Sparkle Officially Launches: Announces VISA, Microsoft, PwC Partnership

Sparkle Officially Launches: Announces VISA, Microsoft, PwC Partnership

Sparkle, a Nigerian digital bank startup, has announced the official launch of its fintech services that are focused on providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians. The fintech startup is also launching a mobile app – available for iOS and Android – giving customers full and free access to one account that offers multiple services and different wallets

Founded by tech investor and financial inclusion advocate Uzoma Dozie, Sparkle was founded on the values of trust, transparency, freedom, inclusivity, simplicity and personalization.

Uzoma Dozie, Chief Sparkler

The fintech startup offers comprehensive support for individuals, including flexible payments, savings and analytics to provide greater freedom, flexibility and control over finances and lifestyle once and for all.

“Sparkle will be transformational for Nigerians across the globe and I am hugely excited to be launching it today,” Uzoma Dozie, Chief Sparkler, commented. “Sparkle is redefining Nigerian commerce by merging financial services with a seamless lifestyle solution. We are removing barriers using technology and data, driving inclusion at scale. In doing so, we are empowering Nigerians to fulfil their potential, democratizing access to valuable solutions for both business and personal needs.”

Sparkle features

The fintech startup, which is powered by data and technology, recently received a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), allowing it can operate as a digital bank to help Nigerians fulfil their potential financial needs.

Sparkle’s users will be provided with visibility over spending patterns, with a detailed breakdown of payments by category. Tools such as Sparkle Stash, a savings tool aimed towards specific goals, are included. Users will also have the ability to split payments and bills, make utilities and bill payments, as well as send and receive money in the Sparkle network and with other local banks. Customers will also have access to Indy – a 24/7 financial buddy and customer services chatbot.

Partnership with VISA, Microsoft and PwC Nigeria

Sparkle will partner with top tech giant firms including VISA, Microsoft and PwC Nigeria to realise its vision of redefining Nigerian commerce.. The partnerships will provide industry-leading expertise in APIs, cloud computing, data science, machine learning, tax and financial advisory services for the benefit of Sparkle’s customers. The services offered by Sparkle are all licensed by the CBN.

Uzoma Dozie continued: “We are working with global partners to unleash freedom, flexibility and transparency in Nigeria. We are helping to drive forward the growth of Nigeria’s budding entrepreneurs and individuals. Join us to make history as we enter the future of commerce and look towards this exciting phase of growth.”

Sparkle has also joined Open Banking Nigeria, collaborating with Nigeria’s financial services industry to transform and advocate open banking in Nigeria, and to lead the way in Africa too. (Read the story here)

Sparkle has recently joined Women’s World Banking, working to ensure greater financial inclusion for women, their families and communities in emerging markets, where Uzoma Dozie was previously a Board member.

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