How To Apply South African Reserve Bank (SARB) 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator


The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition (Funded to 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival)

Applications for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa are open. The South African Reserve Bank calls fintech firms to submit their innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges identified within the financial services industry.

South African Reserve Bank

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today launched the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition. The Global Fintech Hackcelerator, powered by KPMG Matchi, is a fintech acceleration programme that creates a platform for fintech firms to demonstrate their innovative solutions to complex financial challenges in the Southern African region. Fintech firms from anywhere in the world can apply to participate in the programme, to address problem statements constructed by the SARB. 
The SARB views such global fintech acceleration programmes as enabling processes to embrace fintech, while affording the opportunity for regulators to appraise benefits and risks in a balanced manner.
Shortlisted respondents will be invited to showcase their solutions at the Southern African Demo Day on 29 October 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Demo Day will seek to explore sustainable financial services innovations that must address real-world financial services challenges.
On the Demo Day, a panel of judges from the SARB and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority as well as local industry experts will select and announce two winning solutions. Each Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa 2019 winner will:

  • receive a stipend towards travel expenses to attend the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival;
  • get an opportunity to pitch their solution live during the Hackcelerator Demo Day at the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival and engage with industry experts;
  • receive funding to develop a contextualised proof of concept, to be deployed within a year from the Demo Day; and
  • work with high-value corporates to contextualise a solution to their needs, while obtaining market entry into the Singapore and Asia-Pacific region.


  • Interest applicant are click on the link below 
  • Fill the following information
  • Summit the application with the portal  

DEADLINE: October 08, 2019

To apply and for more information visit here

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