Cyril Okoroigwe CEO, RegTech, Africa
The RegTech Africa & Agpaytech report covers the current state of digital innovations and regulatory activities during the first half of 2023. Nigeria’s Fintech sector is on course to rise 60 per cent and the RegTech sector to increase by 40 per cent among all start-ups by 2026.

 

RegTech Africa & Agpaytech has released a report on the State of Fintech and Regtech activities in Nigeria. According to the report during the first half of 2023, African FinTech deals reached 60 transactions and raised a combined US$189 million in Q2 2023, a 64 per cent reduction from the same period in 2022.

Nigeria remains the country with several FinTech deals and activities mostly in the city of Lagos, which saw 25 deals, a 42 per cent share of the total deals in Africa as of H1 2023. Most FinTech products and services in Nigeria were found in the payment-related sector. However, the FinTech space in Nigeria goes beyond payment services to full business integration, which is expected to increase by more than 60 per cent among all startups in Nigeria by 2026.

According to the report, the RegTech sector is also on course to rise by 40 per cent among the start-ups in Nigeria at the end of 2026. The report also found an increase in RegTech solutions mostly in regulatory reporting and compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), and know-your-customer (KYC) processes.

‚ÄúThere are several untapped RegTech opportunities not only in the financial sector but other areas like healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical business, environmental agencies, aviation and transportation, real estate and property, energy and utility compliance, automotive compliance, etc. This data-driven report will therefore serve as a valuable resource for businesses looking to take advantage of the huge potentials in the Fintech and Regtech sectors of Africa‚Äôs largest economy‚ÄĚ said Mr. Cyril Okoroigwe CEO, RegTech Africa.

The research attributed the growth in the Nigerian FinTech and potential returns on investment in H1 2023 largely to spearheading policy initiatives such as the Cashless Policy, Startup Bill, CBN and SEC’s regulatory sandbox, Bank Verification Numbering (BVN) system, Business Facilitation Act 2023; Banking, and other favorable business conditions.

The full report is available for download on this link: https://regtechafrica.com/state-of-fintech-regtech-in-nigeria/

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About AGPAYTECH LTD             

Agpaytech Ltd. is a company pioneering in the Fintech Space with a focused approach to building robust technologies for e-commerce Card Processing Solutions for Payment Service Providers (PSPs). Additionally, it provides Compliance and Regulatory Umbrella, Remittance-as-a-Service, Banking-as-a-service, Foreign Exchange, Cross Border Payments, and digital currency technology. It also provides practical white paper research support to central banks, government and private institutions, economic organizations, and NGOs in Africa.