Envestnet | Yodlee – a New York Stock Exchange-listed data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services – has clinched a strategic partnership with AlphaCode, a collaborative club for next generation financial services entrepreneurs in South Africa. By Staff Writer
The strategic partnership between Envestnet | Yodlee and AlphaCode aims to improve the quality of financial tools available to the African startup economy working on creating powerful financial solutions. Mobile payments have grown enormously over the years in Africa.
In 2014, the market generated US$656 million and is expected to double to US$1.3 billion in the next four years. Africa’s financial technology adoption rate for e-wallets is also 3 times faster compared to the United States. Now with Envestnet | Yodlee’s support, African entrepreneurs can provide a better financial experience and decision making process for consumers, helping financial applications evolve alongside Africa’s embrace of new technologies.
“The fintech landscape, combined with Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit, is driving innovation in Africa, with tools like M-Pesa becoming a part of everyday life,” said Jason O’Shaughnessy, SVP of International Markets and Managing Director, EMEA at Envestnet | Yodlee.
“We are excited to support the development and evolution of financial services by providing access to our platform and solutions within AlphaCode. We believe that emerging entrepreneurs often shape the future of fintech, and partnering with AlphaCode provides them with access to our industry leading data aggregation platform. Our goals of supporting global financial innovation are aligned, and we’re proud to boost Africa’s financial technologies potential.”
AlphaCode is an official Envestnet | Yodlee International Partner, which provides startups three months of production level access to Envestnet | Yodlee APIs, developer forums and support services.
Envestnet | Yodlee will provide AlphaCode with industry leading data aggregation and account verification services, as well as access to FastLink, to enhance the end-user experience.
The Envestnet | Yodlee offerings let users in Africa quickly link external bank accounts into a single dashboard helping them make smarter financial decisions. AlphaCode entrepreneurs will also be able to leverage the offerings to create services providing more affordable background checks when applying for loans.
“African fintech businesses have provided some of the most exciting developments in global financial services in recent history,” said Chipo Mushwana, Head of Ecosystem and Management at AlphaCode. “We feel privileged to be in a position to grow promising, impactful business models. Partnering with Envestnet | Yodlee is improving on the tools we can provide to entrepreneurs allowing us to build better and more innovative businesses.”
To learn more about AlphaCode, visit http://alphacode.club