Fintech News Middle East & North Africa

Top 9 Fintech Startups and Companies in Pakistan That Deserves Your Attention

Although the Pakistani government has managed to bring 21% of the adult population in the financial ambit in the past

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Here are the 10 Startups Selected to Join Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai

Ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten 10 accelerators in the world, Startupbootcamp is a famed accelerator which

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Only 14 Fintechs Made the Cut to World Economic Forum’s Top 100 Arab Startups List

Entrepreneurship is booming across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with startups in the region raising an astonishing US$900

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Multi-Currency Cards Were Trending at Seamless Middle East This Year

It’s perhaps no coincidence that two high-profile multi-currency travel cards we announced at Seamless Middle East this year. Middle Easterners

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Dubai’s $100 Million Fintech Fund and How to Apply for It

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub in the Middle East,

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Banking is Now Just a WhatsApp Away for Emirates NBD Customers

Emirates NBD customers can now chat bank via WhatsApp as the bank introduces customised services via the WhatsApp Business Solution.

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Dubai Endorses Local Telco du’s Blockchain Platform as a Service

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, has announced that the Smart Dubai has endorsed the telco’s Blockchain Platform as

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Why Egypt’s Fintech Boom is Inevitable

Here are a few facts about Egypt. The country is home to 100 million people, making it the most populous

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Financial Innovation Summit Discusses Fintech Developments In Qatar and Beyond

Organised by BII World the Financial Innovation Summit launched yesterday at the Hilton Doha. The two-day event covered over 20

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One of Forbes’ Top 10 Accelerators Will Launch a Fintech Programme in Egypt

Startupbootcamp alongside Pride Capital announced its maiden venture into Egypt with its accelerator programme ” Startupbootcamp-Pride Fintech Cairo”. The accelerator

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Meet The 9 Startups Joining ADGM & Plug and Play’s Second Fintech Accelerator

Plug and Play, with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have kicked off their second fintech accelerator and innovation program geared

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Top 12 Fintech Startups in Israel to Keep an Eye On

Israel has long been the Middle East’s most prominent startup hub with the area around Tel Aviv having earned the

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Egypt’s Central Bank Announces an EGP 1 Bil Fintech Fund and Regulatory Sandbox

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will establish an EGP 1 billion innovations support fund to finance Egypt’s fintech startups—called

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Bahrain to Introduce Regulation for Robo-Advisors

The Central Bank of Bahrain has today issued the Directives on “Digital Financial Advice”, better known as robo-advisors to most.

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20 Fintech Experts to Meet at Seamless Middle East 2019 in Dubai

On April 10 and 11, 2019, Seamless Middle East 2019 will bring together over 10,000 visitors, 400 speakers and 350+

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Abu Dhabi’s Fintechs Joining This New Tech Hub Could Get a Cut from AED535 Mil Fund

The Abu Dhabi Executive Office just launched Hub71—a tech ecosystem bringing together the world’s tech investors and companies to achieve

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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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