Posts From Fintechnews Middle East

Huawei’s Finance Apps Spiked by 160% on the Back of Urgent Need for Digital Financial Inclusion

At the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference held earlier this week, fintech influencer, best-selling author, and entrepreneur Brett King joined the finance tech.session to talk about the role of technology to improve financial inclusion and shared his views on how banking

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DIFC and Dubai Future Foundation to Boost Blockchain and AI-Driven Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) for a technology acceleration programme, to identify and support blockchain and AI-driven start-ups from the region. The MoU also outlines plans to introduce

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5 Key Highlights From Huawei’s Developer Conference

From September 10 to 12, 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) held the annual Huawei Developer Conference. Themed HDC.Together, the event saw multiple announcements being made, including the launch of new products, as well as updates on the Huawei Mobile

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Singapore-Based Fintech 360F Partners Zurich Insurance in the Middle East

Singapore-based fintech 360F has partnered with Zurich Insurance to launch a direct-to-customer engagement application in the Middle East.  The fintech offers banks and insurers solutions and implementation services to enable digital multi-channel distribution models and automated financial advice for insurance

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Huawei Developer Conference 2020 to Discuss HarmonyOS, HMS Core 5.0, EMUI 11, Fintech, and More

From September 10 to 12, 2020, Huawei will be hosting its annual developer conference, a multi-day event expected to bring together more than 400 industry veterans and over 500 tech firms to discuss the latest trends and technologies set to

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Huawei Partners TPAY Mobile to Drive App Monetisation for Developers in the Middle East

Huawei has partnered with TPAY Mobile, a digital payment enabler in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), to allow developers from the MEA region to monetise their apps on the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The HMS serves as Huawei’s new

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Spiros Margaris Appointed to Saudi’s STC Pay’s Board of Directors

Spiros Margaris, Swiss venture capitalist and founder of Margaris Ventures, shared on Twitter that he would be a Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of digital wallet STC Pay. STC Pay, a subsidiary of the Saudi Telecom Company,

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DIFC Launches New License for Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets, has launched a new license for startups, entrepreneurs and technology companies. The Dubai Innovation

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Israel’s Emergence as a Fintech Nation

With more than 500 fintech companies, Israel is rapidly emerging as a fintech powerhouse with players in the sector attracting global attention as well as billions of dollars in venture capital. In 2019, equity investments in Israeli fintech reached an

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Visa Study Shows Significant Shift to Digital Commerce Amid COVID-19

Visa published its global Back to Business study assessing the shift to digital commerce in response to the pandemic, driven largely by changing consumer expectations for a safe and contactless payment method. As small and micro businesses (SMBs) continue to

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