Dubai

10 Fintech Startup Funds and Support Programs in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been working towards becoming one of the world’s top ten innovation leaders by 2021. Earlier this year, the UAE government announced that it would provide long-term visas to founders and owners of tech startups

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Meet the 10 Graduates of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai Accelerator’s First Cohort

Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai Accelerator hosted their Demo Day in Dubai on Tuesday, April 30th, with the participation of over 250 people among UAE’s industry leaders and international fintech experts in attendance. The accelerator is supported by Dubai International Financial Centre

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DFSA Invites Applications for its 2019 Regulatory Sandbox “Summer Cohort”

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) invites applications from local and international firms to apply to join the 2019 Summer Cohort. Successful Cohort applicants will then be able to apply to enter the DFSA regulatory sandbox, known as the Innovation

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Dissecting Fintech Opportunities in Middle East and Africa

Dubai’s special economic zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has released a new report that explores the opportunities related to fintech in the Middle East and African (MEA) region. The report provides recommendations and guidance for fintech firms looking

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Dubai Just Launched its Women-Only Accelerator to Drive Female Fintech Talent

Dubai will be getting its own female-focused accelerator programme soon, run by DIFC FinTech Hive. AccelerateHer is a mentorship programme held with Carter Murray, and aims to equip budding female professionals with the necessary tools and experience to become more active

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Here are the 10 Startups Selected to Join Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai

Ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten 10 accelerators in the world, Startupbootcamp is a famed accelerator which counts over 22 programmes across the global — many of which are fintech focused. Startupbootcamp FinTech Dubai launched in September

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Multi-Currency Cards Were Trending at Seamless Middle East This Year

It’s perhaps no coincidence that two high-profile multi-currency travel cards we announced at Seamless Middle East this year. Middle Easterners are getting comfortable with mobile payments. The demographic is young, the market is filled with aspirational travellers, and a strong

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Dubai’s $100 Million Fintech Fund and How to Apply for It

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, launched a US$100 million Fintech Fund in November 2017 to accelerate the development of

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Banking is Now Just a WhatsApp Away for Emirates NBD Customers

Emirates NBD customers can now chat bank via WhatsApp as the bank introduces customised services via the WhatsApp Business Solution. Enhancing the bank’s suite of digital capabilities, Emirates NBD Chat Banking via WhatsApp, supported by Infobip, it allows customers to 

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Dubai Endorses Local Telco du’s Blockchain Platform as a Service

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, has announced that the Smart Dubai has endorsed the telco’s Blockchain Platform as a Service, BPaaS. Hardly its first endorsement, Smart Dubai has also endorsed a Blockchain Platform as a Service by IBM

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