Posts From Fintechnews Middle East

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 growth. By 2022, startups in the region are set to attract US$2.5 billion in deals, according to a new study

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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 are so many), send us an Email or comment on this post.   15-16 April Seamless Middle East 2018 Dubai

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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 using Mastercard’s Payment Gateway Services technology. Furthermore, all local online merchants will be enabled to accept mada cards as a

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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 doubled in size between 2013 and 2015, rising from only 46 fintech startups based in the Middle East and North

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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 sectors for greater diversification. Many of these such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are putting their

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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 Northern Africa (MENA), and a smartphone penetration of just 17%, the lowest in the region, Iraq is not what we

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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 Europe, has grown tremendously these past years with locations such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

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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 Dhabi Bank (FAB) to provide integrated global sanctions screening and data. First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank

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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 being used by an increasing number of startups in blockchain and cryptocurrency space looking for capital. In 2017 alone, startups

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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 to the latest insights from International Data Corporation. The global technology research and consulting firm’s recently launched Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending

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