Africa Fintech Festival (AFF), which is fast becoming a global brand, starts today in Lagos.
The Guardian gathered that the National Fintech Conference, rebranded as AFF, has recorded a lot of successes, breaking new frontiers in technological and financial spheres in Nigeria and beyond.
Organised by Fintech Associates Ltd, Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) and FintechStage, with support from Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), the ecosystem event is billed to be a think-tank in the advancement of African indigenous technological innovations and initiatives aimed at solving peculiar African challenges with home-grown solutions.
The first edition of the conference in Nigeria in 2016 led to the formation of FintechNGR as a response to the need to foster collaboration among sectoral components to enhance transactional, regulatory and beneficial policy framework to drive innovation rather than stifling it.
The second edition held in January 24, 2018 focused on engendering cross-border collaboration, policy aggregation and promotion of indigenous solutions as exportable goods across the continent, which led to the establishment of Africa Fintech Network (AFN), a conglomerate of national Fintech associations from across Africa working towards the creation of ‘one-market’ Fintech platform….Read more