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:

Why InsurTech should be like football (soccer)
…It’s got to do with the weak-links, not the strong ones

Josie’s pick:

South Africa’s rand rallies ahead of expected GDP boost
I chose it due to the positive nature of the news in an otherwise negative era we seem to be stuck in politically and economically in South Africa.

Yusuf’s pick:

Four years and $22 billion later, WhatsApp has decided ads aren’t awful, after all
“Things change, perspectives evolve, and sometimes things you said a couple years ago aren’t what you think today. Happens all the time.”

Colin’s pick:

The moment a cattle farmer’s son pulled off a technology world first
A great story about a successful SA startup in the space…

Gianluca’s pick:

If Apple can’t keep its secrets, who can?
It’s been a big week for the tech-giant, Apple. A new iPhone (7 has been announced) and with it a number of new features including water resistance and no head-phone jack. The new features weren’t exactly a secret though (which is something Apple is notorious for in keeping the reveals for their marquee events) as the rumour mill took to the web and got the crowds buzzing…

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