Fintech News Middle East & North Africa

National Bank of Bahrain Embraces Open Banking

National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) announced that they have started enabling open banking services to its customers. This service enables

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Abu Dhabi Reviews Crypto Asset Regulation to Include Stablecoins

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced that it has enhances has enhanced its “Guidance

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Visa Partners with Bahrain Fintech Bay to further Develop Bahrain’s Fintech Ecosystem

Visa has partnered with Bahrain FinTech Bay to further support the development of the FinTech ecosystem in Bahrain. Bahrain FinTech

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Upcoming Fintech and Digital Finance Events in MENA

Fintech is booming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as regulators and government agencies in countries including the

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This Regtech Now Taps Directly into Bahrain’s National ID Data to Offer Quicker eKYC

Fenergo, a recognised Dublin-based provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions, today announces that it’s working

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Meet the 10 Graduates of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai Accelerator’s First Cohort

Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Accelerator hosted their Demo Day in Dubai on Tuesday, April 30th, with the participation of over 250

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DFSA Invites Applications for its 2019 Regulatory Sandbox “Summer Cohort”

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) invites applications from local and international firms to apply to join the 2019 Summer

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How is Lebanon’s Fintech Scene Doing?

Lebanon’s fintech industry has been growing rapidly in the past years, fueled by a supportive ecosystem, a wide range of

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Examining Jordan’s Emerging Fintech Scene

Fintech in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region is booming with the number of startups in the field

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Dissecting Fintech Opportunities in Middle East and Africa

Dubai’s special economic zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has released a new report that explores the opportunities related

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A Glimpse into North African Countries Leading the Way in Fintech

African countries are home to some of the world’s most unbanked populations. In these nations, fintech and digital banking are

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Mubadala Puts US$1 Bil into Abu Dhabi’s Financial Center to Court Top Guns into MENA

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced a Mubadala Investment Company-backed fund geared towards growing the financial ecosystem in Abu Dhabi.

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Fintech Startups in Egypt Stand to Gain a Cut from US$200 Mil Fund by the World Bank

The World Bank has set aside US$200 million for Egyptian SMEs hoping to create job opportunities for the kingdom’s youth.

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Dubai Just Launched its Women-Only Accelerator to Drive Female Fintech Talent

Dubai will be getting its own female-focused accelerator programme soon, run by DIFC FinTech Hive. AccelerateHer is a mentorship programme

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3 Fintech Startups Join 500 Startups MENA Program

500 Startups goal is to bring the best industry knowledge and mentoring from their Silicon Valley-based global network to the

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Attempts to Spur Insurtech with Draft Rules on Comparison Sites

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has just issued draft rules on insurance aggregators; intermediaries with an insurance broker’s license

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Smart Crowd Signs Deal with Abu Dhabi Government to Grow Property Crowdfunding

Smart Crowd, an investment platform for buying and selling shares in property, is now working with the Department of Urban

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Top 9 Fintech Startups and Companies in Pakistan That Deserves Your Attention

Although the Pakistani government has managed to bring 21% of the adult population in the financial ambit in the past

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Here are the 10 Startups Selected to Join Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai

Ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten 10 accelerators in the world, Startupbootcamp is a famed accelerator which

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Only 14 Fintechs Made the Cut to World Economic Forum’s Top 100 Arab Startups List

Entrepreneurship is booming across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with startups in the region raising an astonishing US$900

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Multi-Currency Cards Were Trending at Seamless Middle East This Year

It’s perhaps no coincidence that two high-profile multi-currency travel cards we announced at Seamless Middle East this year. Middle Easterners

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Dubai’s $100 Million Fintech Fund and How to Apply for It

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub in the Middle East,

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Banking is Now Just a WhatsApp Away for Emirates NBD Customers

Emirates NBD customers can now chat bank via WhatsApp as the bank introduces customised services via the WhatsApp Business Solution.

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Dubai Endorses Local Telco du’s Blockchain Platform as a Service

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, has announced that the Smart Dubai has endorsed the telco’s Blockchain Platform as

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Why Egypt’s Fintech Boom is Inevitable

Here are a few facts about Egypt. The country is home to 100 million people, making it the most populous

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Financial Innovation Summit Discusses Fintech Developments In Qatar and Beyond

Organised by BII World the Financial Innovation Summit launched yesterday at the Hilton Doha. The two-day event covered over 20

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One of Forbes’ Top 10 Accelerators Will Launch a Fintech Programme in Egypt

Startupbootcamp alongside Pride Capital announced its maiden venture into Egypt with its accelerator programme ” Startupbootcamp-Pride Fintech Cairo”. The accelerator

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