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Leading application to send and receive payments in Nigeria, with more than 8.4 million users.

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Daniel Oparison

Head of Growth and Consumer Business at Paga

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Tayo Oviosu

Employee at Paga

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Employees 101–200
Headquarters Nigeria

Founded in 2009 with the simple belief that technology can transform lives by delivering universal access to financial services, Paga is now the top mobile payment service in Nigeria, used by more than 12 million individual users, while employing nearly 22,000 Paga agents. Anyone with a mobile phone can send money to the recipient's mobile phone number which can then be collected either through a Paga agent or an ATM without the use of a card. Paga can also be used for airtime credits, bill payments, and retail. The company is constantly evolving to bridge the gap between commerce, financial services, and economic development within Nigeria's emerging economy.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

November 12, 2014

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April 28, 2020

For Africa’s informal economy, the lockdown could scale digitization

April 15, 2020

Nigerian fintech providers ink digital payment pact

March 8, 2020

Visa partners with Paga on payments and fintech for Africa and abroad

September 6, 2018

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

January 23, 2015

Lifting Young Girls From Poverty With–What Else?–An Accelerator

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