Fintech News Middle East

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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Blockon Bahrain: A Blockchain Conference and Platform for Bahrain

Bahrain FinTech Bay announces the launch of BlockOn 2018 Conference which will take November 22nd. BlockOn is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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Middle East: Where To Stay At While Attending these 7 Fintech Events

Whether you’ve registered your  for these upcoming fintech events, or are still considering whether to attend, booking your accommodation early is

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Bringing Global Fintech & Financial Leaders to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi announced that its second edition of the FinTech

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First FinTech Corporate Accelerator Programme with American Express in Bahrain

Nest announced its market entry into the Kingdom of Bahrain with the launch of the very first global corporate fintech

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National Bank of Egypt Upgrades Treasury and Risk Management Operations

Finastra announced that National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited is deploying Fusion Treasury and Fusion Risk. The treasury and risk

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Fintech Fails to Emerge in Troubled Yemen

Yemen is an Arab sovereign state in Western Asia at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula and the second-largest

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Temenos and AUC Venture Lab Team Up to Accelerate Fintech Innovation in Egypt

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

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DIFC Launches Scheme To Fast Track Fintech Startups

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will establish a commercial licensing scheme for fintech firms based in the Middle East,

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Fintech In MENA: All You Need To Know

The startup economy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region continues to grow this year. In the first

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World’s First Court on the Blockchain in Dubai

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have partnered with Smart Dubai to create the world’s first Court of the Blockchain. Building on existing

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National Bank of Bahrain Announces Digital Transformation Strategy

NBB announced details of the Bank’s strategy for its digital transformation, which centres on better meeting the fast-evolving needs of customers

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