Abu Dhabi

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

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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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Mubadala Puts US$1 Bil into Abu Dhabi’s Financial Center to Court Top Guns into MENA

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced a Mubadala Investment Company-backed fund geared towards growing the financial ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. The new fund, called the Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, will be based in ADGM, the financial center of Abu Dhabi.

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Smart Crowd Signs Deal with Abu Dhabi Government to Grow Property Crowdfunding

Smart Crowd, an investment platform for buying and selling shares in property, is now working with the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities to bring property crowdfunding to a bigger scale in the kingdom. Smart Crowd is a crowdfunding platform

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Meet The 9 Startups Joining ADGM & Plug and Play’s Second Fintech Accelerator

Plug and Play, with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have kicked off their second fintech accelerator and innovation program geared towards the Middle East market. For this year’s iteration, nine fintech startups from across the globe have been selected to

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