Nigeria’s new Open Banking rules will see banks sharing data with fintechs

Open banking is one of the most important regulations to come to banking in the last decade and in Nigeria, it will be a gamechanger. It’s crazy the amount of information banks have about us. When you want to open a bank account, the bank collects your address, tax ID information, utility bills, and your…

Open banking is one of the most important regulations to come to banking in the last decade and in Nigeria, it will be a gamechanger. It’s crazy the amount of information banks have about us. When you want to open a bank account, the bank collects your address, tax ID information, utility bills, and your…

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according to a new report from Allied Market Research, which was…

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according to a new report from Allied Market Research, which was…

The Future of ATMs in Banking

It’s been a tough year for the ATM industry. The core function of these automated tellers has always been cash dispensing. But when cash suddenly becomes an alleged pandemic “disease vector” thanks to widely circulated, but mistaken, reports of a World Health Organization statement, it caused the ATM industry great angst, coming on top of…

It’s been a tough year for the ATM industry. The core function of these automated tellers has always been cash dispensing. But when cash suddenly becomes an alleged pandemic “disease vector” thanks to widely circulated, but mistaken, reports of a World Health Organization statement, it caused the ATM industry great angst, coming on top of…

How COVID-19 Has Changed Payments & Banking Behaviors Forever

Clearly COVID-19 impacted consumer behavior globally as many consumers were forced to work from home, financial institutions closed lobbies and people worried about everything touched by others. The question has been whether initial changes in activities would become fundamental behavioral shifts once the pandemic ended. With people beginning to settle into what their “new normal”…

Clearly COVID-19 impacted consumer behavior globally as many consumers were forced to work from home, financial institutions closed lobbies and people worried about everything touched by others. The question has been whether initial changes in activities would become fundamental behavioral shifts once the pandemic ended. With people beginning to settle into what their “new normal”…

Retail Banking Without Branches: 7 Critical Elements of the New Reality

In the blink of an eye the world of retail banking has changed. Traditional branch banking, long a pillar of the sales strategy for financial institutions, has all but disappeared. Furthermore, consumer habits and behavior have permanently changed. When the current health crisis is finally behind us, we will not be returning to the high-touch…

In the blink of an eye the world of retail banking has changed. Traditional branch banking, long a pillar of the sales strategy for financial institutions, has all but disappeared. Furthermore, consumer habits and behavior have permanently changed. When the current health crisis is finally behind us, we will not be returning to the high-touch…

How the COVID-19 crisis may affect electronic payments in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and a global humanitarian blight. In Africa, thousands of lives have been lost, and our initial estimates suggest that one-third of the working population could either lose their jobs or have their salaries reduced as the lockdowns, curfews, border closures, and shutdowns continue. A level of disruption is…

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and a global humanitarian blight. In Africa, thousands of lives have been lost, and our initial estimates suggest that one-third of the working population could either lose their jobs or have their salaries reduced as the lockdowns, curfews, border closures, and shutdowns continue. A level of disruption is…

Financial Inclusion Does not only mean Walking into a Bank or Using a Phone to Make Transactions – NDIC

The managing director and CEO of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation [NDIC] Alhaji Umar Ibrahim said that the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] financial inclusion strategy is more than having engagements with the bank. Ibrahim said, “Financial inclusion does not only mean walking into a bank or using a phone to make transaction, but also allowing the citizen…

The managing director and CEO of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation [NDIC] Alhaji Umar Ibrahim said that the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] financial inclusion strategy is more than having engagements with the bank. Ibrahim said, “Financial inclusion does not only mean walking into a bank or using a phone to make transaction, but also allowing the citizen…

Instant bank transfers rise to N41.48tn in five months

The value of transactions via the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Instant payment system rose to N41.48tn in five months of this year as banks, fintechs and telecommunications companies intensify efforts to deepen financial inclusion. This is a 36 per cent increase in the value on the transactions compared with N30.448tn transactions in the first five months…

The value of transactions via the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Instant payment system rose to N41.48tn in five months of this year as banks, fintechs and telecommunications companies intensify efforts to deepen financial inclusion. This is a 36 per cent increase in the value on the transactions compared with N30.448tn transactions in the first five months…

Bank’s e-transactions hit N34tn in Q1

A total volume of 557,083,712 transactions valued at N34.02tn were recorded in Q1 2019 as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the Nigeria’s banking sector. The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in a report on Selected banking sector data: Sectorial breakdown of credit, ePayment channels and staff strength. NIBSS Instant Payments transactions dominated the volume…

A total volume of 557,083,712 transactions valued at N34.02tn were recorded in Q1 2019 as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the Nigeria’s banking sector. The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in a report on Selected banking sector data: Sectorial breakdown of credit, ePayment channels and staff strength. NIBSS Instant Payments transactions dominated the volume…

Beyond Mobile Payments: Going up The Value Chain of Fintech in Africa

Amadou Sy Sub-Saharan Africa has become the global leader in mobile money adoption, usage, and innovation. The challenge now is to go beyond the success in payments to meet the unmet demand in the region for other, underdeveloped financial services that can facilitate the digitalization of other segments of the economy. In a new report, my colleagues…

Amadou Sy Sub-Saharan Africa has become the global leader in mobile money adoption, usage, and innovation. The challenge now is to go beyond the success in payments to meet the unmet demand in the region for other, underdeveloped financial services that can facilitate the digitalization of other segments of the economy. In a new report, my colleagues…