The cash industry is evolving at a significant pace. In a society that is prone to the digital and rapidly evolving into a techno-centric society- is physical cash dying out and becoming obsolete? The role of cash and the modes of access to funds are constantly adapting and ever-changing. From technological innovations, financial institution restructuring, consumer behaviour changes, access to cash and the increase in alternatives means of accessing funds all play a role in the future of physical cash. Some of the topics to be addressed at the event include: • The alternatives and developments in the cash and payments industry that have been threatening the existence of cash • Innovations and technologies that the cash industry is going through • local and global trends cash face and the South African cash industry has to deal with • The risks faced within the cash handling industry Excerpt from MoneyWeb- Is cash still king? ”There is much talk about becoming a cashless society; consumers are asking whether the banknote will still be a valuable commodity in the future. Children are worried about their parents keeping cash in the house and not embracing technology. The dangers of travelling with cash and risk of loss are often communicated. Beyond 2020, trends predicted include non-cash payment methods and removing the circulation of cash (and as a result, the guns and crime) from society.” Email the project manager, Jason Joseph at Jason@tci-sa.co.za to find out more information. Alternatively call 011 803 1553 and speak to the marketing coordinator for exhibition, sponsorship or media partnership deals. More Info link:: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International Images: . . .
With only one week left until Southern Africa’s definitive Consumer Credit Conference taking place on 18 and 19 September 2013, we would like to invite all credit professionals to register for and attend this one of a kind consumer credit conference. Kim Dancey, Head: Policy, Regulation and Consumer Empowerment and Dr Sabine Strassburg, Senior Information and Research Specialist, both from FinMark Trust will be addressing the 6th Consumer Credit conference, discussing credit and borrowing: a demand side perspective. Finmark Trust will be addressing the pressure that unsecured lending puts on already indebted South Africans, an issue that needs to be better understood, especially now with the spiral of the market and economy. “Levels of unsecured credit have to be examined in the context of the broader socioeconomic pressures on individuals,” said Kim Dancey, FinMark Trust. “It is important to understand the impact that rising levels of unsecured credit – and subsequent indebtedness – have in areas where people are dealing with the rising costs of transport, electricity and food,” Kim Dancey added, "The broader socioeconomic impacts that go with unsecured credit place pressure on employees to get more money to make repayments." Although she said the health of the banking sector is not at risk, with 9% of the total loan book attributable to unsecured credit, "there is a broader picture that needs to be examined". Join consumer credit professionals from banks, microfinance’s, retailers, debt collection agencies, credit bureaus and other service and technology providers will gather at Emperors Palace to predict opportunities for 2014 and challenges that may also affect their companies, clients and organisations that help consumers. Contact project manager, Sharlee Vickery for registration details, or visit www.tci-sa.co.za, download and complete the brochure and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively call 011 803 1553 for more information . . .
The current state and future of the consumer credit industry; technology at the heart of credit management innovation; setting up and managing a winning credit granting and collections strategy; increasing the profit while minimising risk and getting the basics right with a good governance and compliance framework are just some of the major themes that will be highlighted at this year’s event. Attendees will gain valuable face time with key players who have invested time in thoroughly understanding the ins’ and outs’ of the consumer credit industry. In-depth presentations from the expert speaker panel will provide the practical insights, industry know-how and best practices needed to make right business decisions with regard to their consumer credit granting endeavours. Experts who will be addressing the event include; Peter Rafferty, FutureSoft; Shane Slater, Milpark Business School; Carl Knight, Credit Intel; André Tredoux, Nedbank; Adrian Skuy, National Credit Regulator; Arnoud Van Den Bout, Flemix and Associates; Vytas Kisielius, CMC (USA); David Coleman, Experian; Greg Brill, Octagon Business Solutions; Prof Dries de Wet, XDS; Marina Short, Consumer Profile Bureau; Hamish Houston, EMP; Hennie Ferreira, MFSA; Kim Dancey, FinMark Trust; Dr Sabine Strassburg, FinMark Trust, Prof Bernadene De Clercq, UNISA. As an added benefit, this 2 day conference is also infused with networking opportunities and an agenda that appeals to credit professionals from all spectrums of the industry who are not only looking for ways to improve their companies credit management systems and competitiveness, but also improve their all-rounded knowledge of the consumer credit granting industry. To register now and be a part of this informative and insightful conference on consumer credit. Downlaod and complete the registration form attached to the brochure and fax it back to Trade Conferences International on 086 582 2981 or email email@example.com to get more information . . .
This is a call for papers for professionals dealing with banking channel fraud payments and transaction systems from an operational, strategic and technical perspective. Take heed of this opportunity to address the latest fraud trends and prevention approaches at this upcoming financial event. The Banking Fraud Management Conference will be held in Johannesburg on 9 and 10 October 2013. With the great success of previously hosted banking conferences, TCI has once again received queries and requests to host this financial event. The objective of the conference is to provide insight into the development, dynamics, innovation, technology, management and challenges of the fraud segment on both a national and international basis. Attendees will obtain favourable knowledge from industry leaders and walk away with a greater understanding of the industry as a whole. Topics are provisionally divided into the following main categories: OVERVIEW -Multi-channels and transactional fraud -Emerging instruments and trends in fraud -Combating multi-channel fraud and corruption -Stop insider fraud: internal employees advanced fraudsters -Whistle blowing culture -A world of first-party fraud FRAUD PREVENTION STRATEGIES -Profitable internet scam: phishing -Detect and stop web-based fraud -Combating ATM fraud -Be proactive in the fight against internal fraud Factors of authentication -Signalling the threat of fraud before customers fall prey MONITOR, MONITOR, MONITOR -Fraud monitoring plays a critical role in channels -Risk-based transaction monitoring -Managing the risk of fraud in mobile money -Securing the internet channel -Contactless payments: security flaws vs. shorter queues FRAUD DETECTION AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT -Early detection is key -Fraud in electronic banking transactions: Who is liable- customer or the bank? IMPROVING FRAUD MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES -Fighting fraud through new models: big data and predictive . . .
The 2nd Banking Channel Management Conference will take place on the 14 & 15 August 2013 at Indaba Hotel, Fourways promises to be an even bigger and better event than last year. It will be addressed by thought-leaders in the field of channel management encompassing thorough and well planned topics. Speakers will contribute to an in-depth discussion about channel migration, the importance of the mobile channel and how digital channels and marketing affects customer relationship strategies. “Banks need to change their strategies and try to reach the best possible cost structure for customer satisfaction,” said Project Manager, Michandre Malan, “Innovation in the different channels is necessary, since customers would like to save time and money.” Challenges such as the above that banks experience will also be addressed in hope of bringing about a better understanding on how to improve the different channels. This banking channel management conference aims to educate, inform and motivate all delegates who will be attending. Professionals who deal with channel management, channel distribution, customer relationship management, digital channel, marketing, sales and alternative channels should attend this conference. With less than 7 weeks to go, registrations for this event are streaming in well. In order to book your seat, contact project manager, Michandre Malan at 011 803 1553 or download the registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
TCI’s Medical Aid & Insurance Conference will feature a key speaker from one of the leading global corporate and professional firms known as PwC. Ilse French, Managing Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers will delve on the topic ‘Strategic and emerging issues in the medical scheme industry. She will highlight the drivers of change, discuss the performance rates and scheme management and address the legal entities such as regulations as well as risk and solvency management. The event will be held on 7-8 August 2013 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Join these expert speakers as they discuss key issues such as; overview of the industry, governance, risk and compliance, management strategies, marketing and CRM, technology and innovation, as well as future and growth within the sector will be covered. Attending delegates will not only benefit through the topics addressed, but they will have the chance to network with leaders in the medical aid and insurance industry, build new business relations and investigate forefront innovative technology approaches as well as gain firsthand knowledge and contacts with the speakers and other attending guests. In order to register for this inaugural event, call the Project Manager, Gert Botes on 011 803 1553/0009 or download the registration form and email it back to email@example.com. URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/brochures/medical_aid_insurance_3.pdf Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer:Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
Join all of Southern Africa’s financial heads of departments and managers who have already registered for the first ever Transaction Banking Conference. This event will cover transactional banking innovation, regulations, solutions and transformations. The two day event taking place on 7-8 August at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg will feature an integrated programme design covering the current landscape of transaction banking. Topics include: latest innovations and technologies, discussions on dealing with the challenge of securing transaction banking systems, keeping up with changes in domestic and international regulation, compliance frameworks in transaction banking and understanding and meeting the evolving customers’ needs. Topics will be addressed by 17 top level speakers from Southern Africa including: Asante Kwame, Standard Chartered Bank Botswana; Dr Khomotso Kganyago, Microsoft; Pragishini Reddy, Nedbank; Vedias Matongo, CBZ Bank Zimbabwe; Vanesha Palani, Nedbank Digital; Daniella Kafouris, Deloitte; Ghita Erling, Absa Capital; Duncan Arthur, Principal of Finance in Africa; Darrel Orsmond, Head of financial services SAP; Ben Britz, ABSA; Dr. Johan Bosch, Dr JB Bosch Management Consulting. Registrations are open so secure your attendance now by completing and returning the attached registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Project Manager, Khumsa Mlungwana on 011 803 1553/0009 or email Khumsa@tci-sa.co.za URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/brochures/transaction_banking_3.pdf Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer:Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
Over a period of three days the 5th Annual Retail Banking Africa will gather experts from the retail banking fraternity to discuss on the current trends in the sector brainstorming policies and procedures Johannesburg, 25 June 2013: As Africa’s key challenges in retail banking lie within delivering secured banking services, creating loyalty programs, exploring new opportunities for client service and serving the diversified population of the region; the 5th Retail Banking Africa 2013 will articulate an industrial roadmap with emphasis on mobile financial services, means of electronic payments, venturing with external financial institutions for tapping new avenues, financial investing in non-banking sectors. Over a period of three days this forum will gather experts from the retail banking fraternity to discuss on the current trends in the sector brainstorming policies and procedures, embedding a responsible banking culture, exploring opportunities to deliver financial inclusion providing the correct opportunity to learn about the best industry practises and develop strategies for a brighter future in African Retail Banking sector. The forum was inaugrated with an opening speech from the chairman, Jean Rey, Managing Director - Independent Director & Financial Advisor at Forex For Africa, followed by the keynote speech delivered by Rajal Vaidya, Consumer Banking Director of Barclays Africa. This keynote entitled as "The Role of Retail Banking in Sustaining Pan-African Economic Growth”, elaborated on the macro economics and dynamics of the African Banking Environment. The Regulatory Panel moderated by Jean Rey addressed how effective the current retail banking regulations are in adapting to a business transformation. Mohammed Iqbal Belath, Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Mauritius and Graham Prior, Manager: Financial Surveillance - FirstRand Group Treasury featured in this session, entitled as "Complying with Retail Banking Policies & . . .
With over 400 delegates at the 2011 and 2012 events collectively, the 2013 conference promises to be even better and more informative. Trade Conference’s International is once again hosting the 3rd Annual Payments Southern Africa Conference 2013 which is one of our most significant events. Project Manager Jabu Sibiya said, “This event will once again highlight the tracking and developments of the payment industry in the SADC region. This event will reflect Trade Conferences International’s commitment to organising leading banking and retailing events.” Trade Conferences International has organised popular banking events such as the Mobile Banking Southern Africa Conference, the Core Banking Conference and the Debt Collection Conference. Richard Ketley,Director, Genesis Analytics; Bevan Ducasse, Chief Executive Officer, WiGroup; Pieter de Wet, Chairman, Global Prepaid Exchange Southern Africa and Kim Dancey, Consumer Empowerment, FinMark Trust are some of the respectable speakers that will address the leading Payments Southern Africa Conference & Exhibition 2013. Delegates attending this event will be up to date with the latest news and trends in payments industry, acquire more knowledge, network with experts in the payment industry and build sustainable business relationships. Trade Conferences International invites all personnel dealing with payments, mobile banking, cards and ATMS, online and electronic banking, digital channels, retail banking, payment products, legal compliance, transactional banking, product development, credit and inclusive banking to attend thi URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/brochures/payments_brochure_2013_2.pdf Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Ex-Absa heavyweight to take independent investment banking firm to new heights Johannesburg – 18 June 2013 – Meet Bravura’s new CEO Bravura is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andries du Plessis who joins the firm today as Chief Executive Officer. Known to everyone as Adie, his deep financial services expertise and experience with financial governance, coupled with his finely honed entrepreneurial skills, make him the ideal person to strengthen the management of Bravura and lead it into the next stage of its growth. Looking back, shortly after Bravura was founded in Johannesburg in 1999, the South African banking industry faced a crisis that saw several large established financial services companies fail. Through this crisis Bravura focused on its core business and the delivery of extraordinary client service, steadily growing the firm from one office in Johannesburg to a group that now employs 148 people (including its investment companies) in South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius and Australia. In 14 years Bravura has stayed the course through several more global financial crises, achieving a remarkable 42% compounded annual growth since 2003. Looking forward, it is time for Bravura to move on to the next level in its development. Adie du Plessis’s remit is to lead the exponential growth of the group, imparting new impetus and implementing corporate-scale processes whilst developing the skills of the existing management team. Adie has spent the past nine years in various leadership positions within the Absa Group, heading up divisions such as Specialised Finance and Specialised Funding Solutions, the latter a division he was asked to build during the takeover by Barclays Bank. As an EXCO member he was a key part of the team that saw Absa Corporate & Business Bank reach growth rates of 36% per annum over a four-year period before 2011. Prior to Absa he was with the Nedcor Group for fifteen years, in a wide range of positions with responsibility . . .