WATCH: ThisIsMe at Finance Indaba 2017

Fica specialist ThisIsMe stormed to victory at the first time of asking in the Innovative Banking category at the African FinTech Awards 2017, hosted at the Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in October. The FinTech firm, which has experienced exponential growth over the past year and has already surpassed the notable milestone of one million verifications, also claimed the overall title along with reigning champion Easy Equities.

The African FinTech Awards is the place for entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors to extend their network and develop business. Don't miss out the African FinTech Awards 2018 featuring pitches by Africa's best FinTech companies, networking possibilities and stand opportunities to witness the future of finance in Africa.

Relive Head of Marketing Brennan Wright and COO Juan Furmie's winning pitch below:

Wright explained that the firm values the Fica market at $75 million and will be looking to expand a user base that features more than 15 000 individuals and 85 merchants including the likes of heavyweights Sanlam, Investec and Stanlib.

"The repetitive submission of documents such as an updated proof of residence is still commonplace unfortunately - Fica hasn't caught up with the modern world until now. We involve users every step of the way, from downloading the machine-learning app and uploading documents to linking to merchants and accessing data with their permission," said Wright.

Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest finance conference on the African continent. Don't miss out on more than 120 learning sessions with expert speakers, top African CFOs and FDs, entrepreneurs and trail-blazing FinTech startups.