#32: African FinTech lending - How consumer loan platforms are providing credit across Africa
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Overview: Today we’re going to talk about consumer lending in Africa. We start by discussing lending in other emerging markets, discuss Africa’s credit landscape, analyze lending tech companies across Africa & end with our overall outlook. This episode was recorded on June 27, 2021.

Companies discussed: Navi, Creditas, Jumo, Carbon, Branch, Tala, Tugende, FairMoney, Shahry, Khazna, Branch, NuBank, Safaricom (M-Pesa), Alibaba (Ant Financial & AliPay), Mines (Migo), Numida, Tyme Bank, Lulalend & Evolve Credit

Business concepts discussed: Consumer lending, SME lending, unbanked population, Agency banking, credit assesment, lending risk management & lending (financial services) regulation

Conversation highlights:

  • (00:40) - Why we’re talking about Lending
  • (04:40) - Consumer lending context in India
  • (10:10) - Navi deepdive & what African startups can learn
  • (13:14) - Consumer lending context in Brazil
  • (18:30) - Creditas deepdive
  • (31:29) - Consumer lending context in China
  • (38:30) - Consumer lending in Africa
  • (51:18) - Lending startups in Southern Africa
  • (1:04:06) - Lending startups in Western Africa
  • (1:05:00) - Lending startups in Eastern Africa
  • (1:16:16) - Lending startups in Northern Africa
  • (1:26:50) - Olumide’s overall thoughts
  • (1:31:50) - Bankole’s overall thoughts
  • (1:45:30) - Recommendations and small wins


Olumide’s recommendations & small wins



Bankole’s recommendations & small wins


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