Tag Archives: Financial Technology

  • What Are The Next Steps For Open Banking In Nigeria?

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently released the exposure draft of the operational guidelines of Open Banking in Nigeria which clearly stipulates the roles, responsibilities and expectations for each participant in the open banking system. The draft focuses on ensuring that open banking in Nigeria starts on a foundation of solid operational efficiency.  The …

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  • Open Banking: Driving growth for banks in Nigeria

    Introduction The way we carry out financial transactions today is very different from what it used to be. At the moment, there are a lot of fintech companies and innovators constantly pushing the boundaries within the finance sector. These advancements have created the importance of seamlessly sharing data through an open banking system. This would …

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  • Open banking: Implications for the non-banking finance industry

    Two decades ago, if you wanted to deposit money, pay bills or access a range of financial services, the bank would have been the only place to turn to. But that has since changed with fintechs unbundling banking and offering many of these services as stand-alone offerings. Fintechs like PiggyVest, offer their customers the ability …

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  • Open Banking is a panacea to integration risks

    by Ayowole Popoola and Igboa Abumere Executive Summary The need to build a connected world has become very imperative. Almost every industry has been upturned by the advent of technology and the internet. From the logistics to the automotive sector, the integration of various devices and services to create an interactive world has made users …

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  • Open APIs: An inclusive model for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria (An Open Banking Nigeria perspective)

    Introduction Financial inclusion has become more than a catchphrase within the financial services space in recent times, primarily due to discussions on the subject from several stakeholders, including development organisations, governments, banks, etc. Investopedia defines financial inclusion as “efforts to make financial products and services accessible and affordable to all individuals and businesses, regardless of …

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  • Redefining Customer-Centricity

    By Khadijah Abu and Yvonne-Faith Elaigwu Introduction Traditionally, most financial products and services were designed without consulting customers or truly understanding their peculiar needs. Product designs and features were rather focused on what technology can do – highlighting new features and innovation which may not address the core of customer needs. Hence, the idea of …

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  • The Paypers releases the Open Banking Report 2019

    The Paypers has launched Open Banking Report 2019, which strives to offer the freshest and most robust insights into the global Open Banking landscape. The 2019 report clarifies the role of key key-players in a post-September 14th world and assesses how the landscape has shifted within Europe and beyond, highlighting trends that should shape the …

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  • How will the role of incumbents evolve? – An Open Banking Nigeria Perspective

    Introduction Open banking is the outcome of direct and indirect push from change drivers such as technology, competition, customer expectations & preferences, and regulation in the financial services ecosystem. Redefining banking and other financial services, the open model provides a sneak preview into how financial services will be delivered and consumed as part of the …

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  • Is Nigeria Ready for an API-Led Banking? – An Open Banking Nigeria perspective

    Nigerian banks have become leaders within the digital finance space in Africa within the last 10 years. While many reference M-Pesa as an example of mobile money innovation in Africa that Nigeria is yet to completely pull off, it can be stated that Nigerian banks currently offer more than what M-Pesa or other mobile money schemes …

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  • Interswitch, Paga adopt Open Banking, to champion advocacy in Nigeria

    Interswitch, Africa’s largest integrated digital payments and financial technology firm, and pioneer mobile payments firm, Paga have joined other forward-thinking stakeholders in Nigeria’s financial services industry to adopt Open Banking and champion its advocacy in Nigeria with the aim of driving innovation and choice for customers, businesses, financial technology firms, banks and other players in …

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