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Lemfi Wins Tech Product of the Year Award for Making Cross-Border Payments Easy

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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In a significant victory for the African fintech scene, Lemfi, a platform revolutionizing cross-border payments for immigrants, has been crowned the Nigerian Tech Product of the Year for 2023.

This prestigious recognition, bestowed at The Crossover Show, underscores Lemfi’s impact on simplifying remittances and making financial transactions across borders seamless for Africans living abroad.

Their award-winning platform paves the way for a future where sending and receiving money across borders is no longer a complicated undertaking.

In this piece, we’ll be reviewing all you need to know about Lemfi and the events leading to this Tech Product Award.

What Is Lemfi?

Lemfi, formerly known as Lemonade Finance, is a Fintech platform specializing in making cross-border payments easy and affordable for immigrants, particularly those from Africa. They offer users a convenient and secure way to send and receive money between over 12 African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and more.

They also cater specifically to the needs of immigrants who want to transfer money back and forth to their home countries. Their platform boasts a user-friendly interface that simplifies the remittance process. Lemfi offers competitive exchange rates, helping users save money on their transfers.

Also, they hold an International Money Transfer Operator (IMTO) license from the Central Bank of Nigeria and prioritize security for all transactions. Lemfi is expanding their services to more countries and has recently secured significant funding, indicating their growth trajectory.

Overall, Lemfi is a game-changer for making cross-border payments hassle-free and accessible for African immigrants. 

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The Tech Product of the Year Award.

Lemfi received recognition at the Crossover Show, marking the peak of its impressive growth over the last year. The platform is well-regarded for its easy-to-use design and competitive rates, allowing users to swiftly and securely transfer money among 12 African nations.

The journey to the top wasn’t just about convenience. In July 2023, they secured a coveted International Money Transfer Operator (IMTO) licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria. This crucial step allowed them to directly partner with Nigerian banks, cutting out intermediaries and significantly streamlining the remittance process.

Furthermore, Lemfi secured a $33 million Series A funding round in the same month, solidifying their position as a major player in the African fintech landscape. This award is a huge validation of our mission to connect Africans across borders without the hassle,” said Ridwan Olalere, co-founder and CEO of Lemfi. 

“We believe everyone deserves fair, transparent, and affordable access to financial services, and this recognition fuels our commitment to make that a reality.”

Beyond the award itself, Lemfi’s success paves the way for broader innovation in the African fintech space. Their focus on ease, accessibility, and regulatory compliance serves as a blueprint for other startups seeking to address the specific needs of the continent’s diverse population. 

As Lemfi continues to grow its reach, cross-border payments for Africans are no longer a cumbersome chore but a seamless experience within reach.

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What is Lemfi, and why did it win the Tech Product of the Year Award?

Lemfi is a cutting-edge fintech solution that simplifies cross-border payments. It won the Tech Product of the Year Award for its exceptional innovation, efficiency, and user-friendly approach, making international transactions seamless.

How does Lemfi make cross-border payments easy?

Lemfi leverages advanced technology and a user-centric interface to streamline cross-border transactions. It offers a hassle-free experience by minimizing processing times, reducing fees, and providing transparent and secure payment solutions.

What sets Lemfi apart from other cross-border payment platforms?

Lemfi distinguishes itself through its commitment to user experience. The platform combines speed, cost-effectiveness, and reliability, setting a new standard for cross-border payment solutions. Its intuitive design and robust security measures contribute to its standout performance.

Can Lemfi be integrated with other financial tools or platforms?

Yes, Lemfi offers integration capabilities with various financial tools and platforms. This adaptability enhances its versatility and allows users to seamlessly incorporate Lemfi into their existing financial workflows


Lemfi’s recognition as the Tech Product of the Year for its groundbreaking contribution in simplifying cross-border payments is a testament to the transformative impact it has had on the financial technology landscape. By addressing the complexities and challenges associated with international transactions, Lemfi has not only demonstrated technological excellence but has also significantly enhanced the efficiency and accessibility of cross-border payments.


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