Africa Tech Festival is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award

Voting is now open!

New for 2021, The Fintech Innovation of the Year Award recognises the organisation, project or individual who has disrupted the African Fintech space.

WINNER

OtangU- Eat Now Pay Later

OtangU – Eat Now Pay Later is a buy now pay later (BNPL) solution built to empower the underprivileged with food access to achieve zero hunger. We redefine the way people spend on necessities such as food. Although we live in a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, eradicating hunger is one of the great challenges of our time.


As a company that focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), our solution is designed to improve the hunger situation by adopting Goal 2 of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Shortlist

ECOBBA AFRICA LTD

ECOBBA is a FinTech platform built to support community savings and lending groups by enabling better data storage and management, secure transactions, financial access and value addition. ECOBBA is on a mission to positively transform the lives of African people through digitizing savings, credit groups and by offering a more robust and transparent market space.

Interswitch Group

Interswitch Group (Native Proprietary Blockchain tech stack tailored for Africa)

Interswitch’s broad network and robust payments platform have been instrumental to the development of the Nigerian payments ecosystem and provide Interswitch with credibility to expand across Africa. It operates as an integrated technology company with digital payments, transaction processing and e-commerce capabilities and provides technology integration, advisory support, digital payments, digital commerce, financial inclusion, payment infrastructure and HealthTech services across Africa.

Ericsson Wallet Platform

Ericsson is a leading provider of Mobile Financial Services in Africa with an easy-to-use, functional, secure and reliable platform with open API’s that combines the high performance telco level and high secure financial level capabilities, all delivered in an DevOps setup enabling fast and reliable solution.

Leading CSP’s across Africa trust Ericsson Mobile Financial services to support their business: MTN is a long-term partner for their African operating companies, Orange has selected Ericsson to ramp-up its mobile money service and accelerate financial inclusion in Africa across fourteen countries and TMCEL Mozambique is another customer who is expanding its network and digital services ecosystem with Ericsson.

In 2021 Ericsson Financial Services serves more than 305 million registered users, processed transactions worth more than 263 Billion USD. 241 billion USD of has circulated across the platform, including transfers in of over  121 billion USD and payment adding to 24 billion USD. 

Huawei

Huawei Supports M-Pesa Africa (Joint Venture between Safaricom and Vodacom) with FinTech Innovation

Digital financial services have become vital in combatting the global COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the development of Mobile Money services was accelerated. M-Pesa Services (which run by M-Pesa Africa and the platform provided by Huawei) help individuals and businesses manage their finances remotely, safely and securely in multiple ways.  

M-Pesa platform enables governments and non-governmental organizations to quickly transfer financial assistance to vulnerable groups and to raise donations for disaster relief efforts. Additionally, Fuliza services allow users to pay with a credit loan when their balance is insufficient, and the credit loan is automatically returned after the top-up.