Fintech News Middle East

Investment Management and Crowdfunding Software Provider Katipult Enters UAE Market

Katipult Technology, a fintech company which offers Investment Management and Crowdfunding Software, announces it has started coverage of the United Arab

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Fintech In Abu Dhabi: A Short Overview

Abu Dhabi, the capital and second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to move forward with

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Dubai Islamic Bank ‘MyHome’ is Set to Change UAE home Finance Market

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the UAE’s largest Islamic Bank, has launched a new home finance product that is set to

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ADFG Acquires Strategic Stake in 500 Startups

500 Startups, a Silicon Valley venture fund with a track record of investing in young companies, said on Tuesday Abu

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Fintech In Dubai: A Short Overview

An Overview about Fintech in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), and in particular the city of Dubai, is poised to

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10 Fintech Startups in Dubai and Abu Dhabi You Have to Know

The fintech market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is predicted to enter a new era of

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Global Nomads And Economic Volatility Drive Growth In International Pensions And Savings Plans

A record number of International Pension and Savings Plans were set up last year, as employers strive to meet the

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Fintech Events in the Middle East to Attend in 2018

Here are selected Fintech Events in the Middle East to attend in 2018. If an important event is missing (there

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Sharia-Based Personal Financing Products for Everyone

iP2PGlobal is the first to offer Sharia-based financing products built on blockchain technology Looking at the current peer-to-peer (P2P) lending

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Smart City Technologies Spending in the Middle East Tipped to Reach $1.26 Billion in 2018

Spending on the technologies that enable Smart City initiatives is forecast to reach $1.26 billion for the Middle East and

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Mastercard and mada Partner to Enable Online Payment Transactions in Saudi Arabia

mada, Saudi Arabia’s domestic payment network, and Mastercard announced the launch of a joint partnership initiative to enable online payments

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Etisalat Digital Shortlists 6 Global Companies For Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Etisalat Digital announced the shortlisted scale-ups to foster digital innovation and entrepreneurship and to bring new solutions to the market

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Mastercard Announces Roadmap for Contactless Payments Consistency

Mastercard has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years.

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Mastercard and Ooredoo to launch Masterpass in Qatar

Ooredoo and Mastercard have announced the upcoming launch of Masterpass in Qatar, a service designed to offer a new level

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Fintech In The Middle East

In the Middle East, fintech sandboxes and government driven initiatives have supported the growing base of fintech startups, which more

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10 Interesting Fintech Startups In GCC

Realizing that their dependency on oil has put them in a precarious position, Middle Eastern economies have begun exploring other

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Iraq Underdeveloped Financial System Both A Challenge And An Opportunity For Fintech

With 11% of the population having a formal banking account, the lowest number of ATMs in the Middle East and

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9 Fintech Startups in Middle East to Watch in 2018

The fintech sector in the Middle East, despite being relatively small when compared with the likes of the US or

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Alibabacoin’s Public ICO Brings an Explosive Response

Alibabacoin Foundation, the developer of a leading fourth-generation Alternative coin (altcoin),  has successfully ended their 1st stage ICO and officially began

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First Abu Dhabi Bank chooses Accuity Data and Technology Solutions

Accuity, a global provider of risk and compliance, payments and know your customer solutions has been selected by First Abu

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ICO Arrives In The Middle East But VC Funding Still Dominates

2017 was the year initial coin offerings (ICOs) became mainstream. The fundraising method has raised in popularity and is now

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Blockchain Spending in the Middle East & Africa to More than Double in 2018

Spending on blockchain solutions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to more than double this year, according

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Ripple and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Offer Pilot Program for Saudi Banks

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) — the central bank for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) — has signed an agreement

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UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based

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ADGM Launches e-KYC Utility Project With Consortium Of Key UAE Financial Institutions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announces

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Crowdfunding And Peer-To-Peer Lending In The UAE

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has emerged as a way to support local small and medium-sized

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ADGM And Bahrain Economic Development Board Sign Region’s First MENA Fintech Agreement

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) have

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Fintech Innovation: Why The Middle East Will Be The Place To Be In 2018

The Middle East’s fintech ecosystem grew significantly in 2017 and further development is expected in the coming years fueled by

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The Gateway into the Middle East – CREALOGIX acquires Innofis

CREALOGIX a Swiss baded Digital Banking Solutions Provicder will acquire 100% of the Barcelona-based Innofis – a well-established digital banking

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Turkish Fintech Sector Sees Strong Growth

The Turkish fintech ecosystem has shown strong growth with the support of a solid banking industry, a thriving startup scene,

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