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Google Report: E-Commerce in Middle East Set For Strong Growth

E-commerce is set for strong growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The market was worth US$8.3 billion in 2017 and is expected to more than triple by 2022 to reach US$28.5 billion, according to a new

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UAE Leads the Digital Banking Scene in Middle East

A combination of changing consumer preferences, competition from fintech startups and changing regulations have been forcing banks around the world to develop their digital capabilities. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, banks are quickly rising to the

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Apple Pay Targets Middle East Markets Starting with Saudi Arabia

Apple continues the rollout of its Apple Pay digital wallet service around the world, launching in Saudi Arabia in February, marking its 34th market. In Saudi Arabia, Apple Pay initially launched with support for the Saudi Payments Network (MADA), Alinma

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5 of The Best Funded Startups in The UAE Right Now

The pinpricks of a vibrant startup scene in the middle east have begun to emerge. Despite known problems on the SME loan front in UAE, the MENA region still managed to cultivate 366 deals amounting to US$893 million of total

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What is Driving the Rise of Mobile Payments in UAE?

Mobile payments are on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the country’s young population is eager to embrace the latest technologies. Mastercard registered in record number of secure mobile transactions in 2018, which it credited to the

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Standard Chartered Launches Second Wave of Digital-only Banks Across 4 African Markets

Standard Chartered today announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key

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Digital Transformation Spending in META to Reach $40 Billion by 2022

The Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region will see annual spending on digital transformation (DX) initiatives cross the $20 billion mark by the end of this year, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation. The global technology

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UAE Tops The Global Charts with an All-in-One Payment Feature for its Citizens

Between accelerators, the development of fully digital banks and government initiatives, the UAE is in the midst of an exciting time in fintech. The government, entrenched financial institutions and the humble innovators are all working in tandem with a vision of bringing

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Brett King’s Moven and Almoayed Partner to Transform Digital Banking Across MENA

With the goal of empowering banks in the MENA region to lead the world in digital banking services, Almoayed Technologies, the Kingdom’s first officially confirmed Open Banking AISP/PISP, announced a strategic partnership with Moven Enterprise, the turnkey smart-banking technology platform

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4-fold Increase in Cryptomining Attacks in the META Region

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky

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