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Here are the Top 5 Fintech Startup Funding Rounds in Nigeria

Nigeria is home to the largest number of startups and startup funding rounds in the last decade in Africa with 383 startups securing over US$2 billion from 2015 to 2022 — a large part of which involve fintech startups, according to

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Flutterwave Merchants Can Now Accept Payments in Digital Currency eNaira

Flutterwave merchants can now process payments in eNaira, the Nigerian digital currency issued and distributed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The self-service payment method is available to all Flutterwave merchants who want to collect Nigerian Naira (NGN) from customers

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African Unicorn Flutterwave Awarded Switching and Processing License in Nigeria

Payments company Flutterwave has been granted a Switching and Processing License by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The switching and processing license allows Flutterwave to enable transactions between banks, fintechs and other financial institutions. The company can also process

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Flutterwave Closes USD $250M in Series D Funding

Flutterwave  announced that it has raised USD $250 million in Series D funding, valuing the company at over $3 billion as the brand continues to transform the way Africans transact on the continent and worldwide. Flutterwave has become the highest

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Fintech Has Taken Off In Africa – Here’s Why It’s Not A Bubble

Some of the most innovative models in fintech we’ve seen have come out of our Africa portfolio, such as the way Pula advanced embedded finance by bundling crop insurance with the seed bought by small farmers. This year, it seems

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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

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FIS Expands Payment Capabilities Into South Africa and Nigeria

FIS, an American Fortune 500 company which offers a wide range of financial products and services, announced that it is expanding its payment processing capabilities into the rapidly growing markets of South Africa, Nigeria and Malaysia. In South Africa and

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Flutterwave Clinches Unicorn Status With US$170 Million Funding

African payments company Flutterwave announced that it has secured US$170 million during its Series C round, attaining unicorn status with a valuation of more than USD $1 billion. The round was led by growth-equity firms Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger

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