CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 18 November 2016

Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Rob’s pick:

Who says Trump is good for business
Following the shock result of the US presidential election, everyone has been asking what a Donald Trump presidency will mean. How is he likely to lead his country, and what are the possible ramifications for the rest of us?

Colin’s pick: 

‘The future of banking in Africa lies with banks, not fintech’
John Staley of Equity Bank, which operates in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, believes banking should be done by banks. Fintech operations in this space, he says, are unsustainable.

Kurt’s pick:

Apple considers wearables expansion with digital glasses
“Apple Inc. is weighing an expansion into digital glasses, a risky but potentially lucrative area of wearable computing, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Emi’s pick:

Beware of social media
“67 per cent of South Africans feel that it is getting more difficult to control their personal information due to smartphones and the Internet.”

Neo’s pick:

Social media dangers for insurer cheats
No where to hide for insurer cheats

How we made it in Africa