- Sunday, 20 July 2014
Increased consumer interest in mobile banking - particularly when facilitated by cellular technology The advent of banking apps, cashless payments and "futuristic" bank branches over the past 10 years are indicative of what we can expect in the near future, says head of FNB Kim Gibson-Van der Walt. "These are key indicators that the future will be shaped by tablets and cell phone use.
The first mobile banking features were simply a port of online capabilities like check balances, transfer balances and bill payment.
Gibson-Van der Walt and MD of World Wide Worx Arthur Goldstuck recently unpacked the fast-paced banking technology innovation SA .
- Sunday, 06 July 2014
The Department of Home Affairs is turning its focus towards integrating biometric technology in its ongoing information systems modernisation programme of current technology.Thus, as mobile technology has done for communication, biometric identification may allow developing countries to leapfrog past traditional paper-based identity systems. But increasingly, governments turned to digital fingerprints, iris scans, and other biometrics to provide inclusive, secure and accurate identification for their citizens.