Abu Dhabi

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 opportunities that will support and connect the economies in both the Belt-and-Road corridor and the Middle East and North Africa

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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 Managers (also known as ‘robo-advisors’), operating in Abu Dhabi. Digital Investment Managers provide investment management services using algorithm-based tools and

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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 by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a crypto asset

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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 Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announce and welcome local and global applications to establish digital

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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) solutions are rapidly gaining traction from the public, business-to-business (B2B) robo-advisor providers are emerging as key enablers for banks and

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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 their inaugural “FinTech 50” and the 3rd edition of their “Innovation Challenge” Up to 12 finalists from the Fintech 50

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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. Earlier this year, the UAE government announced that it would provide long-term visas to founders and owners of tech startups

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Joins Trade Finance e-Marketplace

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank announced that it signed on to be part of TradeAssets, a trade finance e-marketplace headquartered in UAE. By being part of this fintech platform Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will be able to use TradeAsset to automate

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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 for the Regulation of Crypto Asset Activities”. This is the second edition to the initial guidance published in June 2018.

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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 to fintech in the Middle East and African (MEA) region. The report provides recommendations and guidance for fintech firms looking

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