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Insights in mobile technology

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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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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Securing Open Banking for Africa

2018.12.05

As we continue to see the fervent adoption of Fintech and the advancing innovation in digital financials services globally, there is growing support for Open Banking in markets across the world. Open Banking initiatives are being put in place to empower consumers to take greater control of their financial information and how and who it…

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Mobile: The key to enabling and securing digital services

2018.11.22

We have seen how digital innovation has caused positive disruption globally and it is clear that it is accelerating across the African continent. Much of the transformation we are seeing has been enabled by mobile technology. And, from what Myriad Connect has seen working in mobile technology in Africa over the last 17 years, it…

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Maximising inclusion and protecting consumers: how mobile is poised to deliver the full benefits of the e-market

2018.10.04

These are exciting times for consumers: modern technology is bringing unprecedented levels of transaction and interaction convenience, reducing the costs of doing business and making financial services more broadly accessible. In Kenya, one of the continent’s top innovation hotspots, digital disruptors are bringing to market a plethora of new shopping, trading and interaction platforms across…

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