Entries open for Nigerian FinTech Awards

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Organiser of the Nigerian FinTech Awards, an integral part of the weeklong Lagos Fintech Week, will recognise and reward innovation in the use of information technology in the financial industry as well those who have contributed to its success.

A statement signed by chairman of the organising committee, Dr. Yele Okeremi, said there would be a total of over 13 different award categories to vie for when the Nigerian Fintech Award comes up in Lagos, in April.

The awards would promote the best research in Fintech in order to encourage more fintech companies and technology start-ups to invest in research.

According to him, the most important award at the event would be the Fintech Startup of the Year.
He explained: “Judges seek a FinTech start-up business (business or core service launched in the past 18 months) that has disrupted the financial services sector with new and innovative services, created competition and transformed the way we experience financial services.”

Other award categories include Fintech leader of the year, Female Fintech leader of the year, Fintech Startup of the year, Fintech innovation in biometrics tool/cyber security platform, Fintech innovation in customer engagement and best Fintech-Bank collaboration of the year and others.
The entry deadline is April 5, 2019.