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Building Borderless Banking: Transforming Global Financial Access for Individuals and Businesses with Ibrahim Toyeeb Ibitade

June 24, 2024

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Episode 128 with Ibrahim Toyeeb Ibitade, co-founder and CEO of Leatherback, on his remarkable journey as a fintech founder and entrepreneur and the driving force behind his mission to transform global financial access for individuals and businesses.
Driven by the need to enable global financial access, payments, commerce, and lifestyle opportunities through more equitable financial solutions, Ibrahim started Leatherback in 2019 with an ambition to democratise banking by providing a single access point that empowers individuals and businesses to think and act globally.

Leatherback is a global banking service provider for individuals and businesses, with innovative technology solutions that unlock equal opportunity for borderless global trade and commerce. Users can access more than 15 currencies from 21 countries, including NGN, GBP, INR, EUR, USD, and many other currencies.

What We Discuss With Ibrahim

  • How does Leatherback's technology contribute to democratising banking for borderless global trade and commerce?
  • What was the process of meeting the regulatory requirements so you could offer a multi-currency wallet in 13+ currencies without a local presence? 
  • What are some of the unique opportunities you've encountered while expanding to new markets in and outside of Africa?
  • What does Leatherback's recent expansion into India through a collaboration with YES BANK mean for users in the India-Africa corridor?
  • Is the India-Africa or Asia-Africa corridor an opportunity that is often overlooked when looking at financial transactions to and from Africa?

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Building a Long-Term Payment Infrastructure in Africa That Removes Currency Friction and Accelerates Economic Growth? Make sure to check it out!

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