Tag Archives: Open Banking

  • Open banking: Implications for the non-banking finance industry

    Two decades ago, if you wanted to deposit money, pay bills or access a range of financial services, the bank would have been the only place to turn to. But that has since changed with fintechs unbundling banking and offering many of these services as stand-alone offerings. Fintechs like PiggyVest, offer their customers the ability …

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  • Kuda Bank, Rubies join Open Banking Nigeria

    Kuda Bank and Rubies, two of Nigeria’s foremost challenger banks, have become the latest stakeholders in Nigeria’s financial services ecosystem to join Open Banking Nigeria, the broad coalition advocating the adoption of open banking in the country. Kuda Bank and Rubies, both digital banks, will now actively partner with other players within the Nigerian and …

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  • Consumer Savings Application (An Open Banking Use Case)

    by Adedeji Olowe and Khadija Abu Introduction Nigerians have increased the amount of money they save over the last 3 years. This, however, has not yet translated into a true savings culture for most Nigerians. Users and providers of financial savings products and services (banks, fintechs etc.) face several challenges which inhibit the ease of …

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  • Open Banking: Consumer Credit Application (Use Case)

    by Ope Adeoye, Brendan Playford and Oge Okonkwo Introduction Nigeria has a huge credit gap, with lenders and borrowers facing a number of challenges which hinder the ease of providing and accessing credit. This credit gap has contributed to curbing financial inclusion and economic growth. Open banking can transform lending in Nigeria by improving access …

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  • Open Banking and competition in Nigeria’s banking ecosystem

    by  Adedeji Olowe and Oge Okonkwo Introduction The concept of Open Banking is emerging globally as the potential future of the banking industry. Open banking refers to how financial institutions and third-party providers (FinTechs, InsurTechs, Lifestyle service providers, Retail companies, Telcos, Energy companies etc.) leverage open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to share data in a …

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  • Open Banking is a panacea to integration risks

    by Ayowole Popoola and Igboa Abumere Executive Summary The need to build a connected world has become very imperative. Almost every industry has been upturned by the advent of technology and the internet. From the logistics to the automotive sector, the integration of various devices and services to create an interactive world has made users …

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  • Sparkle, the digital bank founded by Uzoma Dozie, joins Open Banking Nigeria

    Sparkle, a digital bank for the retail sector founded by the erstwhile former CEO of Diamond Bank Plc., has become the latest stakeholder in Nigeria’s financial services industry to join other fintechs, banks and accounting firms in the cause for the attainment of unified Open Banking standards to transform Nigeria and lead Africa into a …

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  • Rethinking access to credit in banking services

    Introduction Banks, Fintechs, and other financial institutions have traditionally relied on internal customer and transactional data as well as credit scores/reports from credit bureaus for credit risk assessment. In developing these credit scores and reports, Nigerian credit bureaus have aggregated and leveraged data from financial institutions to conduct their risk assessment. However, the credit bureaus …

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  • Open Banking Nigeria 2019 Annual Report

    Open banking signals a remarkable shift in the business of banking. It embodies a creative disruption of the banking business, leading to a rearrangement of priorities and focus on consumer needs and changing expectations, leveraging data in a system built on open APIs.  At its core, open banking aims to simplify the way customers interact …

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  • Open APIs: An inclusive model for advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria (An Open Banking Nigeria perspective)

    Introduction Financial inclusion has become more than a catchphrase within the financial services space in recent times, primarily due to discussions on the subject from several stakeholders, including development organisations, governments, banks, etc. Investopedia defines financial inclusion as “efforts to make financial products and services accessible and affordable to all individuals and businesses, regardless of …

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