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15 June 2021

Mobile money: Are Africa’s financial inclusion champions really ready to cooperate?

Webinar - English
Mobile money: Are Africa’s financial inclusion champions really ready to cooperate?
In partnership with
AXIAN

According to GSMA, 2020 was another record-breaking year for African mobile money operators, with sub-Saharan Africa reaching the 548m registered account mark. Well aware of the value of this sector, telecom operators are gradually spinning off their mobile money businesses, with Airtel Money and MTN Mobile Money fetching record valuations of $2.65bn and over $5bn, respectively. Leading mobile money providers now seem determined to collaborate with banks and insurance companies as the latter run into difficulties with their financial inclusion strategies. What form might this coopetition take?

 

Key points: 

  • Lending and insurance: how much further can mobile money operators grow?
  • How can traditional firms and telecom players cooperate, from M&A to partnerships?
  • Should regulation promote collaboration?

Speakers

Blaise Pascal Okwo Ebwil
Speakers

Blaise Pascal Okwo Ebwil

Head, Mobile Money & Indirect Digital Channels, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI)
Rachel Balsham
Speakers

Rachel Balsham

Deputy CEO and Managing Director - Emerging Enterprise, MFS Africa
Matthieu Macé
Speakers

Matthieu Macé

CEO of the Open Innovation & Fintech Division, Axian Group
AXIAN
AXIAN

Born in Madagascar 150 years ago, Axian is a pan-African group specialised in 5 high growth potential sectors, namely: real estate, telecoms, financial services, energy and open innovation & fintech.

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