Abu Dhabi

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 today, as the second day of FinTech Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 5,000 local and international delegates. Delegates were told

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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, delegates in Abu Dhabi heard as the third edition of FinTech Abu Dhabi opened with the Investor Forum. More than

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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 for Land Registry using SmartHub Application. The solution will enhance citizen services by increasing transparency and traceability of records, security,

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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 in the United Arab Emirates need to streamline their core banking processes before engaging with fintech players. The analysis highlights

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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 Samsung devices, for its Visa covered cardholders. Samsung Pay is the first mobile wallet system to be adopted by ADIB.

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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 bank for entrepreneurs and SME businesses. E20. will enable start-ups, sole proprietors, freelancers, gig economy workers, fintechs and insurtechs and

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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 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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