FintechNGR Announces the Establishment of the Fintech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 / 04:00PM / FintechNGR / Header Image Credit: EcoGraphics

 

Recently, FintechNGR initiated the drive to align associations in the Fintech Space to speak with one voice. Below is the communique issued by the Fintech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT) on June 17, 2021, after the meeting which held on Tuesday June 15, 2021.

 

Background 

In an era of increasing use of financial technology (FinTech), innovators are constantly applying FinTech to provide solutions, but are often not proactive enough to shape the policies and regulations affecting them, and when they react, it is often in silos. On the other hand, regulators find themselves constantly trying to balance regulation with innovation in a bid to ensure the safety of the market. This sometimes ends up creating negative impacts on businesses. This is where the need for a more collaborative and proactive approach to policies and regulations by FinTech stakeholders comes in.

 

Introducing the Fintech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT)

FinTech industry stakeholders, led by the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR), recently decided to form an alliance in the best interest of all stakeholders in Nigeria's FinTech space. At the June 15th, 2021, meeting of Fintech industry stakeholders, the Fintech Alliance Coordinating Team (FACT) was finally established. Though we will be welcoming other relevant associations and bodies to join us, the founding members of FACT are:

 

  1. Association of Licensed Mobile Payment Operators (ALMPO)
  2. Blockchain Nigeria User Group (BNUG)
  3. Cryptography Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN)
  4. Financial Services Innovators (FSI)
  5. Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR)
  6. Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN).
  7. Innovation Support Network - Hubs, (ISN Hubs)

 

The objectives of FACT include:

  1. To engage the FinTech ecosystem and develop strategies that will help the ecosystem to articulate policy and regulatory issues in a coordinated and proactive manner;
  2. To unite the different associations and bodies in the FinTech landscape in order to harmonize various interests towards speaking with one voice; 
  3. To interface with relevant regulators concerning policy and regulatory matters towards ensuring that regulation does not stifle innovation; and
  4. To collaborate with policymakers and regulators on any matter affecting the FinTech industry in Nigeria.

 

Officers of FACT

Carbon represented by Chisom Orakwusi, the Chairperson (FintechNGR); SiBAN represented by Senator Ihenyen, the Secretary; Members: Chimezie Chuta (BNUG), Qudirat Akanji (FSI), Adeolu Fadele (CDIN), Tunde Olaleke (ALMPO) and Nneka Ukay (ISN Hubs)

 

FACT, which meets monthly, looks forward to greater alignment in the FinTech space.

 

For more details or enquiries, kindly reach out to the FintechNGR Secretariat via exec.sec@fintechng.org.

 


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