Articles by Osahon Akpata
These are exciting times in the fintech startup ecosystem in Africa, as direct investment activity is growing at a dizzying pace. But according to Osahon Akpata at Ecobank Group, this influx of capital is also raising challenges for startups and investors – and particularly for traditional banks, which have to adjust to the emergence of these innovative and well-funded new competitors. He discusses the implications of Africa's ongoing fintech revolution for both startups and banks, and explores why partnerships between them can provide a way forward.
The Shift Toward Partnership: How African Banks Can Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Strategic Alliances
The African banking sector is going through a technological revolution, as fintech firms, mobile money operators and other non-traditional players now provide services that had formerly been reserved for banks. Osahon Akpata at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated explores how strategic partnerships can help banks stay profitable and relevant to their customers amidst this disruption.