What will it take to give loans at scale in Nigeria

On today’s podcast, we have Chijioke Dozie, CEO of Nigerian fintech, Carbon, talk to us about what it would take to give loans at scale in Nigeria. 
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00:00 – Cold open
00:41 – Intro
01:00 – News headlines this week
02:24 – We meet Chijioke
02:42 – Are Nigerians credit averse?
03:42 – Lessons from the friends and family trope
04:32 – How customers and bankers reacted to Carbon
06:05 – Biggest barriers to lending in Nigeria
08:17 – Should fintechs have access to GSI?
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12:42 – The role of credit bureaus
16:01 – The role of regulation
17:05 – Why collaboration to fight fraud doesn’t work
19:39 – How can partnerships help
22:30 – Credit as a customer acquistion strategy
24:11 – Top three lessons from giving out loans to Nigerians
29:33 – Nigeria’s macroeconomics could change lending behaviour
News stories we mentioned
Flutterwave’s Disha to suspend operations temporarily on March 31, 2024
FG to provide Internet access to 774 local governments and create over 300 jobs in Nigeria
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede
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