Nigeria

TradeDepot Secures US$110m to Scale BNPL Service to Retail SMEs

B2B ecommerce and embedded finance platform TradeDepot has raised US$110 million in a Series B equity and debt funding round. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) led the Series B. Participating investors included Novastar, Sahel Capital, CDC Group, and Endeavor Catalyst.

Read More

FSD Africa to Launch BimaLab Insurtech Accelerator in Ghana and Nigeria

Specialist development agency Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa is set to be launching its insurtech accelerator program in Ghana and Nigeria in 2022. The agency will be launching its BimaLab Insurtech Accelerator Program in the two West African countries next

Read More

6 Biggest African Fintech Hubs Take the Spotlight

African fintech hubs have grown rapidly in the past few years, leading to pockets of fintech development across the continent. According to Findexable’s Global Fintech Rankings Report, 14 of the top Middle East and African fintech hubs came from the

Read More

9 Top Fintech Companies in Nigeria You Should Know

Fintech companies in Nigeria are at the forefront of Africa’s fintech revolution, and many of them have turned out to become formidable players to watch out for. Last year, fintech companies in Nigeria picked up a majority of the funding

Read More

SME Lending Startup Payhippo Fetches US$3m Seed Funding

Nigeria-based SME lending startup Payhippo has secured US$3 million in a seed funding round, according to a statement by the company. The round was led by a number of African founders leading some of the continent’s biggest fintech companies. They

Read More

These 7 Digital Banks in Africa Are Heating up the Competition

In the context of digital banks in Africa, two challenger banks have clearly made their mark. One of these is the 2019-launched TymeBank from South Africa. TymeBank is the biggest digital bank in Africa by funding, having raised about US$169

Read More

Nigeria Launches the eNaira Digital Currency

Nigeria officially rolled out its central bank digital currency (CBDC), the eNaira, on October 25. This makes it the first country in the African continent to officially allow the use of a CBDC as legal tender. Originally scheduled for an

Read More

Asante Raises US$7.5m Series A for MSME Lending Platform

MSME lending startup Asante Financial Services Group announced that it has raised US$7.5 million in the first tranche of its Series A fundraise. The round was led by Goodwell Investments with participation by investors including Sorenson Impact Foundation and Forsage

Read More

5 Out of 7 Tech Unicorns in Africa Come From Fintech

Africa is seeing a rush of funding for its fintech sector, and some companies have already emerged as the continent’s biggest fintech bets, becoming unicorns in Africa. African fintech companies have raised more in the first seven months than they

Read More

Nigerian Open Banking Startup Mono Picks Up US$15m Series A

Lagos-headquartered open banking startup Mono has raised US$15 million in a Series A. The round was led by Flutterwave’s backer Tiger Global. Participating investors included a mix of new backers Target Global (which also invested in Kuda Bank), General Catalyst,

Read More