Asante Financial Services Group Recognized as Neobank’s Rising Star in East Africa

Asante Financial Services Group Recognized as Neobank’s Rising Star in East Africa

By Korir Isaac / Posted on May 30, 2022 | 1:41 p.m.

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The award was given to Asante for its contribution to SME finance and for being among the pioneers and visionaries who go the extra mile to transform the Fintech industry and make access to finance in Africa accessible, innovative, convenient and affordable. .

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“While the Covid-19 pandemic has crippled many economies, it has also paved the way for an accelerated digital transformation of financial services. We hope to capitalize on this trend to ensure our digital strategy and regional presence continue to drive growth. Financial Inclusion and SME Financing.”

Asante Financial Services Group has been named “Neobank Rising Star – East Africa” ​​by the recently concluded Africa Bank 4.0 Awards.

The Group was recognized in the Banking and Leadership Awards category during a ceremony on Thursday May 26, 2022 at the Movenpick Hotel & Residences in Nairobi, Kenya.

The award was given to Asante for its contribution to SME finance and for being among the pioneers and visionaries who go the extra mile to transform the Fintech industry and make access to finance in Africa accessible, innovative, convenient and affordable. .

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Chidi Okpala, CEO of Asante Financial Services Group, thanked the fellowship for the recognition, noting that it helps cement the group’s resolve to deliver better and improved digital inclusion. in East Africa.

“While the Covid-19 pandemic has crippled many economies, it has also paved the way for an accelerated digital transformation of financial services. We hope to capitalize on this trend to ensure that our digital strategy and regional presence continue to drive financial inclusion and SME financing and play a catalytic role in promoting socio-economic prosperity for the people of West Africa. the East and beyond,” he said.

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The Africa Bank 4.0 Awards took place within the framework of the 8th Africa Bank 4.0 Summit – CEO Exclusive, a premier event that brought together policy makers and senior authorities from the African banking and fintech sectors.

The summit included a five-day workshop and forums to discuss the way forward to move Africa forward in these uncertain times by advancing digital inclusion on the continent.

Working with senior officials from the financial services industry, the summit also attracted ministerial officials from relevant government agencies and regulators who have been involved in shaping the future of digital banking in Africa.

The 8th African Bank 4.0 Summit and African Bank 4.0 Awards were organized by BII World, a specialist provider of education, research and advisory solutions to businesses and government organisations. It was powered by Network International, a provider of technology-based payment solutions for merchants and financial solutions in the Middle East and Africa.

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