LAGOS, NIGERIA – 5 APRIL 2024 – Just six months after its successful UK launch in October 2023, Vesti, the leading migration fintech company, has achieved another remarkable milestone. Vesti has been selected as one of the 7 Fintechs to participate in FIL Ignite, a prestigious program offered by Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab London (FIL). We’re thrilled to join these companies for FIL2024: SuperFi, Good With, Obu, SAVVY, blend. (in stealth mode), and Serene. FIL had another record number of applicants this year, with 300 Fintechs applying. During the Pre-Lab phase, there was a grueling interview week with 46 Fintechs interviewed and over 100 professionals involved in the selection process! This program empowers and develops a select group of high-potential startups through targeted mentoring, access to a vast network, and industry expertise.

Vesti’s selection for FIL Ignite is a powerful validation of the company’s innovative approach and its significant impact on the lives of immigrants.  “We are incredibly honored to be chosen for FIL Ignite,” says Olusola Amusan, Co-founder and CEO of Vesti. “This recognition from such a distinguished program underscores the promise of our platform and our commitment to revolutionizing the migration experience for Africans.” Through FIL Ignite, Vesti will gain access to a wealth of resources designed to propel its growth trajectory.  “The tailored coaching provided by FIL’s experienced mentors and Accenture SMEs will be invaluable,”

Amusan continues. “Their insights will equip us with the knowledge and strategies to navigate challenges, refine our business model, and ultimately serve our customers and partners more effectively.”

Beyond coaching, FIL Ignite offers access to a robust network of industry leaders and potential collaborators. “We are particularly excited about the networking opportunities within FIL’s ecosystem,” shares Ifeoluwa Ariyo-Agbaje, Vesti’s Partnerships and Communications Lead. “Connecting with financial institutions, investors, and fellow innovators will open doors to strategic partnerships and potential investment opportunities, allowing us to scale and amplify our impact.” Vesti’s participation in FIL Ignite marks the beginning of a strategic partnership with Accenture and FIL London. Over the course of the next few months, Vesti will take part in a number of events and conversations aimed at expanding our network and strengthening our proposition. 

Vesti’s UK launch in October 2023 marked a significant step in its global expansion strategy. The launch event, held at the prestigious Huckletree West in London, showcased Vesti’s user base of over 200,000 individuals seeking seamless migration experiences. Following its successful launch, Vesti has been steadily building its presence in the UK market, forging partnerships with key stakeholders and attracting a growing user base. Vesti’s selection for FIL Ignite underscores the company’s commitment to continuous growth and innovation.  With the invaluable support of FIL Ignite and Accenture, Vesti is poised to further refine its platform, expand its reach, and transform the migration journey for Africans across the globe.


Founded by two brothers who immigrated to the United States, the company is backed by both Africa and US-based investors and boasts of a thriving community of dreamers who represent the next generation of builders. Vesti’s AI-powered copilot, Miai, is a key component of its comprehensive offering, providing personalized support and guidance to immigrants throughout their migration journey. Through a set of tailored payment products, Vesti delivers hassle-free migration pathways and financial services to immigrants moving to the United States and other top destinations in North America and Europe. Vesti’s vision is to be the go-to legal and financial services platform for the next 1 billion immigrants. The company is on a mission to be the preferred platform for immigrants before they emigrate, providing information, community and ultimately a smooth transition to immigrants.

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Name: Ifeoluwa Ariyo-Agbaje
Designation: Partnerships and Communications Lead

Phone: +234 813 4025438

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