Tag Archives: Fintech

  • 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: 4 steps banks and fintechs can adopt in mitigating risks of data leakage

    With millions of customers, banks and other fintechs hold a ton of customer data that they use to make all sorts of decisions. They collect identity cards, utility bills, signatures, and transaction records, which can create useful snapshots of customers when put together.  While collecting this data is important, it creates an obligation. All that …

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  • Open Banking and competition in Nigeria’s banking ecosystem

    by ¬†Adedeji Olowe and Oge Okonkwo Introduction The concept of Open Banking is emerging globally as the potential future of the banking industry. Open banking refers to how financial institutions and third-party providers (FinTechs, InsurTechs, Lifestyle service providers, Retail companies, Telcos, Energy companies etc.) leverage open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to share data in a …

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  • Rethinking access to credit in banking services

    Introduction Banks, Fintechs, and other financial institutions have traditionally relied on internal customer and transactional data as well as credit scores/reports from credit bureaus for credit risk assessment. In developing these credit scores and reports, Nigerian credit bureaus have aggregated and leveraged data from financial institutions to conduct their risk assessment. However, the credit bureaus …

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  • Open Banking Nigeria 2019 Annual Report

    Open banking signals a remarkable shift in the business of banking. It embodies a creative disruption of the banking business, leading to a rearrangement of priorities and focus on consumer needs and changing expectations, leveraging data in a system built on open APIs.¬† At its core, open banking aims to simplify the way customers interact …

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