Dubai

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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20 Fintech Experts to Meet at Seamless Middle East 2019 in Dubai

On April 10 and 11, 2019, Seamless Middle East 2019 will bring together over 10,000 visitors, 400 speakers and 350+ exhibitors to the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center for one of the Middle East’s largest events dedicated to e-commerce

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FundedByMe Granted License to Operate Crowdfunding Platform in UAE

FundedByMe, an equity crowdfunding platform, has recently launched operations at the DIFC after obtaining full equity crowdfunding license from the DFSA. FundedByMe MENA aims at launching its first campaign on the local platform early in Q2 of 2019. “With the

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