Yesterday, the telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria announced ten alternative channels for its customers to buy airtime for their mobile devices after commercial banks disallowed MTN subscribers to use their channels. All banks in Nigeria, except Zenith Bank, have taken MTN off their platform. Customers can now recharge airtime through fintech solutions platforms such as Flutterwave, […]
At 11:55 am, a few minutes to our scheduled time, there was no sign that Olorunrinu Oduola would show up on Zoom for our interview. It was the third time we were scheduled to meet. “Are we still good as per timing?” I sent this to her on Twitter – the only channel I was […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. For Women’s Month, we are profiling some of Africa’s female founders, C-suite executives, investors, and policymakers. When I meet Tomilola Adejana, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bankly in January at the […]
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wants banks to lend more. This time it’s not just talking. It is compelling them, somewhat. But the new policy it has issued could set the stage for the first real tussle between banks and fintechs.
I took it upon myself to test out these bank apps to see what’s what (but mostly to confirm if my life will actually change like they seem to want me to believe)
Co-creation Hub invited users to their mobile experience lab to test banks’ websites. Here’s what they found.