Fintech News Middle East

ADGM Signs MOU with Central Bank of Bahrain to Promote Fintech

Central Bank of Bahrain seems going on partnership spree this as week as they sign yet another MOU with Abu

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Bahrain and Singapore’s Regulators to Join Hands Fostering Fintech Innovation

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to

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Bahrain Has Big Plans for its Fintech Industry and Startups

The government of Bahrain wants to make the country the go-to place in the Middle East for fintech companies and

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Smart Dubai and IBM to Offer First Government-Endorsed Blockchain Platform

Smart Dubai and IBM  announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform, the first government-endorsed blockchain platform-as-a-service in the United Arab Emirates

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With US$12.2 Mil Investment, This Singaporean Robo Advisor is Setting Up Shop in Dubai

WeInvest, a Singapore-based digital wealth services and robo-advisory firm, announced that its next phase of expansion will be into the

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Deutsche’s DWS Acquires 15% Stake in Neo to Strengthen Middle East Presence

DWS Group a subsidiary of Deutsche Asset Management entered into a binding agreement to acquire 15% stake in Neo Technologies,

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Robo Advisor Sarwa is The First to Graduate Dubai’s Sandbox

After nearly 12 months of testing, robo-advisory firm Sarwa has become the first participant to graduate from the Dubai Financial

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Emirates NBD Embraces Open Banking Through API Sandbox

Emirates NBD is jumping in on the open banking bandwagon through its debut of an API sandbox. The platform consists

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Abu Dhabi Enables All Government Payments Through ADPay

The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) formally launched its  ‘Abu Dhabi Government Digital Payment platform’ (ADPay). Launched

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Industry Consortium Wants To Strengthen The Fintech Ecosystem In Egypt

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, and university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, Temenos,

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An Islamic & Sustainable FinTech Center launched in Bahrain

Bahrain FinTech Bay announces the launch of the Global Islamic & Sustainable FinTech Center (GISFC) with local, regional and international

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New Report Examines Saudi Arabia’s Digital Government Ambitions

As digital transformation continues to play a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world adapt to new

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Standard Chartered CEO: The Digital Future for the African Continent is Bright

We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African

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Fintech in Dubai News Roundup

Over the past years, Dubai has been positioning itself as a leading fintech hub in the Middle East and North

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Singaporean Fintech Firm Partners with SEED Group to Expand in Middle East

Singapore based fintech firm Touché has signed an agreement with SEED Group as their local partner. In this agreement SEED

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Emcredit: Dubai Public Sector Goes Blockchain Payments

Citizens and residents of Dubai will be able to make digital payments for school fees, bills and retail purchases with a stable,

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Saudi Arabia Sovereign Fund Puts a Further US$45 Bil into Japan’s SoftBank

Saudi Arabia’s fledgling sovereign fund is putting in a further US$45 billion into Matsumoto Son’s famed Softbank, which in turn

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Bahrain Gets Another US$100 Mil Fund, This Time Specifically for Fintech Startups

Earlier this year, Bahrain Development Bank launched its Al Wafa fund of funds, with USD100 million available for tech startups

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Jordan’s Fintech Startups Could Score up to $3 Mil out of a $30 Mil Fund

The Middle East has been ramping up its efforts to fund fintech initiatives lately, seemingly throughout their life cycles until

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14 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Finance Events in the Middle East

As the Middle East witnesses the emergence of a thriving fintech ecosystem, an increasing number of events and conferences are

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Secure Payment Links Through WhatsApp Could Be Fintech’s Future

Emirates NBD announced that they are launching customised banking services via WhatsApp in the UAE region. Through WhatsApp business, their

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Why Now is The Best Time for International Fintech Firms to Expand into Dubai

Dubai is opening its doors to global investors who would like to start their business in the region without actually

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5 Blockchain Startups in the UAE to Watch Closely

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making strides to become a leader in blockchain technology enriching the blockchain UAE scene

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Etihad Airways Goes Fintech with New Loyalty Payment Solution

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, teamed up with US payments startup Modo to co-develop

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Dubai Has Taken its First Step to Have All Government Transactions on The Blockchain

In line with it’s “Dubai Blockchain Strategy” the Smart Dubai Office teamed up with Dubai’s Department of Finance to launch

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ADGM Partners with Two Major Telcos — Here’s What the Partnership Entails

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre, has gone into an agreement with two major telcos in the

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Reflecting On Fintech News Middle East’s 1st Year Amidst the Region’s Fintech Boom

Time surely flies, almost without realising it we are celebrating our one year anniversary since launching our Fintech News Middle

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United Arab Emirates: Scrutinizing ICOs Regulations

Not only United Arab Emirates (UAE) have beeen recently scrutinizing this new financing mechanism, but they have as well recognized

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Meet The 10 Startups Accepted into ADGM’s RegLab

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has approved its third batch of Regulatory Laboratory

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Abu Dhabi Joins Regulators of the World in Launching Their Own Fintech Sandbox

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced an initiative to launch a FinTech digital

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