Abu Dhabi

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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Abu Dhabi’s Fintechs Joining This New Tech Hub Could Get a Cut from AED535 Mil Fund

The Abu Dhabi Executive Office just launched Hub71—a tech ecosystem bringing together the world’s tech investors and companies to achieve the Emirate’s goal of cultivating a vibrant tech startup system. The hub was designed for the government of Abu Dhabi’s

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UAE Leads the Digital Banking Scene in Middle East

A combination of changing consumer preferences, competition from fintech startups and changing regulations have been forcing banks around the world to develop their digital capabilities. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, banks are quickly rising to the

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Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Makes its First Investment from Their US$ 400 Million European Fund

Abu Dhabi owned Mubadala Investment Company’s venture arm has successfully completed its first investment of their US$ 400 Million European Fund into Berlin based insurtech startup WeFox. Mubadala was the lead investor in WeFox’s series B round which raised US$

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ADGM Opens 4th Reglab Cohort Focusing On API Economy and Sustainable Finance

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is pleased to welcome applications for its fourth cohort of Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab), with dual themes of “API economy” and “Sustainable Finance” API Economy Technological advances provide vast

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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Integrates Personal Finance Management App

ADCB has gone live in the United Arab Emirates with its personal finance management (PFM) application built on Strands’ technology. The MoneyBuddy app helps ADCB customers understand and manage their finances in a smarter and more independent way. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Abu Dhabi Invites Fintechs Aiming to Scale Globally to Apply for Their Sandbox

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is rallying FinTech and innovative firms who are ready to test their innovative financial solutions, services or business models across more than one country or jurisdiction to apply

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