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Secure Payment Links Through WhatsApp Could Be Fintech’s Future

Emirates NBD announced that they are launching customised banking services via WhatsApp in the UAE region. Through WhatsApp business, their users can now use integrated banking activities, like checking account balances and temporarily blocking or unblocking an existing card. Emirates

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Why Now is The Best Time for International Fintech Firms to Expand into Dubai

Dubai is opening its doors to global investors who would like to start their business in the region without actually being located in the UAE. In an agreement between Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and the US-based Alliance Business Centres Network

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5 Blockchain Startups in the UAE to Watch Closely

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making strides to become a leader in blockchain technology enriching the blockchain UAE scene with vibrant projects. The Dubai government is currently working with 20 blockchain projects and has made partnerships with IBM and

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Etihad Airways Goes Fintech with New Loyalty Payment Solution

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, teamed up with US payments startup Modo to co-develop a new loyalty solution for the airline industry. The solution, which focused on the redemption of Etihad Guest Miles, was

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Dubai Has Taken its First Step to Have All Government Transactions on The Blockchain

In line with it’s “Dubai Blockchain Strategy” the Smart Dubai Office teamed up with Dubai’s Department of Finance to launch a blockchain powered payment system. The new system introduces blockchain technology into the Department’s processes, allowing transactions to be performed

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ADGM Partners with Two Major Telcos — Here’s What the Partnership Entails

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre, has gone into an agreement with two major telcos in the region namely; Etisalat and Du. Both MoUs were signed during the 2018 FinTech Abu Dhabi Summit by ADGM held under

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Reflecting On Fintech News Middle East’s 1st Year Amidst the Region’s Fintech Boom

Time surely flies, almost without realising it we are celebrating our one year anniversary since launching our Fintech News Middle East in September 2017. And what a way to mark our 1 year anniversary than to forge partnership up with

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United Arab Emirates: Scrutinizing ICOs Regulations

Not only United Arab Emirates (UAE) have beeen recently scrutinizing this new financing mechanism, but they have as well recognized sold tokens as securities. Will this further step be the right one for the cryptosphere based in these new dynamic

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Meet The 10 Startups Accepted into ADGM’s RegLab

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has approved its third batch of Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab) participants in its bespoke regulatory framework. RegLab allows successful applicants to test their products according to regulatory requirements tailored

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Abu Dhabi Joins Regulators of the World in Launching Their Own Fintech Sandbox

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced an initiative to launch a FinTech digital sandbox. The digital sandbox allows financial institutions (FIs) and FinTech innovators to come together to experiment on products and solutions

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