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Insights in mobile technology

Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services – The Standard features Myriad Connect

2019.03.15

“ “Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa. However, the region should learn from the experiences of other markets and leapfrog directly to the next era of open banking, says International mobile technology specialist at Myriad Connect.Open banking, in which…

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CIO East Africa on Open Banking – Myriad Connect is featured

2019.03.14

““In developed nations, fintech is helping transform the existing financial services landscape, where in Africa it is about bringing financial services to large sectors of the population who have never had access to financial services before. Open Banking can play a unique role in this,” says Willie Kanyeki, Myriad Connect Business Development Director – Africa….

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Open Banking in East Africa : Aptantech features Myriad Connect

2019.03.14

“Security and authentication are essential components of Open Banking, Myriad Connect notes – both to ensure every digital transaction is properly authenticated to prevent and detect fraud, but also critically, to provide express consent for consumers’ data to be shared in the ecosystem. Myriad Connect empowers enterprises and mobile network operators to deliver new mobile…

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TechTrendsKE Features Myriad Connect speaking about the opportunity for Open Banking in East Africa

2019.03.14

““As East Africa prepares to embrace Open Banking, this is an opportune time for banks and financial services providers to work together to approach regulators to put in place mutually beneficial regulations across the ecosystem. It is also important to consider uniform standards for APIs, security and authentication ahead of mainstream adoption of Open Banking.”…

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Digital ID and authentication – why mobile is best

2019.02.26

Most experts agree the phone can provide digital identity and authentication better than any other technology. The phone adds an element of ‘something you have’ (the handset) to the ‘something you know’ (a password or social media log-in). This means any criminal that has stolen someone’s PIN or password also needs that person’s device. There…

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Open Banking in East Africa – CIO East Africa features Myriad Connect

2019.02.25

Open Banking will drive transformation in digital financial services by empowering consumers to own and share their data and for financial service providers to leverage this data to deliver enhanced capabilities to the marketplace. Innovation leaders in Kenya are ahead of the curve for Open Banking with pioneering initiatives from Finserve and Equity Bank, the M-Pesa API…

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Digital Identity & Authentication

2019.02.13

In any functioning society, many everyday transactions only work when a person can prove who they are. Reliable proof of identity is the basis of trust. So a consumer wanting to open a bank account, or start a job, or hire a car must be able to answer this question: can you prove who you…

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Mobile Workforce for Africa

2019.01.29

Digital innovation is accelerating across the African continent, driving transformation in almost every industry, including energy, agriculture, transport, banking and education. Transformation that has been largely enabled by mobile technology. In 2017 almost half of the African continent was subscribed to mobile services, equivalent to nearly half a billion people, according to the GSMA. Given…

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