Fintech News Middle East

Accelerating the Innovation of Business

Forbes and the WSJ have both stated that every company, whether by choice or not, is now a technology company.

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Top 21 Upcoming Fintech Events in the Middle East in 2020

Fintech is one of the hottest industries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Since 2015, a total of

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Saudi Arabia Drafts Regulation For The Provision Of Payment Services

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority “SAMA” announces the launch of a Draft Regulation governing the Provision of Payment Services in

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A Review of Fintech Developments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest fintech hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), being home

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Lebanon’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem: An Overview

Lebanon is one of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s largest fintech markets, accounting for 9% of all

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Singapore Fintech in Exclusive Middle East Partnership with UnionPay

MoovPay Global, a Singapore based Fintech, has signed an exclusive partnership with China’s UnionPay International (UPI) for cross-border cashless payment

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National Bank of Fujairah To Set Up SME Banking Platform

Banking platform will serve as a unique digital space for SMEs to network and share know-how. National Bank of Fujairah

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Oman’s Muscat Bank Announces New $100 Million Fintech Investment Programme

Bank Muscat announced that the Central Bank of Oman has approved the bank’s request to launch a $ 100 million

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Governor of Qatar Central Bank Reveals that a Fintech Plan is in The Works

The Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saud Al-Thani revealed at the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2019 that

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Egyptian National Post Wants to Promote Egypt’s Initiative for Financial Inclusion

ENPO, one of the largest and oldest postal, financial and governmental service providers in the Middle East, has an extensive

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National Bank of Bahrain Offers Open Banking Solutions

National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has set a significant benchmark in the region’s financial sector by becoming the first Bank

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South Africa’ Digital Only Bank Tyme Welcomes its 1 Millionth Customer in only 10 Months

TymeGlobal is proud to announce that its first Tyme-powered digital bank — TymeBank in South Africa — has opened bank

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Bankable Opens Middle East & Africa Hub in Dubai

Bankable, the global provider of “Banking as a Service” solutions, and Visa today announced a strategic collaboration within the Central

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Dubai Welcomes Global Payments Pioneer WorldFirst

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) informed that WorldFirst comes to Dubai. UK headquartered WorldFirst was acquired by Ant Financial, the

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MENA’s Only Regulated Real Estate Crowdfunding Investments Platform Launches

SmartCrowd Limited, a Dubai-based company and MENA’s first financially regulated real estate investments platform (REIP) has announced that the company

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Dubai Just Launched a Virtual Company License. And It Costs US$233

Dubai has just launched the Dubai Virtual Commercial City (VCC), a program which enables entrepreneurs and freelancers who do not

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3 Must-Attend Upcoming Fintech Events in Saudi Arabia

2018 was a key year for Saudi Arabia’s fintech sector as the government began to actively support the development of

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Regtech Still Nascent in the Middle East

Regtech is still a nascent niche segment within the Middle East’s fintech industry, though governments across the region are pushing

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Huobi’s Expansion Brings Crypto Trading Solutions to UAE

According to reports, 5.2% of the UAE population holds some form of cryptocurrencies, indicating a growing interest among people to

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The Winners of the Citi MENA Fintech Challenge

Citi announced the winners of the MENA Fintech Challenge. Fawry, PaySky, Octet and Wipro Limited and Traydstream.The Citi MENA Fintech

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10 New Global Innovators Join Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Accelerator Program

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF), an initiative launched by the UAE Ministry of Finance to support innovation in

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The FinTech Abu Dhabi Awards 2019 Winners

They create an industry-wide, internationally recognised gold standard for excellence in the field of FinTech while promoting and supporting existing

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UAE Seeks to Gather Industry Feedback on Crypto Asset Draft Regulations

In line with its tireless efforts to regulate and develop capital markets operating in the United Arab Emirates, the Securities

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The Innovation Challenge Winners at Fintech Abu Dhabi

Future trends in the FinTech industry and the next generation of startups took centre stage as FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival

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Swiss Fintech Provider Crealogix Accelerates Middle East Expansion with New Office in Saudi Arabia

CREALOGIX, a leading international Fintech company headquartered in Switzerland announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Innovation, Disruption and Global Expansion Takes Centre Stage at Fintech Abu Dhabi

The growth of the FinTech industry and its success in transforming the way we live were top of the agenda

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MENA Fintech Startup Funding Report and Map

Fintech is booming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), now representing one of the hottest industries in the

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918 Million MENA-Focused Tech Investment Funds Announced

Global investors are increasingly looking to the Middle East and North Africa for the next unicorn and high return investments,

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57% of MENA Startup Founders Expect to Exit (for US$100m) Within 5 Years

57% of startup founders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are confident they will exit their startup

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UAE and Middle East Banks Now Have a Way to Benchmark their Digital Banking Offerings

In response to digital mass adoption, Banks undergo drastic renovation in their digital channels, trying to remain competitive and avoid

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