444. Insights: African fintechs: transforming the continent's financial landscape

Episode 621 · July 17th, 2020 · 52 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

Simon Taylor is joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss the transformation of finance in Africa and how fintechs are building up the industry. Here to discuss the matter are:

  • Benjamin Fernandes - CEO, NALA
  • Fara Ashiru Jituboh - Co-Founder & CEO/CTO, Okra
  • Akeem Lawal - Divisional Chief Executive Officer for Transaction Processing and Enablement Business, Interswitch

In the past couple of decades, the introduction of mobile money, digital payments channels and APIs has started to reshape finance in the world’s youngest and fastest-growing continent. Focusing on East and West sub-Saharan Africa, in this show, Simon and guests discuss the concept of "leap-frogging", growing foreign interest in the African fintech market, and the implications and limitations of Africa's financial revolution for everyday people. Moreover, as the continent makes greater strides towards a digital financial future, who is still left out and what more can be done to ensure fair and equal access to the financial system?

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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