Episode 25 of the BIG5D Podcast features a conversation with Mike Smits, who is co-founder and CFO of Ukheshe, a South African fintech that operates largely in the background of Africa’s financial services ecosystem.
Episode 24 of the BIG5D Podcast features Ezana Raswork, founder and CEO of Africa 118, an East African local search platform, and of Taskmoby, an on-demand home services marketplace platform based in Ethiopia.
Paga, Nigeria’s largest mobile payments firm, is applying for membership to Africa’s unicorn club. This much was reported back in June when Paga Group CEO Tayo Oviosu told Bloomberg that unicorn status was coming “in the next year or two.”
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Lower-wage workers tend to run out of cash before payday. This is true everywhere. But even more so in Africa where 30-day pay cycles are common.These cash crunches often lead workers to take out high-interest short-term loans to survive until the next payday. These can be street loans or their legitimized cousin, the payday loan.
Episode 23 of the BIG5D Podcast features Tariq Sheikh, founder and CEO of Postpay, A Dubai-based buy now, pay later platform. This is a branch of eCommerce and fintech that allows consumers to pay for purchases in installments, often interest-free. The model is popular worldwide, in particular among younger consumers.
Episode 22 of the BIG5D Podcast features Deepankar Rustagi, CEO of Omnibiz Africa. Deepankar founded Lagos-based Omnibiz in 2020 to help small FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) retailers run their businesses more efficiently.
We’ve been covering the Africa-Middle East buy now, pay later market pretty closely. And it’s impossible to accurately cover the regional BNPL market without tracking the moves being made by international players.