Abu Dhabi

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 ecosystems these have managed to develop for fintech development. At the same time, their leadership positions are not guaranteed going

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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 and trade finance customers, as part of the bank’s smartBUSINESS channel. The enhancement is part of Emirates NBD’s ongoing AED

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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 health professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and technicians, with local licensing health authorities. The smart system, which will cover healthcare workers

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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 to daily market briefings on their Amazon Alexa devices. Using the Emirates NBD skill for Amazon Alexa, customers will be

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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 1 status from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). This latest chapter in AGTB’s

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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 the first bank in UAE to run the end-to-end Blockchain trade finance transaction with full document automation through the dltledgers

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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 international firms, DAPI (United Arab Emirates), PointCheckout (United Arab Emirates), Jibrel Network (Switzerland) and Ekofolio (Luxemburg), were selected from a

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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 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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