Fintech News Middle East

One of the Hottest Swiss Fintech Expands to Middle East

Instimatch Global, the leading digital network for institutional money market trading, has appointed international entrepreneur Hassan Al-Lawati as Chief Relationship

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Dubai Has Now Over 100 Fintech Companies Registered

With a three-fold growth since end of 2018, the Centre’s enabling environment continues to support the development of the FinTech

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Emirates NBD to Launch Voice Banking Through Amazon Alexa

Emirates NBD customers in the UAE will soon be able to get banking updates, track spends as well as listen

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Abu Dhabi Awards Bank Status to the Worlds’ First Licensed Digital Trade Bank

Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB), a global pioneer in digital transaction banking, has received a full digital banking license and Category

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Meet the 31 Startups Participating in the DIFC FinTech Hive’s 2019 Accelerator Programme

DIFC FinTech Hive, announced the commencement of the 2019 edition of its accelerator programme. The third edition of the programme

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ADCB Launches Real Time Blockchain Trade Finance for Customers

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has digitised trade finance for its customers using the Singapore-based dltledgers Blockchain platform. ADCB is

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4 new Fintech Startups Selected for Abu Dhabi Regulatory Lab

Abu Dhabi Global Market welcomes four new FinTech start-ups in its fourth Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab) cohort. These four local and

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Saudi Arabia: Green Light To Test Robo-Advisory Service

Saudi Arabia’s capital markets watchdog has granted Haseed Investing Company and Wahed Capital a Fintech ExPermit, allowing the two companies

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The First to Certify 5 FinTech Startups Under API Sandbox Program

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, together with the DIFC FinTech Hive, a fintech accelerator in the Middle

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Bahrain Issues Final Rules on Insurance Aggregators

The Central Bank of Bahrain issued the final rules on “insurance aggregators”. Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Baker, Executive Director of

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The Region’s First Blockchain Know Your Customer Data Sharing Consortium

Dubai International Financial Centre and Mashreq Bank are partnering with norbloc, a leading Know Your Customer (KYC) and client onboarding

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Abu Dhabi Collaborates with a Chinese Fintech Giant

Abu Dhabi Global Market and OneConnect signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and develop FinTech innovation, ecosystems, and market

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Abu Dhabi Releases Regulatory and Governance Regime for Robo-Advisors

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has issued its regulatory framework for Digital Investment

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Artificial Intelligence will Boost Middle East’s GDP

As technology evolves at an ever-increasing pace, decision-makers are coming to terms with the need to embrace change and transform

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Crypto Asset Exchange Matrix Exchange Receives In-Principle Approval from FSRA of ADGM

Abu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange, Matrix Exchange announced on July 12 that it has received an In-Principle Approval (IPA) from

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DIFC Strengthens Leadership Team to Drive Vision for Future Growth

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority has strengthened its leadership team. The Centre has made a number of strategic appointments

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Abu Dhabi is Looking for Digital Bank Applications

Digitalisation has led to a rapid transformation of the banking industry. Recognising this and to further support innovation, the Financial

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Dubai Department of Finance Gets a Bost in its Payment Digitisation Strategy

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has announced the successful implementation of a digitised payment solution for Dubai

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Bank of ABC Becomes The First Bank in the Middle East to Employ Digital KYC Functionality

Jumio a nnounced a partnership with Bank ABC.  The partnership enables Bank ABC’s new mobile-only bank to compliantly onboard new

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Robo-Advisors Ripe For Prime Time In The UAE

The digital financial advisory industry is destined for strong growth in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and while business-to-consumer (B2C)

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Payfort Partnership with Government of Ajman to Provide Payment Facilities via AjmanPay

PAYFORT, an Amazon company, today announced a partnership agreement with the Government of Ajman, aimed at enhancing and extending the

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ADGM Announces New Initiatives For Fintech Startups

In conjunction with the FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival 2019,  Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) announced that they will be launching

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Africa and the Middle East, the Next Battleground for E-Commerce Companies

E-commerce in Africa and the Middle East is poised for growth. Thanks to a combination of fast-growing developing markets, highly

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Saudi Arabia: 18 Companies Join Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has selected 18 companies to form the second batch of ventures to join its

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10 Fintech Startup Funds and Support Programs in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been working towards becoming one of the world’s top ten innovation leaders by 2021.

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Mastercard Partners with Bahrain FinTech Bay to Foster Fintech Innovation in the Kingdom

Mastercard announced a partnership with Bahrain FinTech Bay in their effort to support the development of Bahrain’s fintech industry. Through

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Meet the 10 Fintechs Selected Startupbootcamp’s First Ever Cairo Cohort

Egypt’s multi-partner backed FinTech accelerator program Startupbootcamp-Pride FinTech Cairo holds its first Demo Day to present 10 graduating startups to

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