Fintech News Middle East

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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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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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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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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Al Hilal Bank Partners with ADGM in a Push to Develop Digital Banking and Blockchain

Abu Dhabi-based Al Hilal Bank will partner with the international financial centre, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to promote the

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10 Fintech Startups in Turkey to Watch Closely

Fintech is growing rapidly in Turkey. Investment in Turkish fintech companies grew 175% from US$4.6 million in 2012 to US$29

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Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) las launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by exchanges, custodians

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ADGM Issues Public Consult on Regulatory Framework for Online Financing Platforms

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, published a consultation paper setting out its proposed

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4 Things You Need to Know About Qatar Development Bank’s Fintech Incubator

In a nation where a majority of the labour force is in one way or another working with the government,

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Fintech to Solve Financial Exclusion in Egypt

In Egypt, fintech is set to play a key role in providing basic financial services to the large pool of

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Israel Quickly Becoming a Leading Fintech Hub

From its origin as a 90-startup, US$13 million capital sector, the Israeli fintech industry has grown to include approximately 500

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UAE Fintech Accelerator : 300 Applications

FinTech Hive, the first fintech accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is gearing up to

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SAP: Saudi Arabia Ranks as Top Digital Banking Market in Middle East and North Africa

As Saudi banks digitally transform, the Kingdom ranks as the top digital banking market in the Middle East and North

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Etisalat Adopts Latest Global IOT Security Guidelines

Etisalat today announced its commitment to adapt and implement a common approach to IoT security guidelines that will outline best

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Bahrain Witnesses Key Fintech Developments

Over the past year, Bahrain’s fintech ecosystem has witnessed several key developments including the launch of the Central Bank of

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A $100m Venture Capital Fund in Bahrain for Middle East Startups

Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) announces that the Al Waha Fund of Funds has successfully closed its US $100m fundraising round,making

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First Technology Hardware Accelerator in the Middle East Region Launched in Bahrain

Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub was officially opened  in the presence of Ministers, Batelco Board members, Batelco senior executives, invited guests and

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Dubai Wants to Serve as Regional Digital Financial Inclusion Hub

The UAE is ideally positioned to serve as the ‘beating heart’ of a regional innovation hub; according to a new

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Dubai Holding Invest AED 1 Billion to Launch Next Generation Digital Bank for UAE

Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, has announced it will invest up to AED 1 billion over the next

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Emirates NBD to Launch EasyHub Integrated Digital Kiosks

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected

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Bahrain Pushes for Fintech Innovation

Bahrain is looking to move the country’s economy away from oil, leveraging its financial hub credentials to attract fintech companies.

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ADGM Reglab Attracts 70% More Applicants Than Last Year

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, successfully concluded its 3rd round of applications for its

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New Fintech Education Courses For The UAE

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and FINTECH Circle, a global community of FinTech

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ADGM And KPMG Launch 2nd Annual Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and KPMG Lower Gulf Limited “KPMG LG” launch

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Proposes a Regulatory Framework for Spot Crypto Asset Markets

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) published a consultation paper setting out its proposed

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Launch Of ACCESSADGM Innovative E-Service Portal

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Abu Dhabi, announce the official launch of ACCESSADGM, a

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