Capturing Nigeria’s unbanked
23 April 2019 | 3:27 pm
In 2018 EFINA launched its Fintech Challenge Fund which seeks to develop and deploy innovative solutions to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria. Dayo Ademola, Head of Innovation at EFINA joins CNBC Africa to discuss the progress of the fund and assess Nigeria’s strategy to bank the unbanked in Nigeria.
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Fintech experts in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania earn the highest salaries in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent report by Digital Frontiers Institute.
1 Feb 2018
Edward George the Country head UK and the Head of Group Research at Ecobank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the role Fintechs could play in Nigeria's financial sector.
3 Jul 2018
The United Kingdom (UK) has indicated interest in partnering the Financial Technology Association of Nigeria to help the industry thrive better in international innovations.
11 Jan 2019
Global Credit rating recently assigned a BB rating with a Stable outlook to One Finance, which is the parent company to Nigeria's financial services platform Paylater. Ngozi Dozie, Co-Founder of One Finance joins CNBC Africa to discuss this development.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria says it plans to set up a Collateral Management Regime aimed at regulating the activities of Fintechs and other technology start-ups operating in the country. Uzoma Dozie, Partner at Black Knights joins CNBC Africa to discuss this story.
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The CEO of Verve International, Mike Ogbalu says although sub-Saharan Africa shares similar challenges across the Fintech industry, other countries within the continent might benefit by emulating Nigeria's strategies. He joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Lupiya, a Zambia-based fintech startup, is a marketplace for microloans. Evelyn Kaingu speaks with Guardian TV about Lupiya's products and financial inclusion in Zambia.
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