Chipper Highlights: Issue 3 2023

Chipper Highlights: Issue 3 2023Chipper Highlights: Issue 3 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of Chipper Highlights, the regular newsletter sent to Chipper customers. It rounds up topical news from Chipper, and we're publishing it here so everyone can keep up to date with what's going on. 

Hello! 👋

As we move into the second half of the year, we’re back to round up the latest developments from Chipper Cash. First off, we have news about officially launching Chipper in Rwanda.

Rwanda, Connected!

Chipper sky show
The Chipper launch event in Rwanda

Today, the platform allows customers in Rwanda to transact in multiple currencies and facilitates hassle-free international remittances. The next products to be introduced into the country will be the virtual Chipper Card, offering people an easy way to shop, stream and subscribe online and also Chipper for Business, supporting SMEs to operate efficiently in the global marketplace.

We announced Chipper in Rwanda at the inaugural Inclusive Fintech Forum – the flagship event for financial inclusion and fintech for good. During the occasion, Chipper customers, esteemed guests from regulatory bodies, government ministers and conference delegates gathered for the launch event: Rwanda Connected.

There was live music, keynote addresses from Chipper leaders about our ambition to create positive change for Africa, while guests also heard from Paula Ingabire, the Minister for Information, Communication, Technology and Innovation. Finally, we lit up the skies of Kigali with a spectacular drone show, which you can watch here.

Chipper Cash celebrates five years

chipper anniversary five

On 8 July, we recognized Chipper Day – the day Chipper was first launched into the world with the mission to provide the most trusted and accessible financial services for people living in Africa and beyond. This year, Chipper Cash turned five. Here are some birthday stats as we celebrate five years on the planet:

  • We are proud to serve over five million customers, connecting people across more than 21 African countries and the US.
  • We have issued over 600,000 Chipper Cards, making our virtual card product the largest in Africa. For 21% of customers, getting a Chipper Card was their first time accessing a payment card.
  • Last year almost 140,000 new Chipper Stock accounts were created by customers from Nigeria and Uganda. Almost 41% of customers used Chipper to buy their first ever stock.

    Making all this happen are a dedicated team of colleagues at #teamChipper, who show up to work each day to solve some of the toughest challenges. Take a look at the video to hear Chipper Day wishes from some of our team members at Chipper.

    Winning jersey designed revealed
chipper jersey winner

To celebrate Chipper Cash turning five, we launched a competition to find the best new design for the latest Chipper Cash football jersey.

Combining our passion for football with the unique artistry of the continent, the contest invited Chipper customers with a passion for design to put pen to paper and create a sweet new jersey design. Up for grabs were cash prizes and seeing the winning design turned into a custom-made Chipper jersey.

We received over 200 entries, demonstrating the incredible creative talents of our African customers. From this fantastic collection, we are delighted to reveal that the winning entry was designed by Ezekiel Orji. Keep your eyes peeled, Ezekiel’s creation will soon be seen on our global team of Chipper ambassadors. Congratulations, Ezekiel!

See you next time – and here’s to the next half-decade!

💜 Chipper Cash