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Nedbank enters the metaverse
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Nedbank enters the metaverse


Nedbank enters the metaverse

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Freeman Lightner Freeman Lightner

Nedbank is one of the largest financial service groups in Africa and they have announced their entry into the African metaverse Africarare. They will have their own Nedbank village and will provide value, services, virtual gaming, a sports lounge, and much more for their customers.

As the digital economic voyage into the metaverse starts to accelerate, major players in trade and industry are poised to develop custom experiences in this digitally enhanced world, which is being heralded as the future of eCommerce. Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, has partnered with Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, and secured a 12x12 village in Ubuntuland on which to establish its presence as the first African financial services organization to enter the metaverse.

This forms part of the financial services group’s strategy to lead in digital, go beyond banking, discover new marketing platforms, and leverage new technology to serve its customers better and stay at the forefront through forward-thinking solutions.

The Nedbank village with a focus on customer value and services will contain numerous experiences ranging from virtual gaming, a sports lounge, and more.

Nedbank joins global players such as DBS Bank, HSBC, Fidelity Investment, and JP Morgan who have partnered with metaverses globally. Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse is highly sought-after by companies and individuals wishing to capitalize on the multiple opportunities presented by the metaverse. The early settlers in Ubuntuland include MTN, World Data Lab, and M&C Saatchi Abel.

One of the largest financial services groups in Africa, Nedbank, partners with Africarare to lead in the metaverse

"Creating experiences that go beyond banking has always been a focus for Nedbank. Our entry into the metaverse is not merely about having a presence in this space, it’s about meeting the needs of our clients on platforms that resonate with them while offering an array of touchpoints that continue to demonstrate our commitment to lead in digital," says Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank Group.

Fred Swanepoel, Nedbank’s Chief Information Officer says: "As Nedbank, we want to remain at the forefront of the technologies that will enable the next wave of digital business models, so we’re investing in web 3.0 and the newer open source technologies on which the Metaverse is built. It’s important for us as Nedbank to continue leading and advancing our digitization journeys which have already yielded excellent results for the Group, and enable Nedbank to engage in the future digital market places, where we believe we will need to meet and serve our clients."

"We are thrilled to welcome Nedbank into Ubuntuland and look forward to creating positive change with them. By entering the metaverse, this organization will pave the way for new solutions for Africa and play a role in the future of banking in this exciting world," said Mic Mann, Co-founder, and CEO of Africarare.

Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse was established to unlock African potential and connect Africa to the global digital economy.

Welcome to the Africarare Ubuntuland Metaverse

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