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Opinion

Expert Opinion on Corporate Strategy | Government Policy | Global Action

Ant Group’s Alipay Could Acquire Nigeria's Interswitch or Flutterwave

Ant Group’s Alipay Could Acquire Nigeria's Interswitch or Flutterwave
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Ant Group could acquire Nigeria’s Interswitch next year, analysts say.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
Digital payments hold power to Africa's development

Digital payments hold power to Africa's development
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Africa is on the edge of a future with a vast potential to transform the general standard of living, the ease of doing business and its economy on the whole.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
Could Nigeria’s biometrics-backed BVN show other countries the way for business loans?

Could Nigeria’s biometrics-backed BVN show other countries the way for business loans?
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According to this report by BiometricUpdate.com, Biometrically-secured finance could offer more financing options to help small businesses grow. Nigeria’s biometric Banking Verification Number (BVN) system provides a model that neighboring countries, many with developing ID platforms, could benefit from, writes a Ghanaian financier. Ghana’s current economic growth

Tochukwu Egesi
Tochukwu Egesi
Opinion
Zimbabwe’s Mobile Money Restrictions and Declining Economy: Time For Decisive Remedial Action

Zimbabwe’s Mobile Money Restrictions and Declining Economy: Time For Decisive Remedial Action
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Earlier this year, Zimbabwe imposed a Z$5 000 (US$61) daily limit on all mobile money transactions, in a bid to curb the currency instability in the country caused by the unscrupulous activities of some mobile money agents. However, this has now placed Zimbabwe as the country with the

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
State of Play: Mobile Money in Southern Africa (Part 3)

State of Play: Mobile Money in Southern Africa (Part 3)
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We analysed mobile money transactions in 3 Southern African countries, factoring the volume of transactions and the volume of transactions per subscriber.

Tochukwu Egesi
Tochukwu Egesi
Financial inclusion
Current Thrive Agric Episode Exposes Customer Education Problem of Nigerian Agritech/Fintech Startups

Current Thrive Agric Episode Exposes Customer Education Problem of Nigerian Agritech/Fintech Startups
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It’s has become common knowledge that Thrive Agric is currently facing operational issues which have culminated in its inability to meet up with due payments to subscribers who had invested in its crop and poultry farms. According to Thrive Agric, the economic/logistical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic — caused

Tochukwu Egesi
Tochukwu Egesi
Opinion
Comparing Nigeria and Ghana's Framework for Women Financial Inclusion.

Comparing Nigeria and Ghana's Framework for Women Financial Inclusion.
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This article compares Nigeria’s strategic approach for driving gender-inclusive access to finance, vis-à-vis Ghana’s approach.

Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne Okoro
Financial inclusion
CBN’s Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion In Nigeria: What it Means for Women’s Financial Inclusion

CBN’s Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion In Nigeria: What it Means for Women’s Financial Inclusion
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The Central Bank of Nigeria on September 29, 2020, launched the framework for advancing women’s financial inclusion. The launch of the framework was announced in an online event tagged “Access to Finance Framework for Women”. The framework was conceptualized by the Financial Inclusion Special Intervention Working group and developed

Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Onyeka Koldsweat Akpaida
Opinion