" class="no-js "lang="en-US"> The Paytech Magazine #12
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Paytech Magazine #12

In this issue of The Paytech Magazine, we bring you the industry’s hottest talking points from all across the globe! The financial sector is a constantly dynamic one, so what are the new rules of conduct? Is it cloud-based, AI-driven reconciliation? Are digital assets what we should be paying more attention towards? In our Paytech Focus section, we discuss the topic with Jethro MacDonald, Product Manager of AI & Machine Learning at SmartStream Technologies.


We also take a deep dive into the unique and restless energy of the Brazilian payment system in operation through a conversation with PagBrasil’s Ralf Germer, as well as assessing the various motivations for implementing real-time payment systems with George Evers, Senior Vice President for Realtime Products at Mastercard.

On Page 42, Alex King questions whether it’s in with the new and out with the old; have youthful neobanks alienated the very generation that could guarantee their profitability?

Often we can forget how a strong payments ecosystem can make our daily routines and rhythms so seamless. Frank Molla, Managing Director & Head of Sub Sahara Africa at BPC Banking Technologies, shares his thoughts on how better social mobility is the greatest gift payments can give Africa’s people on Page 66.

And whilst it may have been a turbulent period for the crypto world, check out our Crypto & Blockchain section to find out if 2022 will continue to be a crypt-astrophe, or whether digital currencies will open up, as Paul Wong from Stellar Development Foundation puts it, “a financial superhighway.”

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In this edition, we feature:

  • George Evers, Mastercard
  • Garient Evans, Trulioo
  • Dexter Cousins, Tier One People
  • Phillip McGriskin, Vitesse
  • Portia Matsena, BankServAfrica
  • Jethro MacDonald, TSB
    …and many more!
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  2. Citcon to Bring Cash App Pay and Afterpay to E-commerce Platforms Read more
  3. From Climate Anxiety to Climate Action: New Fintech Platform Enables Next-Gen Green Financial Decision-Making Read more
  4. Protocol Labs Partners with Consensys to Empower Advanced Stage Web3 Startups Read more
  5. Holmes Murphy and TrustLayer Partner to Revolutionize and Streamline Insurance Verification for Clients Read more