Dubai

Dubai Pushes Region’s First Digital Security Capital Raise

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that investment banking and wealth management firm GRIP is undertaking a fully digital capital raise for Lead Real Estate, a Tokyo headquartered residential and commercial developer, this month. DIFC’s regulations, laws and structures

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Dubai’s Sandbox Sees The Largest Number of Application to Date

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced that it has accepted 16 firms into its 2020 Summer Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) Cohort. The ITL programme provides a unique environment that helps firms to test innovative solutions in and from the

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Commercial Bank of Dubai and Thunes Partner to Offer Real-Time International Remittances

Commercial Bank of Dubai, one of the leading national banks in the UAE, and global cross-border payment provider Thunes announced a partnership that will facilitate real-time cross-border transaction flows between the UAE and the rest of the world. Through this

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UAE Consumers Go Cashless as Trust in Digital Payments Surges Amid COVID-19

Dubai Police, Dubai Economy (DED), and Visa released findings of a survey on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on payment behavior of consumers in the UAE. The survey also looks at consumers’ general views, preferences and concerns related to digital

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Upcoming Neobank Jingle Pay Promises Seamless Digital Onboarding, Multi-Currency Accounts, and More

COVID-19 continues to spread across the United Arab Emirates with now 43,364 confirmed cases, including 295 deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University. But besides the human cost, the impact of COVID-19 is also being felt

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Dubai Financial Services Authority Published Discussion Paper on Digital Assets Custody

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) along with Deloitte Middle East published “A Market Overview of Custody for Digital Assets” with the aim of highlighting the importance of digital asset custodians and the key role they play in the future

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DIFC’s 100USD Million Fintech Fund Invests in 4 Fintech Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced that it has invested in four FinTech start-up companies. The investment reflects the DIFC’s commitment to driving the future of finance and is part of the USD 100 million FinTech Fund launched in 2019

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Rise Brings Financial Services to Underserved Migrant Workers

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown have put a toll on many sectors, including the startup ecosystem. According to a research conducted by Wamda and Arabnet, released in May, 71%

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UAE Based Fintech Pointcheckout Wins Euvsvirus Hackathon Challenge

PointCheckout has developed an innovative solution using its digital wallet platform to tackle the distribution of support funds in a fast, secure and efficient way to citizens. The #EUvsVirus Hackathon featured close to 21,000 participants and brought together people of

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Hubpay, the Digital Wallet for the Remittance Community in the Gulf, Announces Its Seed Round

Hubpay announces its Seed funding round led by a leading US venture capital firm – Signal Peak Ventures. The investment raised will support the launch of Hubpay’s digital wallet in the Middle East market. Additionally, a UAE angel investment group

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