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5 Types of Biometrics for FinTech Platforms

3rd December 2022

  For decades, before biometrics, passwords have been the primary access control tool for users of digital platforms. And they still are, for the most part. But closer to the present, ill-intentioned agents have found ways to exploit the weaknesses of this tool, gain entry to users’ accounts, and steal their information (and money). Read … Continue reading 5 Types of Biometrics for FinTech Platforms

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FinTech

4 Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Crashing?

  Last week, Quidax and Lazerpay, two leading cryptocurrency platforms in Nigeria laid off over 50% of their workforce. It is not unconnected to the rising decline of cryptocurrency despite denials.  Although crypto crashes are not new, the recent bear market has caused great reasons for traders and investors to worry. In fact, experts have … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Crashing?

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FinTech

Pivo Raises $2 Million Seed Funding

29th November 2022

  Pivo, a female-led Nigerian FinTech startup has closed a $2 million seed round that included participation from Precursor Ventures, Vested World, Y Combinator, Foundrs, and Mercy Corp Ventures. The FinTech startup is a financial service provider that offers a variety of services such as credit, payments, and expense management to small and medium-sized enterprises … Continue reading Pivo Raises $2 Million Seed Funding

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BUSINESS FinTech

Autocheck Launches Autochek Financial Services

26th November 2022

  On November 22, Africa’s leading automotive technology company launched its FinTech arm, Autochek Financial Services to accelerate automobile financing in Africa. The extension aims at providing a range of vehicle financing solutions for customers and businesses across the continent.  Read more about Business The FinTech service will also serve as a platform of financial … Continue reading Autocheck Launches Autochek Financial Services

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FinTech

These 5 Apps Will Protect Your Money Against Inflation

25th November 2022

  As prices across the board continue to soar and living gets ever more expensive, there’s a lot of concern that the real value of incomes is being depleted. This concern isn’t misplaced. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that the annual inflation rate currently stands at about 21%. In other words, it has … Continue reading These 5 Apps Will Protect Your Money Against Inflation

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FinTech TECH

Flutterwave Launches $endmobile, Signs Tobi Amusan As Ambassador

19th November 2022

  Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave, launched its mobile app, $endmobile on Friday, 18th of November. The app will facilitate the faster and easier transfer of funds from the Diaspora to the African continent.  Read more about Tech In a statement seen by Connect Nigeria, the FinTech giant also signed the Nigerian field and … Continue reading Flutterwave Launches $endmobile, Signs Tobi Amusan As Ambassador

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FinTech TECH

How FinTech Startups Can Achieve a Profitable and Sustainable Banking Transformation

15th November 2022

  The terrain of the financial services industry is advancing quickly, and for FinTechs in Nigeria to overcome, the need to diversify is crucial. Four key principles can stimulate FinTechs to attain a profitable and sustainable transformation. This can only be achieved by having a clear-cut pathway, a set of clearly understood prerogatives, an idea … Continue reading How FinTech Startups Can Achieve a Profitable and Sustainable Banking Transformation

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FinTech TECH

Why Is the Nigerian FinTech Industry The Most Funded in Africa?

  Nigerian FinTech is the most funded in Africa. In the recent Google Black Founders funding series, 25 startups in Africa received between $10,000 and $50,000 to upscale. Out of the 25 startups, 18 startups were from Nigeria. There are a lot of factors driving foreign investors to look towards Nigerian startups. Read more about … Continue reading Why Is the Nigerian FinTech Industry The Most Funded in Africa?

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FinTech TECH

5 Tips on How to Navigate the Perfect Storm in FinTech

  In the past ten months, dozens of startups in Nigeria have either shut down or downsized. The big names such as Opay, Kuda, Konga, Jumia, etc. are not left out. This is the same elsewhere in the world. According to a report by Finextra, in the first quarter of 2022, global fintech indeed saw … Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Navigate the Perfect Storm in FinTech

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FinTech TECH

7 Facts About Nigeria’s FinTech Industry In 2022

11th November 2022

  Nigeria’s FinTech industry has grown rapidly over the past decade. Starting out with just a handful of payments companies, it’s expanded on all fronts and now includes multiple segments, each with a large number of players. The space is populated by hundreds of startups, with many new ventures emerging every other year. Read more … Continue reading 7 Facts About Nigeria’s FinTech Industry In 2022

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FinTech

Agency Banking, Not A Catalyst To Nigeria’s Cashless Vision

9th November 2022

  Agency banking, which led to the proliferation of POS terminals, has not aided in Nigeria’s cashless policy operations. Although the system was introduced in 2013 as part of the CBN’s efforts towards the cashless policy, more cash has been in circulation.  Read more about Fintech On January 1, 2012, the Central Bank of Nigeria … Continue reading Agency Banking, Not A Catalyst To Nigeria’s Cashless Vision

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FinTech

4 Leading Niches For Neobanks In Nigeria 

5th November 2022

    Digital banking thrives on niches. Without niches, customers will find it difficult to identify brands that are specifically designed to meet their needs. Hence, neobanks in Nigeria need to design their offerings in a way that announces their niches. Read more about Fintech In Nigeria, there are dozens of neobanks. Some of them … Continue reading 4 Leading Niches For Neobanks In Nigeria 

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FinTech

6 Things You Should Do Before Applying For A Digital Loan

4th November 2022

In the past, most regular people could not get loans from banks. Starting about a decade ago, online lending platforms emerged to fill this gap. They offered the public an easy and convenient way to apply for and get loans. All that users had to do was to register on loan apps, apply for loans, … Continue reading 6 Things You Should Do Before Applying For A Digital Loan

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FinTech

African Content Platform, Breach, Launches

3rd November 2022

  Crypto company, Nestcoin, has launched a content writing platform, Breach. The company which was formerly a website that educated readers on crypto content and helped them make better investment choices, has given other content platforms like Medium and Substack a run for their money.  Read more about Fintech In their bid to cause a … Continue reading African Content Platform, Breach, Launches

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FinTech

How Digital Banking Could Evolve Over The Next Ten Years

28th October 2022

Banking has undertaken an exhilarating journey of transformation in the past couple of decades. We have witnessed the appearance of mobile banking applications, which initially existed to complement service provision at banking halls. We’ve watched the emergence of fully digital financial institutions that do practically everything we expect of physical banks, but via online platforms. … Continue reading How Digital Banking Could Evolve Over The Next Ten Years

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FinTech Opportunities TECH

Binance Charity Partnership With Utiva: 1000 Young Africans to Access Scholarship for Technology Skill Training

26th October 2022

  Binance Charity has partnered with Utiva to sponsor 1,000 young Africans in a 1-year intensive skill training program. Binance Charity, which is a philanthropic arm of the world’s largest cryptocurrency company, Binance, has made a collaboration with a technology Education Company in Africa, Utiva to deliver this gold mine to young Africans. Read more … Continue reading Binance Charity Partnership With Utiva: 1000 Young Africans to Access Scholarship for Technology Skill Training

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FinTech

Moove Secures £15 Million Funding To Scale Operations In The UK

24th October 2022

    World’s first mobility FinTech, Moove has secured the sum of £15 million to scale its operations to the United Kingdom. Moove is arguably the biggest mobility tech startup as well the largest vehicle supply partner of Uber in EMEA. Raising a sum of £15 million from Emso Asset Management for expansion, operations, and … Continue reading Moove Secures £15 Million Funding To Scale Operations In The UK

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FinTech TECH

How To Protect Your Mobile Banking Apps From Hackers

Bank apps—and FinTech apps in general –have made financial transactions relatively easy. They have brought a level of convenience to payments, account access and wealth management that we could only have dreamt of just a couple of decades ago. But this benefit has come at a cost. Read more about FinTech Cyber criminals have found … Continue reading How To Protect Your Mobile Banking Apps From Hackers

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FinTech

Herconomy Expands into a Fintech Startup

17th October 2022

Herconomy, a vibrant community of women, has joined the fintech space. Ife Durosimi-Etti initially founded the company to grant women access to jobs, opportunities, training and workshops. However, it has launched its fintech product-a mobile savings app that allows women to save and earn up to 10% annual interest on their savings. Read more about … Continue reading Herconomy Expands into a Fintech Startup

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FinTech TECH

How FinTechs Can Grow With Incentive Marketing

14th October 2022

If you’re anything like most people, you’ll love gifts. So it’s little wonder that they work as enticements; you can offer them to other people as a reward for taking the action you want from them. Read more about Fintech Businesses are leveraging this love of freebies through what’s called incentive marketing. This means that … Continue reading How FinTechs Can Grow With Incentive Marketing

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FinTech

Problems And Prospects of the POS Payment In Nigeria

12th October 2022

  The Point of Sales (POS) use was introduced in Nigeria in 2013 by the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) led administration. This followed the introduction of the agent banking system and financial inclusion policy to reach the unbanked and underbanked population of the rural and semi-rural segments of Nigerian society through … Continue reading Problems And Prospects of the POS Payment In Nigeria

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FinTech

How Nigerian FinTechs Are Winning With Referrals

7th October 2022

Nigeria’s fintech industry has taken off. From multi-million dollar funding deals to soaring revenues, the indicators of growth all appear to be positive. This is partly because the startups in this space meet widespread needs. The demand for their services is huge, and there’s generally an appetite for innovative (if disruptive) solutions. Read more about … Continue reading How Nigerian FinTechs Are Winning With Referrals

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FinTech

4 Things FinTech Founders Must Note To Make Digital Finance Impact

6th October 2022

  Unlike in China, the United States, Europe and Canada, there is a great dearth in the Nigerian digital finance ecosystem regarding impact. Whether it’s e-commerce, person-to-person (P2P) transfers, savings, credit, and general financial technology, the nation’s digital finance landscape is not overwhelming compared to other climes. Read more about Fintech This is a result … Continue reading 4 Things FinTech Founders Must Note To Make Digital Finance Impact

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FinTech

China’s FinTech Prosperity: Lessons for Nigerian Founders

29th September 2022

  Studies have shown that China’s FinTech ecosystem is the fastest growing in the world. According to a study done by Mastercard in 2018, China’s FinTech boom has reached an unprecedented height, marking the Asian giant as the biggest in the world. From FinTech giants like Alipay, Tencent and Ant to smaller startups like Yiri … Continue reading China’s FinTech Prosperity: Lessons for Nigerian Founders

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FinTech Press Release

Luno Expands Cryptocurrency Offering – Adding Cardano and Solana to Its Platform

23rd September 2022

  Luno, the global cryptocurrency investment app that aims to put the power of crypto in everyone’s hands, has today announced it is adding two more cryptocurrencies to its app: Cardano (ADA) and Solana from early October (SOL). From today, users can buy, sell, and store ADA on the Luno app and website, alongside its … Continue reading Luno Expands Cryptocurrency Offering – Adding Cardano and Solana to Its Platform

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FinTech

Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Crypto Exchange

27th August 2022

A crypto exchange allows you to buy, sell and trade digital assets and cryptocurrency. They are simply platforms that allow you to trade all sorts of crypto tokens and coins. There are a few things you need to consider before choosing an exchange. Because a bad choice may lead to you losing your investments. Likewise, … Continue reading Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Crypto Exchange

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FinTech Women

Female Fintech Founder: Temitope Omotolani

Our female fintech founder series today focuses on Temitope Omotolani, one of the remarkable ladies challenging gender inequality in the Nigerian tech space. She is one of the co-founders of Farmcrowdy and the current CEO of Crowdyvest. Read more about Fintech Crowdyvest is an impact-driven fintech platform that creates financial solutions for individuals and communities … Continue reading Female Fintech Founder: Temitope Omotolani

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Finance FinTech

Key Impacts Of Fintech On E-commerce In Nigeria

E-commerce in Nigeria has experienced drastic changes over the last couple of years. These changes have stemmed from technological improvements, strategy implementations and fintech evolutions. Fintech has come to gain much ground in the e-commerce sector and even all forms of trading in general. This has led to an increase in the demand for financial … Continue reading Key Impacts Of Fintech On E-commerce In Nigeria

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FinTech

TorcheAfrica Sparks Biometric Payments Movements In Africa

24th August 2022

Most emerging fintech startups in Nigeria seek to solve the problem of financial inclusion. That is making financial services and products available to various underserved segments of Nigerian society. Many startups have been able to provide insurance, savings, payments, and access to credits to these groups of people in different ways. Read more about Fintech On the … Continue reading TorcheAfrica Sparks Biometric Payments Movements In Africa

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FinTech

Top Digital Wallets In Nigeria 

Nigeria is becoming a cashless society where people buy goods, and services and pay for them online. They believe it is more convenient and secure to do so rather than carry cash around. Digital payment methods such as Internet banking, mobile banking, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), banking cards, and payment links are what made this possible. … Continue reading Top Digital Wallets In Nigeria 

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