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SA fintech startup ThisIsMe, Easy Equities tie for top spot at African Fintech Awards

SA fintech startup ThisIsMe has clinched joint top spot at the African Fintech Awards, with Easy Equities.

It follows  two days of intense pitching battles and an extensive voting process involving the public. The awards were hosted at the Finance Indaba held last week.

ThisIsMe helps clients to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) and FICA legislation via an online platform, while Easy Equities allows one to invest in the stock market at a fraction of the cost of traditional stock brokers.

In a press release ThisIsMe co-founder David Thomas said the startup, which has also attracted more than R33-million in investments last year, is grateful to have clinched the award.

“The business is growing and we plan to attract new talent. We are growing globally into Africa and other markets and we are constantly enhancing our technology,” said Thomas.

Earlier this year ThisIsMe revealed that it can complete the FICA process in under three minutes, which it claims is an African record.

At the awards The Sun Exchange was crowned the winner of the blockchain & bitcoin category, FNB the best incumbent banks, EasyEquities also took top InvesTech company, while  Cameroonian company Ovamba took home best lending firm and Kenyan financing and payments app Kocela clinched best company in the payments and transfers category.

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