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Ghana’s FinTech Community Celebrate Innovation and Excellence at Prestigious Awards Gala

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Accra, Ghana – March 11, 2024 – Ghana’s Fintech community came together in a dazzling display of innovation and achievement at the highly anticipated Ghana Fintech Awards 2023, held on March 9th, 2024, at the Labadi beach Hotel. This prestigious event recognized and celebrated the outstanding contributions of fintech companies and individuals in driving financial inclusion, technological advancement, and economic growth in Ghana.

The awards gala, attended by industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and fintech enthusiasts, showcased the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking innovations within Ghana’s fintech ecosystem. From disruptive startups to established industry players, the event highlighted the diversity and dynamism of the sector.

In addition to honoring exemplary achievements in the fintech sector, the awards gala served as a platform to launch two significant initiatives aimed at promoting diversity and amplifying voices within the industry. The inaugural launch of “Women in Fintech” and “Top Fintech Voices” underscored the commitment of the Ghana’s Fintech community to foster inclusivity and recognize the diverse talents driving innovation in the sector.

The event also saw a debate on Balancing Innovation and Compliance in Creating a Digital Economy. The debate underscored the importance of striking a harmonious equilibrium between innovation and compliance to unleash the full potential of Ghana’s digital economy. Panelists deliberated on the challenges posed by evolving regulatory frameworks and consumer protection concerns, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to address these issues while nurturing a conducive environment for fintech innovation.

Commenting on the significance of the awards, Mr. Kwame Oppong, Head of Fintech and Innovation office of The Bank of Ghana, underscore the vital role of the Ghana Fintech awards in fostering collaboration and reflection within the Fintech community. By providing a platform for industry players to convene and discuss the trajectory of Fintech in Ghana, these awards serve as more than just a recognition of achievements; they represent a forum for dialogue and innovation.

The awards ceremony featured multiple categories, including Fintech Startup company of the year, Lifetime Achievements award, Leading Fintech Solutions Provider of the year, and Fintech Company of the Year, among others. Each category celebrated the achievements of companies and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional vision, creativity, and impact in their respective fields.

Among the notable winners was Mr. Archie Hesse (CEO, Ghipss), who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement for Financial Inclusion. Broadspectrum Digital Payments won the Fintech Startup company of the Year for its groundbreaking ideas in the Fintech space in Ghana. Another highlight of the evening was the recognition of Jeremy Quainoo (Jumo) as the Fintech Personality of the Year for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the advancement of the fintech industry in Ghana.

 

Category Winner
Mobile Banking App of the Year CalBank App
Digital Bank of the Year First Atlantic Bank
ESG Bank of the Year CalBank
Banking Innovative Product of the Year (Retail) Stanbic Bank
Banking Innovative Product of the Year (SME/Corporate) First Atlantic Bank’s Corporate Pay (Corporate Pay/Atlantic Pay)
Fintech & Bank Partnership of the Year Jumo, Ecobank & Mobile Money Limited
Fintech & Non-bank Partnership of the Year Broadspectrum Digital Payments & Nedco App
Agritech of the Year Agrospectrum Limited
Healthtech of the Year DrugNet
Edutech of the Year AyaHQ
Insurtech/Pentech company of the Year Hubtel Insurance Insurerity Digital
Regtech Solution of the year Orass (Bank of Ghana)
Fintech Personality of the Year (Male) Razak Awudulai (Broadspectrum Group)
Fintech Personality of the Year (Female) Mary Boateng-Coleman (Brassica Pay)
Fintech CTO/CIO of the year Lovestone E. Mamattah (Broadspectrum Group)
Young Fintech Leader of the Year Jeremy Quainoo (Jumo)
IT/Tech Firm of the Year Broadspectrum Limited
Leading Payments Technologies Service Provider eTranzact Ghana Ltd
Fintech Discovery of the Year Broadspectrum Digital Payment
Emerging technology of the year WeWire
Blockchain Company of the Year Paybox
Leading Fintech Solutions Provider AppsnMobile
Fintech Platform of the Year Jumo Ghana
Fintech Innovation of the year Motito Limited
UI/UX Fintech company of the year Mobile Money Limited
E-Commerce Solution of the Year Credstore Africa
Cybersecurity Company of the year Innovare Africa
Compliant Fintech Company of the Year Broadspectrum Digital Payment
Regulator of the Year Bank of Ghana
Fintech for Financial Inclusion firm of the year Jumo Ghana
Female-Led Fintech Company of the year Mary Bateng -Coleman (Brassica Group
Fintech Start-up of the Year Broadspectrum Digital Payment
Fintech Company of the Year Broadspectrum Digital Payment
Lifetime achievement for Financial Inclusion – Honorary award Archie Hesse , C.E.O – GhIPSS

 

The Ghana Fintech Awards not only served as a platform to honor excellence but also fostered networking opportunities and collaboration within the fintech community. Attendees had the chance to connect with industry peers, explore new partnerships, and gain insights into emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of finance in Ghana.

As Ghana continues to position itself as a leading hub for fintech innovation in Africa, events like the Ghana Fintech Awards play a crucial role in spotlighting the achievements of the industry and inspiring future generations of fintech entrepreneurs and innovators.

For more information about the Ghana Fintech Awards and upcoming events, please visit https://ghanafintechawards.org/.

 

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