In view of deepening financial technology growth in Nigeria for international standard and inclusiveness, the Fintech Association of Nigeria is set to roll out fintech roadmap for its ecosystem.
This is said to help create a robust synergy between industry players for industry and economic growth.
According to Taiwo Joda a member of the association, the roadmap will provide a standard for fintech operation in the country.
Mr Joda who is also the CEO of Accion microfinance bank while speaking at an event organised by the Financial Inclusion Nigeria to mark this year’s financial inclusion week, informed that the roadmap will serve as a guide for potential operators and to provide a regulatory framework for regulatory bodies in checkmating the practice of financial technology in the financial ecosystem.
He identified effective collaboration between the traditional bank players and the fintech community as an effective way of deepening the scope of financial inclusion for national growth.
He said, “The Fintech Association of Nigeria under the leadership of Dr Segun Aina in collaboration with the Security and Exchange Commission and other bodies came together for a document that is due for launch, it’s the future of fintech Nigeria.
“It’s on how to regulate and build a stronger ethics and corporate governance around the financial technology industry, so that things can be done in an ethical manner.
“This framework will bring the fintech together with the banking institutions both the MfBs and the DMBs to a common platform for collaboration in order to drive efficiency.’’
He tasked industry players to embrace financial literacy for the people in order to bring the excluded into the financial ecosystem.
He said the framework will be launched next week during the annual Nigeria Fintech Week programme.