2017

We entered the event as a featured startup and came away from the event as winners, with more recognition and credibility in tow. The event is perfectly positioned for the financial services sector and does a great job of featuring the future of finance through its African Fintech Awards.

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Gartner's Aspiring Innovators

03/10/2017

If you’re ever in doubt as to whether to attend a Gartner Symposium event, this post will provide you with some objective information, to make your own informed decision.

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Cryptocurrency Boom, or Bubble?

18/09/2017

Investing in cryptocurrencies seems like senseless speculation at the best of times - yet, is there a case for this continued boom, or will the ostensible bubble burst soon

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AI is here, but why? 6 Reasons Why AI has Emerged in Finance

17/08/2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved beyond merely capturing our imaginations - it is now replacing jobs, it is augmenting our skill sets, it is driving new discoveries on a daily basis - AI is already here, but why? How did this happen?

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What The FICA

14/06/2017

The Financial Intelligence Center Amendment Act is a piece of legislation that has been introduced to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Amendments were proposed to strengthen the FICA Act in certain areas that were deemed to be weak - these amendments have now been ratified.

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How to Kill Fake News

09/05/2017

Fake news (also known as ‘alternative facts’ or propaganda) has become the norm in the modern digital age. Fake news has existed since the time of Adam & Eve - rulers, governments and advertisers have long used it to steer popular perception.

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2016 Highlights Letter

28/03/2017

ThisIsMe has grown up in 2016 - from our seminal, consumer focused offering at the beginning of the year, to a unique, privacy protected, platform that can prove that people are who they say they are, to be used by businesses around the world.

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The State of AML in Africa

13/02/2017

African countries are generally viewed as being behind in their ability to prevent money laundering when compared to other nations. In this article I unpack some of the challenges faced on the continent and the reasons why we’re offering solutions to combat this scourge on our global financial system.

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Easy as KYC

13/02/2017

No, KYC is not just another acronym that doesn’t deserve a mention. Yes, KYC is the ofttimes painstaking process that you go through when signing on for a new account or financial service. More importantly though, KYC (Know Your Customer) refers to the due-diligence processes of any regulated business to do exactly that - know us and our businesses - their customers, so that they can transact with us in a safer way.

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2017's Fintech Events List

09/01/2017

Whether you’re looking to learn more about certain areas within Fintech, Fintech in general, or you just enjoy browsing the latest tech offerings before they become big news - the below list of the best Fintech related events, happening worldwide, will certainly give you every opportunity to benefit from some ‘F2F’ connections.

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Verify Someone - A Simple Step Towards Safety in an Unsafe World.

19/12/2016

How often have you employed someone to work in your home? A plumber perhaps, or a handyman that needs to spend time in your house while you are away? We often engage the services of people we don't know based on little more than as single telephone conversation.

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How KYC ties into PEP

22/11/2016

As KYC or know-your-customer becomes a commonplace business practice to monitor and cut off money laundering activities, financial institutions are starting to question how they can go about identifying which accounts need to be more closely monitored than others.

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2017 The Year of Identity

23/06/2016

Identity is fast becoming a valuable currency in the modern, connected world. Rather than the philosophical view on “Who am I?” “Who are you?” - being able to prove that you are who you say you are - and to successfully tie a transaction to your stated identity is where the value lies.

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What happens when you reply to spam

15/02/2016

We've all been tempted to reply to the near-constant bombardment of our email inboxes by unscrupulous scammers. The 419 scheme, the ridiculous loan offers and the inevitable online degree spring immediately to mind.

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Banks must act on debit order fraud

15/02/2016

Modern marketing theory over the past few decades has coined the phrase: ‘the customer is king’ - a concept that has somewhat been neglected by the retail banking sector. This is according to widespread customer sentiment relating to increased levels of debit order fraud i...

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ID Fraud in South Africa - Infographic

15/02/2016

The scourge of identity theft is currently running rampage through South Africa and although the consequences of this online crime are severe and long lasting, many South Africans are unfamiliar with when and how they may become a victim.

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UK Teacher Murdered After Gumtree Ad Poster Lures Him Out

22/07/2015

A male model and teaching assistant who campaigned against knife crime was stabbed to death after robbers used Gumtree to lure him into a trap to steal his laptop. Michael Adegbite, who also worked as a fitness instructor and football coach, was attacked after he advertised his secondhand MacBook on the popular classifieds website for £200.

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Currency Partners (SA) Implements the ThisIsMe Solution

22/06/2015

Currency Partners (SA), one of South Africa’s fastest growing money transfer specialists has implemented South Africa’s first online identity platform, ThisIsMe, to enhance its KYC (Know Your Customer) and compliance processes.

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Social Media Verification - Can the average Joe get verified?

25/04/2015

The little blue "Verified" check has become a status symbol across a number of social networks. But its meaning differs slightly from site to site. Here's what you need to know about earning one of your very own — and why it might be worth it to apply.

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Identity Crisis - SA Franchise Warehouse

24/04/2015

Scores of South Africans woke up to this disturbing reality when the British High Commission contacted them with the news that their UK visa applications, together with all supporting documentation, was stolen when the courier van transporting these documents to the airport was hijacked.

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