McKinsey:  Nigeria, Ghana, Others Fintech Sales to Surge to $30.3bn by 2025

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

Africa’s financial-technology company revenue may soar to $30.3 billion by 2025, eight times higher than in 2020, as a growing, young and under-banked population gets more access to internet, McKinsey & Co, has said.

The anticipated increase is part of a rapid expansion in financial services income that’s expected to grow to $230 billion from $150 billion over the same period, the consulting company said in a research report.

About two-thirds of Africa’s 1.3 billion people don’t have a bank account or full access to financial services, and 90 per cent of all transactions on the continent are still cash-based, according to the report.

The situation creates a growth opportunity for fintech companies, a Bloomberg report noted.

“African fintech is emerging as a hotbed for investment, with average deal sizes growing and the proportion of fintech funding in Africa increasing over the past year, bringing jobs and growth to African economies. And the story is only just beginning, ”it added.

Financial services revenues in Ghana and francophone West Africa will enjoy the fastest growth, with Nigeria and Egypt the next quickest, it noted.

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