Tag "Fintech Startups"

Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintech, Insurtech Startups in the Middle East

In the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the fintech industry is rapidly growing with the number of fintech startups in the region more than doubling between 2013 and 2015. According to experts and industry observers, the staggering 86%

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Fintech In MENA: All You Need To Know

The startup economy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region continues to grow this year. In the first six months of 2018, it registered a record number of transactions with 141 investments, a 12% increase over the corresponding period. One

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10 Fintech Startups in Turkey to Watch Closely

Fintech is growing rapidly in Turkey. Investment in Turkish fintech companies grew 175% from US$4.6 million in 2012 to US$29 million in 2016, and the overall Turkish fintech industry, which counts more than 200 companies, according to the Fintech Ecosystem in

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Fintech to Solve Financial Exclusion in Egypt

In Egypt, fintech is set to play a key role in providing basic financial services to the large pool of unbanked people, according to experts and industry observers. Egypt is the most populous nation in the Middle East and North

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Israel Quickly Becoming a Leading Fintech Hub

From its origin as a 90-startup, US$13 million capital sector, the Israeli fintech industry has grown to include approximately 500 fintech startups, collectively raising an estimated total of US$500-650 million to date. According to a report by Deloitte, Israel is quickly becoming

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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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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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Fintech In Dubai: A Short Overview

An Overview about Fintech in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), and in particular the city of Dubai, is poised to become a regional fintech hub as the country looks to take the lead in the digital race. Backed by government

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10 Fintech Startups in Dubai and Abu Dhabi You Have to Know

The fintech market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is predicted to enter a new era of growth. By 2022, startups in the region are set to attract US$2.5 billion in deals, according to a new study

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10 Interesting Fintech Startups In GCC

Realizing that their dependency on oil has put them in a precarious position, Middle Eastern economies have begun exploring other sectors for greater diversification. Many of these such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are putting their

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