Softcom ‘Eyowo’ set to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria


By Ibiyemi Mathew

Nigeria’s leading tech solutions company,Softcom has said that its new innnovation is aimed at providing simple, modern and reliable financial services to anyone with a phone number.

Tomi Amao,CEO of Softcom said the launch of its latest innovation, Eyowo will revolutionize how people send, spend, save, receive and borrow money.

“Eyowo was created in an attempt to solve the financial inclusion problem in Nigeria. Today, we are launching a bank for all”.

He added that Eyowo has partnered with leading financial service institutions including Providus Bank, GTBank, Interswitch, NIBSS, Bank of Industry, Verve, amongst others. “We will continue to join forces with organisations whose ethos are aligned with our vision for financial services in Africa.

“Our target market is everyone who has a payment need and has a phone number. This includes people and businesses who want to make or receive payments for goods and services online and offline”, Amao said.

“We’ve engineered products that are truly accessible to everyone regardless of the social status they belong to. Eyowo is available on Android, iOS, USSD, Voice, SMS and on the web”, says Eyowo Product and Partnerships Lead, Ope Adeyemi.

The company also highlighted Eyowo Retail, a service which uses just one tool to manage orders, payments, inventory, customers, settlements and reports, thus helping retailers organise their business more efficiently for optimal growth. Businesses can also now accept more forms of payment – cash, card, bank transfers, and Eyowo. “This will significantly expand the customer base and horizon for internet-enabled businesses who today can only receive payments from bank account holders.”, Adeyemi says.

With Eyowo, people can send and receive money, buy airtime, pay bills, make cardless ATM withdrawals, request and accept payment from customers using only their phone numbers.Individuals can also save and earn interest, borrow money at zero interest and have access to dollar cards to carry out international transactions.

In addition to these, Eyowo has created a developer platform that enables developers to build payment products, tools, and experiences that people love by exploring Eyowo Developer API documentation, SDKs and other resources. These API integrations will help platforms in receiving payments and making payments to anyone who has a phone number.