Fintech News Middle East & North Africa

A Glimpse into Fintech in Saudi Arabia

Experts are optimistic about the outlook for fintech development in Saudi Arabia, which they claim will be driven by the

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Google Report: E-Commerce in Middle East Set For Strong Growth

E-commerce is set for strong growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The market was worth US$8.3

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Fintech in Bahrain: A Glimpse of its Regulatory Initiatives

In the Bahrain Fintech Regulations Report 2019 in parts, produced by the Central Bank of Bahrain, we can see that

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FundedByMe Granted License to Operate Crowdfunding Platform in UAE

FundedByMe, an equity crowdfunding platform, has recently launched operations at the DIFC after obtaining full equity crowdfunding license from the

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The Folks Behind Burj Khalifa is Looking at an ICO

Emaar group, the developer behind the iconic Burj Khalifa among others is looking at developing their own crypto token. It

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DIFC Appoints Stewards for a Portion of its US$100 Fintech Fund

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a fintech friendly financial hub announced the appointment of Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and

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5 UAE Regulator Initiatives to Bring Fintech to The Next Level

The Bahrain Fintech Regulations Report 2019, partly produced by the Central Bank of Bahrain, showcases some of the regulations and initatives set up

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UAE Leads the Digital Banking Scene in Middle East

A combination of changing consumer preferences, competition from fintech startups and changing regulations have been forcing banks around the world

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FutureSec Summit Aims to Address Cyber Threats Facing the Banking Sector

Inadequate cyber security has long been a threat to the banking industry, costing the banks revenue losses and tarnished brand

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10 Top Fintech Startups in Egypt to Keep an Eye On

As one of the most populous countries in the Middle East topped with a large unbanked population Egypt is fertile

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Apple Pay Targets Middle East Markets Starting with Saudi Arabia

Apple continues the rollout of its Apple Pay digital wallet service around the world, launching in Saudi Arabia in February,

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Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Makes its First Investment from Their US$ 400 Million European Fund

Abu Dhabi owned Mubadala Investment Company’s venture arm has successfully completed its first investment of their US$ 400 Million European

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ADGM Opens 4th Reglab Cohort Focusing On API Economy and Sustainable Finance

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to welcome applications for its fourth

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Middle East’s Digital Pioneers Honored

With more than 350 of the region’s most influential ICT leaders in attendance, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019

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Fintech Events and Conferences in the Middle East Taking Place in H1 2019

Fintech continues its momentum in the Middle East with fintech companies attracting 12% of all digital startups deals in 2018

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MEFTECH Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, the Governor of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA) will officially open MEFTECH, on 24th February

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Qatar Works To Become A Fintech Hub

Qatar is being prepped to become a leading fintech hub in the Middle East. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Integrates Personal Finance Management App

ADCB has gone live in the United Arab Emirates with its personal finance management (PFM) application built on Strands’ technology. The MoneyBuddy

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Leading Fintech Experts to Gather in Riyadh For MEFTECH 2019

MEFTECH, the longest running Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA region, has announced its lineup of industry expert

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It’s Crypto-Winter, but Here’s Why One of Dubai’s Royalty Bets on This Crypto Fund

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s The Private Office has been on the hunt for a blockchain investment as part of the

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5 of The Best Funded Startups in The UAE Right Now

The pinpricks of a vibrant startup scene in the middle east have begun to emerge. Despite known problems on the

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Abu Dhabi Invites Fintechs Aiming to Scale Globally to Apply for Their Sandbox

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is rallying FinTech and innovative firms who are

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Investment Bank Granted Sandbox License to Operate Crowdfunding Platform in Saudi

The Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia recently granted Falcom Financial Service Co a Financial Technology Experimental Permit — or better

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What is Driving the Rise of Mobile Payments in UAE?

Mobile payments are on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the country’s young population is eager to

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“Aber” Project, The Common Digital Currency Between SAMA and UAECB

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the United Arab Emirates Central Bank (UAECB) clarified in a joint statement that

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MEFTECH 2019 To Support Fintech Ecosystem Growth in Saudi Arabia

MEFTECH, the Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA Region, returns to Riyadh from 24th to 25th February 2019

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Standard Chartered Launches Second Wave of Digital-only Banks Across 4 African Markets

Standard Chartered today announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to

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