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BDO’s new report explores the surge in Fintech innovation in Africa

BDO’s new report explores the surge in Fintech innovation in Africa

BDO Africa has released its Africa Fintech report that explores how transformative technology within the African Fintech landscape has the potential to shape a more inclusive and prosperous future for the continent.

According to the report, Africa is witnessing a groundbreaking surge in Fintech innovation, rapidly unlocking a continent brimming with economic potential. For businesses to capitalize on this transformative technology, specialized guidance to navigate the complexities of regulation, competition, and technological integration is required.

“With the Fintech market expected to be worth around $65 billion by 2030, it is crucial for businesses to understand the minutia associated with recent advancements, ongoing challenges, and regional variations in the sector. As leading advisors in the Fintech space, we have compiled this report to bring clarity to navigating the complexities of the market in the hopes of empowering more businesses to join the race.” Nevellan Moodley, Head of Financial Services Advisory at BDO, says.

The report takes a deep and insightful dive into topics such as trends, opportunities and challenges, regional dynamics and the distinct Fintech ecosystems of Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa, the importance of establishing clear and harmonized regulatory frameworks that balance innovation, consumer protection, financial stability, and cybersecurity in ensuring the security and trustworthiness of Fintech systems. 

“The African fintech space is growing exponentially, but the development of the fintech ecosystem is still in the early stages”, says Keshan Pillay, Associate Director: Financial Services Technology BDO. “By breaking down Africa’s FinTech landscape and providing real insights around the high level of fragmentation per country, we are removing the barriers that could be holding businesses back and providing guidance on reaping the full economic benefit of this growing market.”

As the market matures, Africa is on a trajectory to becoming the next globally recognized Fintech hub.

“We can say with confidence that although there is still quite the way to go, the current state of Fintech in Africa is on the right path. We have seen the opportunity and are intent on leveraging our expertise to get more businesses into a state of readiness so that they are empowered to offer more customized solutions for niche population segments that keeps them sustainably growing. We are thrilled to be playing an active role in the continent's journey to revolutionizing the financial services industry as we know it,” concludes Moodley.

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