FirstBank Sets To Support Fintech Startups

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In demonstrating its support for the fintech space, First Bank of Nigeria has pledged support for startups and innovators in the fintech ecosystem by providing relevant data and infrastructure that would enable them to succeed.

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Speaking at the bank’s FinTech Summit in Lagos, the FirstBank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Adesola Adeduntan reassured the bank commitment in supporting startups and innovators through their SMEConnect Platform.

FirstBank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Adesola Adeduntan

“We will also continue to demonstrate our support for startups and innovators in the fintech space by providing them with relevant data, support and infrastructure to enable them scale appropriately, through our SMEConnect platform,” he said.

The summit, which is the fifth in its series, had the theme: “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunities in the Financial Ecosystem”.

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe, the keynote speaker and Lead Faculty of Tekedia Institute, spoke on: “Open Banking: The Grand Unification of Application Utility Age”.

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The Deputy Director of Payment System of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Musa Jimoh, represented by Olubukola Akinwunmi of the apex bank, said that the framework looked specifically around risk management that needed to be built.

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