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One of the Hottest Swiss Fintech Expands to Middle East

Instimatch Global, the leading digital network for institutional money market trading, has appointed international entrepreneur Hassan Al-Lawati as Chief Relationship Officer to lead its expansion in the Middle East. Al-Lawati brings extensive global experience along with regional knowledge and relationships,

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Artificial Intelligence will Boost Middle East’s GDP

As technology evolves at an ever-increasing pace, decision-makers are coming to terms with the need to embrace change and transform the way they conduct business. In fact, 85% of the CEOs interviewed in PWCs most recent Global Annual CEO Survey

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Payfort Partnership with Government of Ajman to Provide Payment Facilities via AjmanPay

PAYFORT, an Amazon company, today announced a partnership agreement with the Government of Ajman, aimed at enhancing and extending the payment options currently offered by the emirate’s unified smart payment gateway, AjmanPay. The partnership will pave the way for a

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Africa and the Middle East, the Next Battleground for E-Commerce Companies

E-commerce in Africa and the Middle East is poised for growth. Thanks to a combination of fast-growing developing markets, highly affluent, connected, yet underserved mature markets, and growing Internet and smartphone penetration, according to PPRO Financial’s Payments & E-commerce Report

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African Startup Wari Enables Customers to Request Financial Services on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has become a integral part of many of our lives,  over 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family. Wari, an African-based startup said that Whatsapp’s ubiquity is precisely the

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How is Lebanon’s Fintech Scene Doing?

Lebanon’s fintech industry has been growing rapidly in the past years, fueled by a supportive ecosystem, a wide range of public and private initiatives aimed at developing the sector, and a tech-savvy population. Lebanon is the Middle East and North

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A Glimpse into North African Countries Leading the Way in Fintech

African countries are home to some of the world’s most unbanked populations. In these nations, fintech and digital banking are redefining what it means bank the unbanked. Being the second largest continent in the world, it goes without saying that

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3 Fintech Startups Join 500 Startups MENA Program

500 Startups goal is to bring the best industry knowledge and mentoring from their Silicon Valley-based global network to the programs in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. The MENA Dojo program is part of a continued partnership

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Only 14 Fintechs Made the Cut to World Economic Forum’s Top 100 Arab Startups List

Entrepreneurship is booming across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with startups in the region raising an astonishing US$900 million through 386 deals in 2018, an increase of 31% compared to the previous year. This is according to the

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One of Forbes’ Top 10 Accelerators Will Launch a Fintech Programme in Egypt

Startupbootcamp alongside Pride Capital announced its maiden venture into Egypt with its accelerator programme ” Startupbootcamp-Pride Fintech Cairo”. The accelerator programme roped in big partnerships with the likes of IFC, VISA , Alexbank Pharos Capital and many more. Ranked by

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