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Emirates NBD, Plug and Play Abu Dhabi Launches Fintech Accelerator

Emirates NBD has partnered with global innovation platform Plug and Play Abu Dhabi to launch a fintech accelerator programme focused on risk management. The bank is focused on 3 challenge statements, the first being cyber risk to enhance the protection

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UAE Rolls Out Digital Dirham Project, First Phase to End by Mid-2024

The Central Bank of UAE (CBUAE) has engaged G42 Cloud and enterprise blockchain firm R3 as the infrastructure and technology providers respectively for its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) implementation. The regulator indicated its readiness to embark on this venture

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Dubai Sets up Venture Building Platform ‘DIFC Launchpad’

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has launched its venture building programme ‘DIFC Launchpad’ to promote the growth of innovative startups and scale-ups in the region. The DIFC Launchpad programme expects to support the launch of more than 200 new

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Sygnum Bank Middle East Launches in Abu Dhabi

Sygnum Bank Middle East  has received a Financial Services Permission (FSP) from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), following its in-principle approval in October 2022. Seasoned Middle East Executive, Giulia Finkbeiner-Bertoni, leads Sygnum’s operations across

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Lebanese Fintech Purpl Ties up With Mambu, AWS to Launch Its Digital Wallet

Purpl, a Lebanese remittance and cash out aggregator, announced that it has gone live on Mambu’s cloud-native banking platform to launch its digital wallet offering. Having secured its digital wallet license, Purpl was able to deploy the digital wallet powered

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Crypto.com Secures Preparatory License From Dubai Regulator

Crypto.com announced that it has received its MVP Preparatory License from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA). This follows the initial provisional approval that the crypto exchange had secured from VARA in June 2022. The MVP Phase, in its preparatory stage,

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UAE and India to Test Cross Border Use Case of CBDCs

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and jointly enable innovation in financial products and services. Under the MoU, the two

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Qatar National Fintech Strategy Seeks to Triple Number of Licensed Fintechs by 2027

Launched on 7. March by the country’s central bank, the Qatar Fintech Strategy 2023 is looking to turn the nation into a technologically advanced state and a fintech powerhouse, with the broader ambition of boosting economic growth and making Qatar

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23 Fintech Events in the Middle East to Attend in 2023

The fintech industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has grown considerably over the past couple of years, driven by supportive government initiatives, a demographic which offers huge opportunities and booming venture capital (VC) funding activity. Amid

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How to use MetaTrader 4 to Improve Your Trades

Forex trading is a great way to boost your income, but there’s also the potential for enormous losses. Therefore, you need to completely understand how to read the market and utilize strategies to benefit your portfolio. A great way to

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