CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 16 December 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:

Carel’s pick:

Are you a billionaire trader in the making?
“If you’re planning on opening up a trading account and becoming an overnight billionaire, think again. Trading requires discipline and hard work and typically only suits individuals with a genuine tolerance for risk. But the rewards can be well worth it!”

Josie’s pick:

South Africa’s private sector activity at 19-month high
“Activity in South Africa’s private sector inched up to a 19-month high in November, as new orders and output rose, a survey showed on Monday.”

Colin’s pick:

Disrupting legacy insurance
This is a fascinating round-up of some of the innovative work being done in Europe and the US in the insuretech space. It pushes all the right Millennial buttons, including focus on mobile tech, drones, peer-to-peer and very expensive bicycles.

Gianluca’s pick:

The cellphone spy in your pocket
“Cellphones and tablets can now be easily remotely controlled and allow the user to listen to confidential meetings, steal confidential messages, photos and even send destructive messages to clients from your phone.”

Neo’s pick:

Charles Savage – Easy Equity win
“Following Easy Equity’s win as Best Fintech company in Africa,  as well as a number of others wins, Charles Savage, CEO of Purple Group, was asked what these wins mean for Purple.”