Introducing the Decode Fintech Podcast - Stories from the frontlines of African fintech

The Decode Fintech Podcast is an audio show where the people building Africa’s financial infrastructure share what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

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We're excited to announce the Decode Fintech Podcast, a monthly deep-dive discussion with the most innovative teams solving the biggest challenges in African fintech!

In-depth discussions with fintech's top players

From the spread of mobile money platforms to the emergence of new card networks, the way money moves across Africa is changing quickly.

But what're the human stories behind these innovations, and what's their impact?

As one of the largest payment companies in one of Africa's largest markets, Paystack is constantly speaking with teams doing amazing work all over Africa. Decode Fintech lets us hit record and share everything we're learning!

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The Decode Fintech Podcast has in-depth audio interviews with the people rebuilding Africa's financial infrastructure. Listen here

We'll be speaking with a broad range of players from across the ecosystem — from startup founders to bankers, the folks running card networks, regulators, and more. With every listen, we're excited to put you in the same room with the people at the frontlines of African fintech.

Listen to the first three episodes

We're launching the Decode Fintech podcast with 3 packed episodes where we speak with GTB, Paga, and American Express.

Episode 1: How GTB 737 Became One of Nigeria's Largest USSD Brands

The pilot episode takes us behind the scenes of GTB 737 — the USSD service of one of Nigeria's largest banks. Guaranty Trust Bank's Yemi Atande (Group Head, ePayments) shares with us how GTB 737 was built, and how these three digits became a household name in Nigeria.

Episode 2: Paga's 10-year Journey to Mobile Money Dominance in Nigeria

We speak with Paga CEO, Tayo Oviosu, who shares how his team built a truly mainstream consumer financial product that now has over 11 million users in Nigeria. Discover how Paga continues to drive massive adoption, and all the ways Nigerians are leveraging the platform for their everyday activities.

Episode 3: The Story of American Express' Entry into Nigeria

Catherine Malec (American Express' VP of Business Development) shares a brief history of Amex around the world, and within Africa. Then Catherine explains why Amex has set its sights on Nigeria, and what the card network's arrival means for card users and business owners in Nigeria.

Is there someone you'd like us to interview on the show? Let us know!

If you have any great ideas for guests that have deep and interesting insights into how money moves in Africa, please go ahead and let us know at [email protected].

How to subscribe to the Decode Fintech Podcast

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To subscribe to future episodes, kindly search for Decode Fintech on any podcast player such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher.

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