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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, marking its 34th market. In Saudi Arabia, Apple Pay initially launched with support for the Saudi Payments Network (MADA), Alinma

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Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Makes its First Investment from Their US$ 400 Million European Fund

Abu Dhabi owned Mubadala Investment Company’s venture arm has successfully completed its first investment of their US$ 400 Million European Fund into Berlin based insurtech startup WeFox. Mubadala was the lead investor in WeFox’s series B round which raised US$

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ADGM Opens 4th Reglab Cohort Focusing On API Economy and Sustainable Finance

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to welcome applications for its fourth cohort of Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab), with dual themes of “API economy” and “Sustainable Finance” API Economy Technological advances provide vast

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Middle East’s Digital Pioneers Honored

With more than 350 of the region’s most influential ICT leaders in attendance, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019 closed last week with a ceremony to mark the second edition of the IDC CIO Excellence Awards. At a time

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Fintech Events and Conferences in the Middle East Taking Place in H1 2019

Fintech continues its momentum in the Middle East with fintech companies attracting 12% of all digital startups deals in 2018 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest report from Magnitt, a Dubai-based entrepreneurs’ network.

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MEFTECH Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, the Governor of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA) will officially open MEFTECH, on 24th February 2019, 9:00 am at the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh presenting the opening speech at the leading two-day banking, Fintech and

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Qatar Works To Become A Fintech Hub

Qatar is being prepped to become a leading fintech hub in the Middle East. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a business and financial center located in Doha providing legal and business infrastructure for financial services, has been working with major

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Integrates Personal Finance Management App

ADCB has gone live in the United Arab Emirates with its personal finance management (PFM) application built on Strands’ technology. The MoneyBuddy app helps ADCB customers understand and manage their finances in a smarter and more independent way. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Leading Fintech Experts to Gather in Riyadh For MEFTECH 2019

MEFTECH, the longest running Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA region, has announced its lineup of industry expert speakers on Fintech from across the world ahead of the two-day conference at the Four Seasons, Riyadh from 24th –

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It’s Crypto-Winter, but Here’s Why One of Dubai’s Royalty Bets on This Crypto Fund

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s The Private Office has been on the hunt for a blockchain investment as part of the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, and the company has finally landed on a recipient—Liechtenstein-based Invao, that will serve as an exclusive

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