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Money Talks is Visa app winner

29 July 2013, 12:03

Lagos - Money Talks, a financial platform where users can get audio tutorials in multiple languages, has been named the at the financial literacy application challenge organized by Visa in Nigeria.

The app, developed by young talented developers led by Francis Osifo, came first among six apps.

Three top teams garnered cash prizes totaling N2 960 000 (about $18 000) with the first team going home with N1.2 million.

The bootcamp had six teams building prototypes of web/mobile apps and games to teach money management skills and support the advancement of financial literacy among Nigerians.

Holly Jones, Business Development Manager at VISA Nigeria said through the competition, the company was enlightening the public on financial savings and e-transactions.

She said that the challenge was part of corporate social responsibility of the world-famous payment solution provider.

“We are here to contribute our quota towards deepening financial literacy in the country. We are not just here to issue cards out via the banks, rather the development of the eco-system means a lot to us. We want the knowledge to be built especially at the grassroots level.

“When we approached CC-Hub we wanted it to be a very broad app that can cover segments of people in the society; as children should be educated likewise the adult,” she said.

She welcomed the level of competition at the bootcamp.

 “It was very impressive that they could develop such apps in 48 hours.

They have the knowledge and technical know-how,” she added.

- CAJ News

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