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Organizations Struggle with Increased IT Complexity

These past couple of years have seen the pace of digital transformation increase dramatically as organizations globally moved to the cloud and embraced hybrid office environments to overcome the limitations imposed by COVID-19. But despite enabling operational continuity, gains in

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MENA’s Demand for Payment Hubs Rises as Open Banking Fuels Cross-Border Flows

The accelerated digitalisation that swept the globe in the last two years has led to widespread adoption of digital financial services. Customers – both individuals and businesses – now want their services fulfilled instantly, and that extends to cross-border settlements

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Digital ID Verification, Remote Document Signing to Become the Norm in Finance Sector

The pandemic has accelerated the growth of non-face-to-face interactions, forcing banks, merchants and others to swiftly deploy digital tools to accurately verify the identity of the person on the other end of a digital transaction. A 2021 study by advisory

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8 Financial Processes Poised for Digital Transformation

COVID-19 accelerated trends toward remote banking and digitalisation, forcing financial institutions to embrace new technologies and processes to keep their businesses functional despite social distancing restrictions. Now, with more and more people relying on digital solutions for interactions and transactions,

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Businesses Are Banking On 3DS2 for Secure Checkout in MENA’s Us$50B e-Commerce Market

The accelerated digitization brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted an already popular retail market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, bringing it to a new, larger, and global online sphere. Marketplaces, financial services providers, and

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Using E-Signatures to Ensure Business Continuity in an Increasingly Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards digitisation. Suddenly, government agencies, organisations, and businesses of every industry have been thrust into a world of remote processes, and the need for technology that enables business continuity has never been higher. Businesses

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Fintech Becomes Favoured Investment Focus in MENA

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), fintech has emerged into the preferred investment target of investors. Between 2019 and 2021, the fintech sector captured the largest portion of dollars invested across all tech sectors, more than double enterprise

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Banks Need to Adopt Digital Onboarding for Enhanced Customer Experience

The latest IBS Intelligence report, in partnership with CR2, looks at how critical digital onboarding is for banks and other financial institutions to retain their current customers while also attracting new ones. As a result, banks are attempting to create

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The Women Driving Leadership and Change in Banking and Payments Today

There is a smart, powerful phrase that underlines the importance of visibility and role models in life: “If you can see it, you can be it.” And it has stronger resonance than most motivational slogans you might see printed on

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MENA Regulators to Increase Fintech Priority

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the prioritization of fintech among regulators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These have moved fintech up the regulatory agency and introduced a number of measures to harness the opportunities introduced by

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