Our journey began with a tweet, but little did we know that this was a start to helping millions of Nigerians take control of their finances. PiggybankNG was born.
It’s only natural to think about an online solution for this piggybank idea, but then you have to really undestand how Nigerians think.
We launched the very first version of the app and one of our most loved features - Safelock, which was and still is extremely effective for our users; helping them curb the temptation to spend. We also joined or first accelerator program by Village capital
- The SME100 Awards for Fintech Contributions (Under 25)
We realized our users wanted more saving options, and so we introduced Target Savings and the Flex Wallet. We also recorded a 1900% increase in our number of users, from what we had at the end of 2016. Also, we joined the Google launchpad Accelerator program
- The Future Awards Prize for Technology
- African Fintech Summit- Tech for Good award
- Business Day Top 100 fastest-growing SME’S in Nigeria
We morphed into more than a savings platform and made a name switch from PiggybankNG to Piggyvest. We also introduced Flex Dollar and Investify as a response to a growing need among our users to explore more options that would grow their savings and diversify their investments
In one of the toughest years of the decade, we adapted some of our features and policies to help our users; the Piggybank breaking fee was reduced from 5% to 2.5%. It was also thrilling to know we had built a platform where people had savings they could fall back on.
- FastCompany's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of the World
- Techpoint Awards 2020: Users’ Choice Award - Best Nigerian app (2015 – Jan. 2020)
- The Lord’s Achievers’ Award
Here we are, 5 years strong! This could only have been possible with YOU. Thank you for being a part of our journey 💙