Abu Dhabi

The 5 Fastest Growing Fintech Companies in the UAE in 2021

Fintech companies in the UAE have bagged a number of wins this year, with local fintechs accelerating growth. Competition is heating up in the digital banking space, as well as in several sub-verticals of the payments space. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency is

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Financial Data Concerns Rise Amongst Digital Shift in the GCC

Illegal data collection and financial data theft have become major concerns amongst GCC consumers, according to a new report. The Ding Global Prepaid Index (GPI), a bi-annual global study by mobile top-up service Ding, found that GCC consumers are uneasy

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Edfundo Is the Newest Youth Neobank in the UAE

Edfundo, a youth-focused neobank, will be launching in the UAE early next year, according to a statement from the company. Edfundo is a tween and teen-focused smart money management app built by UAE-based teachers and co-founder CEO Simon Wing and

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Where Can You Make Crypto Investments in the UAE?

Crypto investments have been gathering attention in the Middle East, and developments in this space have been especially accelerated in the UAE over the past few years. According to a 2021 YouGov survey, one in four people in the UAE

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UAE’s Fintech Galaxy Raises US$2m For Open Finance Platform

Fintech Galaxy has raised US$2 million in a seed round, according to a recent statement. The funding round was led by Jordan-based Ahli Fintech, with participation from Raz Holding Group, OMQ Investments, Egypt’s EFG EV Fintech and INSEAD Saudi Angel

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Halo Investing Bags Over US$100 Million Series C, Plans to Set up Office in the UAE

Halo Investing, a Chicago-based multi-issuer technology platform for protective investment solutions, announced that it has raised over US$ 100 million in Series C funding. The latest fundraising round was led by Owl Capital and included the Mubadala-backed US$ 1 billion

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6 UAE Digital Banks to Watch Out For

Digital banking is becoming increasingly competitive in the UAE, with new players, new banking models, and an eager market. Studies indicate that 72% of UAE residents use digital banking services at least once a week, with nearly a fourth using

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9 Upcoming Fintech Events to Attend in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The UAE is one of the top trending regions for fintech in the Middle East, aside from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Newer companies are emerging, and funding is making its way through. Fintech funding in H1 2021 represented the highest

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Crypto Platform BitOasis Fetches US$30m Series B for MENA Expansion

UAE-headquartered digital asset trading platform BitOasis has closed its Series B fundraise at US$30 million, the company said in a statement. Chicago-based VC firm Jump Capital and UAE-based existing backer Wamda Capital co-led the round. It also featured new participating

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These Are the Most Popular Islamic Banks in the MENA Region

According to a new report by Carma, Kuwait Finance House (KFH) is the most popular MENA-based Islamic bank by media presence. The report outlined the top Islamic banks in the MENA region by media visibility and favourability. The report studied

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