Freedom is having the power to act or change without restriction. This is why man is said to have been born free. But oftentimes, we realize in the course of carrying out our daily activities that even though we tell ourselves we are free, that is not entirely true.
Certain things and actions limit us from fully embracing the freedom we deserve: little things such as queuing up at the bank to make a payment when you should be on your way to make a delivery to a client, thinking about how to split the bill with friends when you should focus on socializing and enjoying your time with loved ones, or worrying about how to calculate and pay your business tax when you should be strategizing on how best to move your business forward.
So how do we become free? How do we eliminate the manual processes that take up our time and restrict us from truly being free? The answer is simple — DIGITALIZATION. So you can have the freedom to focus your time on other areas of life, you need to automate the manual processes that you do not enjoy. You… need to SPARKLE.
In his article titled “why Sparkle?” Uzoma Dozie discussed the transformation of banking from traditional to digital in Nigeria, and explained how retail is at the core of this evolution. This is why Sparkle is being developed to revolve around retailers, SMEs and individuals. Our mission is to help you fulfil your potential whilst redefining the Nigerian commerce through an innovative approach that seamlessly merges financial services and lifestyle solutions.
Sparkle is what some of us call a “digital bank” and for others, “a bank that lives on your smartphone”. The truth is, we are all that and more. To support retailers, individuals and SMEs seamlessly, we brought together lots of talented young people from different backgrounds to develop products, services and solutions, which will drown out all the chaos and remove all unnecessary distractions like the ones we mentioned above, giving you the freedom to perform at your optimal level.
Sparkle is all about freedom; the freedom to create and explore easy and helpful ways of saving for different goals at the same time; the freedom to request for money or payments from friends, family and customers via voice command; the freedom to split payments with friends with one click; and the freedom to manage your inventory, generate invoices and pay your business tax whenever you want, wherever you are!
We are building a tribe of digital natives and most members of our tribe are people who instinctively reach for their smartphones when they want to carry out any transaction, be it personal or business. But that doesn’t mean we are restricting access to our tribe to a particular set alone. Sparkle is for everyone who owns or intend to own a smartphone and also for individuals and businesses who wish to leverage data and technology to make their life and their daily activities super simple.
Freedom is about belonging to a tribe you trust. This is why the fundamental values of Sparkle are freedom, trust, transparency, simplicity, inclusion and personalization because we want you to be free to live your life to the fullest. We offer you the freedom not to worry about the unexpected as we want you to embrace us as your tribe and to trust us to help you do more as an individual and be more as a business.
Okwy from Sparkle