Nigeria’s E-payment Technology, Remita, Partners Social Media Week in Lagos

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Lagos, Nigeria.

Remita, a leading financial technology brand in Africa, has partnered with the organisers of Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos to empower more individuals and businesses in Nigeria and across the continent with the capacity to make greater impact as they access credit from multiple lenders, while maximising the immense potentials of social media.

This disclosure was made recently as the week-long event—which serves as the platform for the fertilisation of ideas, trends, insights and inspiration that help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world—kicked off at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Themed HUMAN.X, a Remita-powered session by 11:00 am on Thursday February 27 2020 would focus on the impact of fintech collaborations on human-focused lending in a digital world. The session would explore digital lending opportunities and empower individuals as well as SMEs with the essential prerequisites to maximise the possibilities in Nigeria’s burgeoning digital lending space.

Bringing together customers, providers, facilitators and regulators of digital lending in Nigeria including banks, other financial technology players and policymakers, panelists would discuss the potentials that abound in retail lending as well as the innovations and extensive opportunities that can be created through increased collaboration among Fintechs, banks, alternate lenders, credit bureaus and other data providers.

Among the speakers at the session are Tunde Kehinde, Co-Founder of Lidya; Ayotunde Bally, Chief Executive Officer of Arvo Finance; Esther Obiekwe who is a Business Head of Digital Banking Group at Access Bank; and David Okeme, Divisional Head, Payment Applications and Vertical Markets at SystemSpecs, providers of Remita. Technology journalist and entrepreneur, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, would moderate the session.

Patrick Ikpelue, Divisional Business Development Lead at SystemSpecs, said: “A virile finance and credit system is a key enabler to the realisation of a number of sustainable development goals, particularly in reducing poverty and raising peoples’ social status. At SystemSpecs, we are committed to empowering the delivery of digital lending to individuals, SMEs and larger organisations to enable them meet their financial needs.”

SystemSpecs is reputable for powering the services of most of Nigeria’s top lenders. Since the inception of its data referencing service in 2017, SystemSpecs has become well-known as a key enabler in the ecosystem by providing insight on credit, streamlining lender’s risk decisions and facilitating the lending of over N35 billion to individuals and SMEs.

Remita thrives on partnerships with other players within Nigeria’s financial and HR ecosystem. Its direct debit offering is adjudged the leader in the industry and continues to attract interest from Deposit Money Banks, Microfinance Banks, alternative lenders and LendTech solution providers.

Now in its 8th year, the 2020 edition of SMW Lagos would feature more than 180 events, 404 speakers and over 20000 attendees across Nigeria and around the world. It shines the spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest individuals and organisations through various events that create opportunities for the continent’s most innovative minds.

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