7 episodes

Financial technology in Africa is changing at an accelerating rate, and with it, the very nature of business on the continent. As one of the largest payments companies in Africa, the Paystack team is constantly speaking to teams doing amazing work all over the continent. The Decode Fintech Podcast allows us to hit "record" and share what we're learning!

We'll be speaking with a broad range of players from across the African fintech ecosystem, from startup founders, to bankers, to the folks who run the card networks, to regulators, and many others.

Tune in as the people building Africa’s financial infrastructure share what they’re seeing on the frontlines — what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Financial technology in Africa is changing at an accelerating rate, and with it, the very nature of business on the continent. As one of the largest payments companies in Africa, the Paystack team is constantly speaking to teams doing amazing work all over the continent. The Decode Fintech Podcast allows us to hit "record" and share what we're learning!

We'll be speaking with a broad range of players from across the African fintech ecosystem, from startup founders, to bankers, to the folks who run the card networks, to regulators, and many others.

Tune in as the people building Africa’s financial infrastructure share what they’re seeing on the frontlines — what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

    How PiggyVest helps a new generation of Nigerians save and invest

    How PiggyVest helps a new generation of Nigerians save and invest

    The Nigerian Fintech space is seeing an explosion of savings, lending and investment platforms.

    Today's episode features Odunayo Eweniyi, the Co-Founder and COO of PiggyVest, one of the earliest independent digital savings platforms in Nigeria.

    We explore how the idea for PiggyVest was born from a viral tweet, and their journey from being a savings platform, to now, additionally, making investments accessible to every Nigerian.

    • 49 min
    How Visa deepens financial inclusion for businesses using Visa QR

    How Visa deepens financial inclusion for businesses using Visa QR

    In this episode, Nkebet Mesele, Snr Director, Solutions Management, Sub-Saharan Africa at Visa, breaks down Visa QR - their payment product where your camera scans a QR code to pay.

    We explore how it evolved to break down the barriers to commerce for businesses across Africa.

    • 29 min
    BuyCoins and the rise of cryptocurrency in Nigeria

    BuyCoins and the rise of cryptocurrency in Nigeria

    Bitcoin... Litecoin... Ethereum. Cryptocurrencies continue to dominate the headlines. What's going on in Nigeria's cryptocurrency landscape, how have regulators responded, and what does the future hold?

    Our guest today is Timi Ajiboye, co-founder and CEO of BuyCoins, a service that enables users trade cryptocurrencies. Timi shares what he's learned from building one of Nigeria's largest cryptocurrency platforms.

    • 23 min
    The story of American Express' entry into Nigeria

    The story of American Express' entry into Nigeria

    Visa, Mastercard, and Verve. These are currently the dominant card networks in Nigeria. But in September 2018, American Express - the world's largest integrated global payments platform - made waves by announcing their entry into the market.

    In this episode, we speak with Catherine Malec, Vice President of Business Development at American Express. Catherine shares a brief history of Amex, what Amex looks for in local partners, and exactly what American Express' launch means for card users and business owners.

    • 30 min
    Paga's 10 year journey to mobile wallet dominance in Nigeria

    Paga's 10 year journey to mobile wallet dominance in Nigeria

    Paga is one of a handful of non-bank companies that have succeeded in building a truly mainstream financial product in Nigeria.

    Over 11 million Nigerians use Paga's mobile wallet to send and receive money and pay their bills. In 2018, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) recognized Paga with an award for being the top mobile money operator, by transaction count, for the third year in a row.

    Paga recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary, and in this episode, Paga CEO Tayo Oviosu tells us the story of how his team built a B2C African fintech success over the course of a decade.

    • 29 min
    How GTB 737 became one of Nigeria's largest USSD brands

    How GTB 737 became one of Nigeria's largest USSD brands

    Yemi Atanda, Group Head of ePayments at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), takes us behind the scenes of GTB 737, GTB's wildly successful USSD service.

    Yemi shares the origin of 737, from how they selected the specific numbers 737, to usage trends, to the wildly successful mass marketing campaign that helped introduce the financial product to everyday Nigerians.

    • 34 min

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Black Excellence, African King ,

Excellent Podcast on everything Fintech in Africa

It’s a great listen.

qeop345 ,

Best fintech podcast!

Found this to be super insightful and the interviews were very thoughtful. Great stuff, please keep it coming!

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