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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 decade, fintech companies promise to significantly accelerate financial inclusion in the years to come. According to Rehan Akhtar, director of

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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 counts over 22 programmes across the global — many of which are fintech focused. Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai launched in September

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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 million through 386 deals in 2018, an increase of 31% compared to the previous year. This is according to the

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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 are getting comfortable with mobile payments. The demographic is young, the market is filled with aspirational travellers, and a strong

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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, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, launched a US$100 million Fintech Fund in November 2017 to accelerate the development of

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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. Enhancing the bank’s suite of digital capabilities, Emirates NBD Chat Banking via WhatsApp, supported by Infobip, it allows customers to 

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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 a Service, BPaaS. Hardly its first endorsement, Smart Dubai has also endorsed a Blockchain Platform as a Service by IBM

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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 nation in the Middle East and North Africa. Among these numbers, 84% of the people were unbanked in 2018. According

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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 fintech experts explore on the latest trends, developments and emerging technologies in the banking sector in the region. The agenda

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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 programme roped in big partnerships with the likes of IFC, VISA , Alexbank Pharos Capital and many more. Ranked by

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