USSD Pricing

Newsletter on the Joint Statement by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigerian Communications...

On 12 March 2021, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) announced plans to withdraw all Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) services from financial service providers (FSPs1) citing their  indebtedness...
Data Protection

Frequently Asked Questions on Data Protection Audit

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) recently announced an extension of the deadline for companies to file data protection audit reports with NITDA to 30 June 2021 (from 15 March 2021).In this Newsletter,...
OA deals

OALP – Enabling Partnerships across Africa

“At Olaniwun Ajayi LP, we believe in enabling partnerships, and are happy that our Technology, Innovation and Fintech team has been part of the implementation of the strategic partnership between Flutterwave and...
Payment System

Newsletter on the Categorisation for the Nigerian Payments System

In furtherance of the objective and commitment to promote a strong and credible payment system in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on 9 December 2020 published the Circular on New...
BOFIA 2020

The Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 and Impact on Fintech Companies in...

On 13 November 2020, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the Banks and Other Financial Institution Act (2020) (BOFIA or the Act) into law. The Act repealed the extant BOFIA 1991 (as amended) and...
CBN Guidelines

Overview of the Updated CBN Guidelines for Payment Service Banks

The CBN, in a bid to promote financial inclusion and enhance access to financial services for low income earners and unbanked segments in society, proposed the establishment and licensing of Payment Service...
SEC Statements on Digital Assets

Securities and Exchange Commission’s Statement on Digital Assets

Previously, digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and tokens were unregulated in Nigeria, with regulators taking a cautious approach, and urging the public to tread carefully when investing in such assets.
NSE

Nigerian Stock Exchange Proposed Rules for Broker to Fintech Collaborations

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or the Exchange) recently released its Exposure Draft of the Proposed Rules for Broker to Fintech Collaborations (BFC or Collaboration) (the Proposed Rules). The Proposed Rules seek to regulate any business...
IMTS

Guideline to the provision of International Money Transfer Services in Nigeria – Part B

In Part A of this two-part series on the provision of international money transfer services (IMTS) in Nigeria (access part A here), we considered the regulatory overview of IMTS in Nigeria, by...
IMTS Guidelines

Guideline to the provision of International Money Transfer Services in Nigeria – Part A

The far-reaching effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy have been extensively discussed within the contexts of the technology, business, finance, and energy sectors, as no industry has been...