Dubai

The First to Certify 5 FinTech Startups Under API Sandbox Program

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, together with the DIFC FinTech Hive, a fintech accelerator in the Middle East, are the first in the region to certify FinTech startups who have successfully used the Emirates NBD’s API Sandbox

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The Region’s First Blockchain Know Your Customer Data Sharing Consortium

Dubai International Financial Centre and Mashreq Bank are partnering with norbloc, a leading Know Your Customer (KYC) and client onboarding fintech regionally headquartered in Dubai,  to launch the region’s first production-ready blockchain KYC data sharing consortium in Q1 2020 to

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DIFC Strengthens Leadership Team to Drive Vision for Future Growth

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority has strengthened its leadership team. The Centre has made a number of strategic appointments and promotions of UAE Nationals to spearhead key initiatives that support the DIFC’s vision to further enable financial technology in

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Dubai Department of Finance Gets a Bost in its Payment Digitisation Strategy

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has announced the successful implementation of a digitised payment solution for Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) to achieve full Host-to-Host (H2H) integration of all payment processes through the bank’s smartBUSINESS Connect solution.

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Robo-Advisors Ripe For Prime Time In The UAE

The digital financial advisory industry is destined for strong growth in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and while business-to-consumer (B2C) solutions are rapidly gaining traction from the public, business-to-business (B2B) robo-advisor providers are emerging as key enablers for banks and

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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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