Bahrain

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 programme in the region, ACCELERATE ME, in partnership with American Express Middle East. Nest and American Express Middle East will

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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 and modernising every aspect of its banking experience through the strengthening of its digital capabilities. Comprised of several important components,

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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 Bahrain (CBB) dedicated Fintech and Innovation Unit and regulatory sandbox, two initiatives that highlight the growing market demand and interest

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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 it the first active venture capitalfund of funds in the region. The announcement marks an important milestone for the region’s

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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 Bahrain media houses. Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s digital solutions provider announced in 2017 that it had teamed up with

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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. In partnership with government ministries and other public sector agencies, the Economic Development Board (EDB) is pushing to develop a

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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 entered into a Fintech cooperation agreement, marking a significant first in the MENA region. Signed between two of the leading

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Bahrain Fintech Bay Announces Strategic Partnership With Bahrain Development Bank And Rowad

Bahrain FinTech Bay has announced a partnership with Bahrain Development Bank and its Rowad Program. Bahrain Development Bank will be a founding partner of BFB and will work closely with the BFB to deliver certain initiatives supporting Fintech entrepreneurship, through

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Central Bank of Bahrain Announces Partnership Endorsing Bahrain Fintech Bay

The Central Bank of Bahrain  has announced a partnership officially endorsing the launch of Bahrain FinTech Bay and its Fintech initiatives in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The announcement is the most recent in a series of steps affirming the CBB’s

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Bahrain And Fintech Consortium Launch Dedicated Fintech Hub In The Middle East And Africa

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (“EDB”) and FinTech Consortium (“FTC”) announced today the launch of “Bahrain FinTech Bay” (“BFB”), the largest dedicated FinTech hub in the Middle East and Africa. The new hub aims to further the development and acceleration

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