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Fintech Saudi Arabia Access Guide and Annual Ecosystem Report

Fintech Saudi, a financial sector development program initiative launched by the Saudi Arabian government in 2018, has released its latest Fintech Access Guide, a bi-annual booklet for local and foreign fintech entrepreneurs covering topics such as regulation and business strategies.

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Abu Dhabi Launches Blockchain Solution for Land Registry

Tech Mahindra has announced a partnership with the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) to launch a Blockchain solution for Land Registry using SmartHub Application. The solution will enhance citizen services by increasing transparency and traceability of records, security,

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5 Key Areas For UAE’s Bank to Keep Pace with Fintech

Analysis conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence based on a roundtable discussion with Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) found that banks in the United Arab Emirates need to streamline their core banking processes before engaging with fintech players. The analysis highlights

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A National eKYC Utility will be Created in Bahrain

Fenergo, a provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions, announces that it will be working with Bahrain’s Electronic Network for Financial Transactions (BENEFIT) in designing and implementing the world’s first national Know Your Customer (KYC) utility

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Saudia Arabia Grants Fintech Experimental Permits to 3 Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

In reference to Fintech Experimental Instructions permits issued by the Capital Market Authority Saudia Arabia (CMA), Buthoor Solidarity, Afaq and Emkan Alarabiya will be able to experiment in equity crowdfunding which allows investors to participate in funding small and medium-size

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Starts with Samsung Pay for Visa Covered Cardholders

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has announced the launch of Samsung Pay, the mobile payment and digital wallet service for Samsung devices, for its Visa covered cardholders. Samsung Pay is the first mobile wallet system to be adopted by ADIB.

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UAE’s First Digital Business Bank Unveiled

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the region, announced that it has created E20., the UAE’s first digital business bank for entrepreneurs and SME businesses. E20. will enable start-ups, sole proprietors, freelancers, gig economy workers, fintechs and insurtechs and

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Bahrain and UAE Leads Middle East’s Fintech Scene, Study Finds

In the Middle East, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have emerged as fintech leaders, thanks to the supportive ecosystems these have managed to develop for fintech development. At the same time, their leadership positions are not guaranteed going

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Regional Bank Launches a Supply Chain and Trade Finance Online Tool

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banks in the region, has launched smartTRADE, a new portal catering to supply chain and trade finance customers, as part of the bank’s smartBUSINESS channel. The enhancement is part of Emirates NBD’s ongoing AED

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Flat6Labs Bahrain Holds Third Startup Demo Day

Flat6Labs Bahrain hosted its Third Demo Day at The Ritz Carlton Bahrain, where 6 startups from its third cycle showcased their businesses in front of an audience consisting of VIPs, investors, high-net worth individuals, ecosystem partners and other prominent officials.

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