#75: eTranzact - How Nigeria's pioneering payments and switching platform is serving businesses and governments across Africa
Afrobility: Africa Tech & BusinessFebruary 16, 202401:48:53174.47 MB

#75: eTranzact - How Nigeria's pioneering payments and switching platform is serving businesses and governments across Africa

Overview: Today, we’re going to explore eTranzact - the African payments and switching platform. We’ll discuss the story across the following areas:

  1. First, Nigerian payments context 

  2. Second, eTranzact's early history

  3. Third, Product & monetization strategy

  4. Fourth, Competitive positioning 

  5. Fifth, Overall outlook

This episode was recorded on Feb 11, 2024

Companies discussed: eTranzact, Interswitch, Unified Payment Services Limited (UPSL), Systemspecs (Remita), Paystack, Flutterwave, Moniepoint, Paga, OPay, MTN & Airtel.

Business concepts discussed: Mobile money, Payments Collections, Payments ecosystem, payments partnerships strategy, card networks, payments infrastructure, low-end disruption, banking regulation & payments M&A strategy

Conversation highlights:

  • (00:57) - What is eTranzact and why we’re talking about it

  • (07:43) - Context of Nigeria’s payment sector before eTranzact

  • (16:45) - eTranzact founding story

  • (35:46) - Growth and geographic expansion

  • (45:10) - Product strategy

  • (01:02:56) - Monetization strategy

  • (01:20:41) - Competition

  • (1:31:10) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:34:38) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:43:20 - Recommendations and small wins

Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

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  • Recommendation: A Million Miles Away movie. It is a biographical drama film about the life of José Hernández, a Mexican-American migrant farm 

  • Small win: Booked Cirque Du Soleil show. Looking forward to it.

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

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