Bahrain

Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia Recognized as Open Banking Leaders in the GCC

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the open banking phenomenon is evolving at a rapid pace. Across the region, regulators are embracing the imperative aggressively, having acknowledged the potential of data sharing to improve customer experience and increase financial inclusiveness.

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Spare Launches Open Banking Payment Options in Bahrain With EazyPay

Kuwaiti open banking platform Spare has partnered with Bahraini payment services provider EazyPay to enable Spare merchants in Bahrain to accept open banking payments. Customers of Spare’s merchants in Bahrain will be able to make payments directly from their bank

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Report Details 11 Fintech Regulatory Sandboxes in MENA in 2022

The MENA Fintech Association’s (MFTA) Open Finance Working Group has published a new report on the rise of open banking and embedded finance in the Middle East and North Africa. The report found that regulators in the region have been

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Beyon Money Partners With MoneyGram to Enable Payments to Over 200 Countries

Bahrain money app Beyon Money has partnered with P2P payments company MoneyGram to enable its users to send money in near real-time to over 200 countries around the world. Beyon Money, which describes itself as a “financial super app”, allows

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Kuwait Finance House Launches Its Digital Wealth Management Platform in Bahrain

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) – Bahrain has launched KFHB Wealth, its digital wealth management platform to streamline the investment and banking experience for the bank’s high net worth clients. The new platform, accessible on mobile and web, allows KFH Bahrain

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Top 8 MENA Fintech Funding Rounds With Corporate VC Investment in H1 2022

Corporate venture capital (CVC) deals declined on the whole in terms of number and volume in the first half of 2022, though the average deal size increased to US$35 million in the second quarter of the year. This is according

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Backbase Partners With Bahrain Fintech Bay to Boost Digital Banking Adoption

Digital banking software provider Backbase and Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB), a fintech hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has partnered to accelerate digital banking adoption in the region and offer new opportunities for key players in

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Robo Advisers Are on the Rise in the MENA Region

Wealth managers in the MENA region are expecting strong growth in the number of robo advisers and digital only wealth managers, new research for behavioural finance experts Oxford Risk shows. Its study with independent financial advisers and wealth managers in

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Binance Secures Its First Crypto License in the Gulf Region in Bahrain

Binance, a global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, announced that it has been granted a crypto-asset service provider license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). The license will allow Binance to provide crypto-asset trading, custodial services and portfolio

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Open Banking APIs, AI Among Top Fintech Trends in Bahrain this Year

Bahrain Fintech Bay, a fintech hub spearheaded by the government, has identified open banking APIs, artificial intelligence (AI), customer-centric models, and fintech as infrastructure as the four key trends in the domestic fintech ecosystem expected to boom this year on

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