If you live in Africa and still haven’t heard about Ecobank then you just might be living under a rock.(sorry…) With over a 1000 branches in 33 different African countries, Ecobank is making impressive strides in the African Banking terrain. Ecobank understands one truth – go digital or die. In order not to die, Ecobank began implementing a bank-wide initiative to Go Digital. Beyond doing that, Ecobank wants to power fintech startups in Africa. In essence, the cake is so large, they want to share it! They began this by launching the Ecobank Fintech Challenge in 2017.
Shortly after the vice-president of Ghana visited selected Tech firms in the country followed by a visit to Silicon accompanied by the heads of these firms, Nigeria’s Vice President is doing same. Yemi Osinbajo, vice president of Nigeria, arrived Lagos on Tuesday to visit tech companies around the state.
With a simple mission, this startup company is building a financial service powerhouse in emerging markets including Africa. Tala has a goal to build a world where underserved people everywhere have financial access, choice and control.