Stanbic App Challenge finalists interact with judges

Accra, Aug. 23, GNA
– Stanbic Money App Challenge, moves into the final phase with the 10 finalists
participating in a demonstration on how their various apps work and also in an
interactive review session with the judges.

The competition
aims to engage programmers and software teams to create innovative financial
education tools.

The finalists are
Easy Finance, Finance Now, FinTimes, Kasanoma, and Kudify.

Others are Money
Matrix, Sikapong, Stanbic Saver, Y2K, and Zealous.

“What we are doing
is to give people the chance to live fuller and worthwhile lives using
technology. It is part of the larger digital banking offering, which is to
enable people live better,” Mawuko Afadzinu, Head of Marketing and
Communications at Stanbic Ghana said.

The App Challenge,
a national mobile app development competition, forms part of the Bank’s
Corporate Social Responsibility.

Twenty-five
financial literacy app prototypes, built for Android and IOS platforms were
submitted for the App Challenge.

These apps had
various ingenious tools designed to help people better understand how to manage
their money and achieve their financial goals, mainly in the areas of personal
finance management, expenditure tracking and income tracking.

Each submission was
evaluated and the finalists were determined based on conformity with financial
literacy, creativity and originality of solution, viability of the concept, and
thoroughness of the submitted materials in compliance with contest
requirements.

Mr Afadzinu said
the App Challenge has the capacity and potential to touch lives in this country
beyond imagination.

He said the
Challenge brought an array of imaginative creations ‘out of these we are
looking for Apps that we can support to fully develop and apply them for use
for the good people of Ghana, for businesses, for individuals,’ he said.

The competition
would end on August 24 while the final prizes would be presented on September
9.

The winner of the
competition takes home GH¢ 10,000.00, the second place takes homes GH¢ 5,000.00 with
the third place getting GH¢ 3,000.00.

In addition to the
cash prizes, all the 10 finalists would receive goodies from Stanbic.

GNA

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