Fintech News Middle East

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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3 Key Initiatives Announced During Fintech Abu Dhabi 2018 That Will Boost Fintech in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, today successfully launched its second edition of

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622 Mil Transactions Later, A15 Sells Tpay to Africa’s Helios

Egypt’s A15 has just announced that they’re exiting UAE-based Tpay today, selling off its majority stake to Helios from Africa.

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Real Estate Crowdfunding: Smart Crowd Completes Second Round

Following its success with July with its maiden investment round, Smart Crowd, is celebrating the completion its second investment opportunity in

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Saudi’s Oldest Bank Embraces Ripple’s Blockchain

Following Ripple’s recent pilot with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) has joined RippleNet. NCB was the first bank

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300 Participated in Fintech Abu Dhabi’s First Dedicated Bootcamp Day for Startups

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi hosted its first ever Bootcamp Day as part of annual Fintech

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First a Digital Bank, Now Mashreq Incorporates Artificial Intelligence

Mashreq Bank has begun implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive capabilities into its daily banking operations by buying into

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Fintech Startups Get Opportunity to Work with ADCB in Sept’s Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has been appointed as the corporate champion of the upcoming Innovation Challenge 2018 that will

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ADGM Launches New Commercial License For Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre (IFC) of Abu Dhabi announces the launch of the new commercial license

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Fintech Hive Welcomes 22 Innovative Startups for its 2018 Accelerator Programme

FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced

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Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintech, Insurtech Startups in the Middle East

In the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the fintech industry is rapidly growing with the number of fintech

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Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in the Middle East

Across the Middle East, fintech is transforming the delivery of financial services. In recent years, many acceleration and incubation programs

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Robo-Advisor Sarwa Raises New Round of Funding

Sarwa, the first regulated automated investment advisory platform in the region, announced that it received over $1.3M in its pre-series

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Iran’s Central Bank: Cryptocurrency Ban May Be Lifted In September

A national draft project is aiming at introducing a state-backed digital currency. Iran’s Central Bank deputy for innovative technologies, Nasser

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Iran: Cryptocurrencies Could Be A Way To Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

A High Representative of the Iranian government has once again expressed how cryptocurrency could play a vital and major role

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Fintech Agreement Between Dubai and Singapore Financial Services Authority

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) have signed a FinTech Agreement that allows

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