CashlessAfrica Champion Awards 2017 to Acknowledge and Reward Innovation in the Digital Financial Services Ecosystem in Africa at the CashlessAfrica Expo, March 22- 23, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria

The CashlessAfrica 2017 ( awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital financial services industry across Africa. The awards honor the best of the breed across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers, card services, financial institutions, application providers, regulators, microfinance organizations and individuals in the ecosystem in Africa and beyond.

The judging takes place in early March 2017, and winners are announced at the CashlessAfrica conference in March 2017 in Lagos – Nigeria.


Award entry is open to all stakeholders in the digital financial services industry with at least one active deployment or on-going partnerships in the Africa market. It is open to remittance providers, financial institutions, mobile financial services providers, microfinance entities, mobile network operators, independent firms, card processors and others.


Entries are free and can be submitted directly by the organization or partners. All entries must be received by: 6 PM GMT, February 28th, 2017.


  • Financial Inclusion Product of the Year
  • Micro Finance Enabler Platform
  • Remittance Enabler Platform
  • Best Mobile Money Product Innovation
  • E-Commerce Service Provider of the Year
  • Best Mobile Mobile Money Service
  • Best Low Cost Remittance Provider
  • Best FinTech Start-Up
  • Best Digital Travel Product / Service
  • Remittance Personality of the Year
  • FinTech Thought Leadership Award
  • E-Product of the Year
  • FinTech Product Innovation
  • Innovation in E-Lending
  • Best Agency Banking Provider
  • Innovation in MobileMoney
  • Innovation in Digital Banking
  • Best FinTech-Bank Collaboration of the Year
  • Best Money Transfer Company
  • Insure-Tech Startup of the Year
  • Best E-Travel Service
  • Best Payment Gateway Provider.

All those interested in applying or finding out more about the completion are encouraged to visit application period will run until 28th February 2017.

During the main expo, leading thought leaders and panelists in the digital financial services ecosystem in Africa and beyond will address the issues around ‘The future of financial services’ at the two-day event taking place at the Lagos Oriental hotel, Lagos – Nigeria.

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