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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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Top 14 Most Well-Funded Fintech Startups in MENA

Forbes Middle East has released its annual ranking of the Top 50 Most-Funded Startups in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Out of these 50 companies, 14 are fintech firms, making the sector the most represented one across

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Year End Message to Our Readers – Offline From 23rd December to the 2nd January

Fintech News Middle East would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We will be taking a break from the 23rd December 2021 to the 2nd January 2022.

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Checkout.com Records 75% Annual Growth Across MENA Region

Global payment gateway solutions provider Checkout.com saw “record-breaking payment processing growth” this year. Checkout.com posted an increase of nearly 75% year-over-year in payment processing volumes for the region in December this year, according to a statement by the company. The

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Fintech Digest: Mubadala Remains Optimistic About Crypto Investments

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has made investments in the crypto ecosystem amidst its growing value, Reuters reported. “This is a business that had, what $200 billion worth of crypto value two years ago, and it’s two and a

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