There has been a rise of several fintech platforms that encourage Nigerians to save more with just a click . Not only does this equip them to navigate the current economic environment, it also ensures that they have a financial future.
Following the launch of its savings and investment mobile app, Microvest is helping users to clearly define their vision of financial growth.
According to Robert K. Okiyi, Microvest Chief Operating Officer (COO), the goal of Microvest and its existence is to provide to the public an alternative and credible platform for them to save and grow their funds.
Microvest is heavily invested in building a community of people who will grow together and impact their world. Its MiSocial plan is a social community where users can interact, make posts, and view trending topics. This sets it apart from other fintech savings platforms.
Microvest boasts of a strategic and impressive customer experience. Before it was launched, Microvest started testing the platform with the help of various tech professionals. This was very helpful in terms of feedback, with a focus on making the interface very friendly as well. “We focus a lot on the customer experience as against the usual. We are transcending from just ‘customer service’ to ensuring customer experience is prioritized,” said Okiyi.
Its approach is to be sustainable and consistent but remain competitive. This is why the company recently partnered with Meristem trustees, which has a track record spanning over 16 years. “The fintech space has disrupted traditional banking which gives us the opportunity to make partnerships to become stronger,” said Okiyi.
Before it was commercially launched, Microvest had its app on the Google Play store with about 200 active subscribers, with 80% of them having actively consummated transactions, according to the company.
Microvest was commercially launched in November 2021, after four years of conceptualizing by its co-founders. One of which, is Oladele E. Olaleru, who doubles as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) while Robert Okiyi drives the strategy and company operations as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
According to the COO, the possibilities for fintech in Africa are broad and have come to stay.
Microvest is also committed to expanding with new features that would stem from the needs of customers.
“I believe that with more innovation and government support in the industry, fintech can go from what it is presently to the future, “he said.