Saudi Arabia

A Glimpse into Fintech in Saudi Arabia

Experts are optimistic about the outlook for fintech development in Saudi Arabia, which they claim will be driven by the tech-savvy, young population, and favorable government initiatives and support. Islam Al Bayaa, head of advisory at KPMG Al Fozan &

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UAE Leads the Digital Banking Scene in Middle East

A combination of changing consumer preferences, competition from fintech startups and changing regulations have been forcing banks around the world to develop their digital capabilities. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, banks are quickly rising to the

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FutureSec Summit Aims to Address Cyber Threats Facing the Banking Sector

Inadequate cyber security has long been a threat to the banking industry, costing the banks revenue losses and tarnished brand image. In the face of this growing concern, banks across KSA have been increasingly investing in technological advancements in order

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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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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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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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Investment Bank Granted Sandbox License to Operate Crowdfunding Platform in Saudi

The Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia recently granted Falcom Financial Service Co a Financial Technology Experimental Permit — or better known as a sandbox license — to create an equity crowdfunding platform. Falcom is described as a full fledged investment

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“Aber” Project, The Common Digital Currency Between SAMA and UAECB

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the United Arab Emirates Central Bank (UAECB) clarified in a joint statement that one of the objectives of launching the common digital currency project ” Aber” is for use in financial settlements between the

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MEFTECH 2019 To Support Fintech Ecosystem Growth in Saudi Arabia

MEFTECH, the Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA Region, returns to Riyadh from 24th to 25th February 2019 at the Four Seasons Riyadh for its second edition in the Kingdom. MEFTECH is initiated by mada, the national payment

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After Banning Crypto Saudi Arabia Plans Central Bank Digital Currency

After banning the trading of cryptocurrencies, Saudi Arabia is now developing a blockchain-based digital currency in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The central banks of the two countries are planning to run a pilot of a shared digital

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