Simon Ellis reflects on South Africa’s huge debt problem, and how the SmartWage Advance service seeks to eliminate the payday debt cycle.
The SmartWage team has been on a pretty exciting adventure over the past few weeks, doing anything and everything we can to make the most of the many challenges and even more opportunities served up by the continuing lockdown. Since the last Quick Thoughts blog post we shared just over a month ago, a lot
A huge majority of businesses around the world have experienced some dramatic and not entirely voluntary digital transformation in a much shorter period than they would have anticipated. It has taken a world-changing crisis to fundamentally shift the way businesses operate, a shift which will cripple some but see others emerge far stronger. Amongst all
As a young South African business, developing a keener understanding every day of the difficulties faced by South African businesses and their employees alike, we are particularly proud to be associated with Yoco’s Support Small initiative. As a Support Small Partner, we are promoting our free service offering to Yoco’s extensive merchant network through May
The lockdown really has thrown up more than a few surprises over the last few weeks and shown us that in strange and difficult times, some of the best and most exciting opportunities are found in the most unexpected places. So we have learnt through our partnership with Clanstival, an all new breed of music
A national lockdown and the economic shockwaves created by a global pandemic are unprecedented in their own rights. This is especially true for a country like South Africa that was already walking several social, economic and political tightropes simultaneously before COVID-19 came along. It says a great deal that the country losing its last investment-grade
COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis for South Africans and indeed people all around the world. The drastic measures being implemented by our government to combat the risks posed by the virus, while welcome and necessary, will no doubt cause a great deal of hardship for many people across a country already struggling with a raft
We’re barely out of the starting blocks on our SmartWage journey but every moment so far has been a nonstop whirlwind of learning and opportunity as we attempt to end the payday poverty cycle and provide people with the tools they need for better financial control and health! The team is buzzing with excitement at