FintechNGR (Fintech Association of Nigeria) held its Fintech Outlook 2022 on Thursday, February 10, 2022, an annual event held at the beginning of every year to prepare and educate the ecosystem, unearth and discuss trends, forecasts major drivers, key technology and growth indices that can spur industry players to leapfrog and maximize impact in the year.
Citing the whooping $4.65bn in disclosed funding received by African startups, as shown from available statistics, with over 1.37bn of that amount coming to Nigeria and fintechs in the country taking up a huge 73%, Ade Bajomo, FintechNGR's President, opined that there are indeed "many opportunities to leverage to achieve unparalleled transformation in the fintech landscape". A major reason Bajomo highlighted for the spate of funding African fintechs received in the past year, as well as the astronomic growth rate of payments was the increasingly mobile and tech-savvy youth population.
The speakers present at the event were- Mitchell Elegbe, Founder/GMD, Interswitch, Olufemi Sojinrin, CIO, NIBSS, Odunayo Eweniyi, CEO, Piggyvest, Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO, TeamApt, Nkebet Mesele, Senior Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, VISA, Dr David Isiavwe, President ISSAN & GM, Ecobank, Laurin Hainy, CEO, Fairmoney, Daniel Awe, Head Africa Fintech Foundry, Yinka Edu, Partner, UUBO and the moderator, Adeyinka Adeyemi, CEO, Intermarc Consulting.
Here are some insights shared across different fintech verticals;
Culled from: Proshare