Tag Archives: Open Banking Nigeria

  • Open Banking Explained in 60 seconds

    If you were asked to explain the concept of Open Banking, how would you describe it in less than a minute? Watch Open Banking Nigeria Trustee, Adedeji Olowe, in 60 seconds simplify the term and why it has been important to drive and establish Open Banking standards in the last 5 years. Watch the video …

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  • Central Bank of Nigeria's logo is seen on the headquarters building in Abuja

    Four innovations with CBN’s open banking regulations

    Nigeria is undoubtedly in the lead with its open banking initiatives among African countries and other developing countries. Following the release of the operational guidelines for open banking in Nigeria, the journey to fully launched open banking standards is within months at the most. Open banking holds the potential to promote financial inclusion and transform …

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  • Advocating for Open Banking in Nigeria

    Open Banking Nigeria Trustee, Adedeji Olowe and Head of content at Open Banking Expo, Ellie Duncan, recently sat down for a chat on the ‘Open Banking Expo Unplugged’ podcast. In the 25-minute podcast, Olowe tells how far Nigeria is from implementing Open Banking and the current challenges being faced. He also reveals why the establishment …

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  • What Are The Next Steps For Open Banking In Nigeria?

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently released the exposure draft of the operational guidelines of Open Banking in Nigeria which clearly stipulates the roles, responsibilities and expectations for each participant in the open banking system. The draft focuses on ensuring that open banking in Nigeria starts on a foundation of solid operational efficiency.  The …

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  • Open Banking: Driving growth for banks in Nigeria

    Introduction The way we carry out financial transactions today is very different from what it used to be. At the moment, there are a lot of fintech companies and innovators constantly pushing the boundaries within the finance sector. These advancements have created the importance of seamlessly sharing data through an open banking system. This would …

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  • Open Banking In Africa

    The conversation on Open Banking in Africa is one that has been a long time coming. While the benefits seem apparent at first glance, there’s a lot at stake for banks, fintechs, governments, and consumers. Open Banking uses secure application programming interface (API) integration with banking systems and mutually agreed on API taxonomy to let …

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  • How Open banking can transform payments in Nigeria

    A couple of years ago, every Nigerian household made the monthly trip to the bank or electricity provider company, cash in hand, with their bill slip and means of identification to pay their electric bills. It was a similar story for all other bills and payments people had to make.  Payments improved after the CBN …

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  • Why Open Banking and what’s in it for banks in Nigeria?

    With the many changes in the banking sector and the country as a whole, Open Banking seeks to bridge the gap between banks and fintechs with standardized API access; where all banks share the same data and API taxonomy. It is essential to note that there is currently a power imbalance between banks and fintechs. …

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  • Open Banking Nigeria Annual Report- The Year 2020

    Open banking represents a shift – a movement from closed models to open systems that promote optimal value for both end-users and businesses alike. The ecosystem is fueled by seamless exchange of data based on customer consent, nevertheless in a controlled form enabled by Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). By breaking the monopoly of access to …

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  • Open Banking: 4 steps banks and fintechs can adopt in mitigating risks of data leakage

    With millions of customers, banks and other fintechs hold a ton of customer data that they use to make all sorts of decisions. They collect identity cards, utility bills, signatures, and transaction records, which can create useful snapshots of customers when put together.  While collecting this data is important, it creates an obligation. All that …

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