01 Apr Moody's Highlights Sectors Positively Impacted under COVID 19 - Online retail, Internet Services, Gold Mining

Moody's highlights that COVID 19 will have a positive impact on Internet service companies, Online retail and Gold mining.   Internet services companies have performed well to keep up with the demand.  There must have been a significant spike in the use of the internet from home entertainment, the need for comms like Zoom and Whatsapp, online information gathering and research, and shopping online.  We have experienced a significant move to, ...
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31 Mar Africa is Becoming a Lego Set of Financial Systems - The Winners Will Be Those Who Configure and Productise Them To Meet, Anticipate And Create Customer Needs and Demand

Whilst researching the future of online payments across Africa our team came to the conclusion that there is a consistent vertical and horizontal blurring of the lines in the eCommerce and fintech ecosystem. Let's take a look and give you insight into a few ways we are observing this happening.     African courier systems are moving into the eCommerce business like DHL eCommerce which makes sense as logistics and delivery of goods is one of t...
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27 Mar In-App payment by Kenyans and Nigerians with mobile money and bank transfer will soon be nice and easy for Multinational eCommerce Companies Expanding to Nigeria and Kenya.

It will soon be nice and easy for multinational eCommerce companies who have an app like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, H&M, Bolt, Wish, eBay, OLX, Bet365, betfair, Starbucks, Booking.com, to get paid in-app via bank transfer and mobile money in two of the biggest eCommerce countries in Africa. African Payment Solutions are working on an in-app payment method that supports mobile money payment and bank transfer for local payment by consumers in Kenya and Nigeria. &...
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23 Mar The COVID-catalysed Changing Social Structure and the Effect on Multinational eCommerce Companies and their Online Payments

Let's think through our real life experiences under COVID and the changing demands on eCommerce What's happening in our house . .  I did a survey of our family of six to find out what they are missing most almost one week into our family of 6 self Isolation:  Social coffees, almond cappuccinos, easy wine deliveries, drinks with my friends, freedom (“I feel anxious”), playdates and getting out for the little one, contact with other people, lon...
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