Fintech News Middle East

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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Fintech Saudi Arabia Access Guide and Annual Ecosystem Report

Fintech Saudi, a financial sector development program initiative launched by the Saudi Arabian government in 2018, has released its latest

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Abu Dhabi Launches Blockchain Solution for Land Registry

Tech Mahindra has announced a partnership with the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) to launch a Blockchain solution

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5 Key Areas For UAE’s Bank to Keep Pace with Fintech

Analysis conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence based on a roundtable discussion with Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) found that banks

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A National eKYC Utility will be Created in Bahrain

Fenergo, a provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions, announces that it will be working with

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Saudia Arabia Grants Fintech Experimental Permits to 3 Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

In reference to Fintech Experimental Instructions permits issued by the Capital Market Authority Saudia Arabia (CMA), Buthoor Solidarity, Afaq and

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Starts with Samsung Pay for Visa Covered Cardholders

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced the launch of Samsung Pay, the mobile payment and digital wallet service for

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UAE’s First Digital Business Bank Unveiled

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the region, announced that it has created E20., the UAE’s first digital business

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Bahrain and UAE Leads Middle East’s Fintech Scene, Study Finds

In the Middle East, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have emerged as fintech leaders, thanks to the supportive

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Regional Bank Launches a Supply Chain and Trade Finance Online Tool

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banks in the region, has launched smartTRADE, a new portal catering to supply chain

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Flat6Labs Bahrain Holds Third Startup Demo Day

Flat6Labs Bahrain hosted its Third Demo Day at The Ritz Carlton Bahrain, where 6 startups from its third cycle showcased

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Abu Dhabi Launches Health Blockchain-Based System

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched the first blockchain-based system to save and share assessment information of

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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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