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Accelerating the Innovation of Business

Forbes and the WSJ have both stated that every company, whether by choice or not, is now a technology company. Think about it, if you will. Over the recent years fundamental changes in how business operates have moved technology from

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Top 21 Upcoming Fintech Events in the Middle East in 2020

Fintech is one of the hottest industries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Since 2015, a total of US$237 million has been invested in MENA’s fintech startups through 181 deals, representing 7% of the total MENA startup funding

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Saudi Arabia Drafts Regulation For The Provision Of Payment Services

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority “SAMA” announces the launch of a Draft Regulation governing the Provision of Payment Services in the Kingdom, inviting the public and those interested – in furtherance of the principle of transparency and participation – to

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A Review of Fintech Developments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest fintech hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), being home to more than 46% of all fintech companies in the region, and attracting most of fintech investments in 2019, according

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Lebanon’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem: An Overview

Lebanon is one of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s largest fintech markets, accounting for 9% of all fintech startups in MENA and representing its third largest fintech ecosystems after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, according

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Singapore Fintech in Exclusive Middle East Partnership with UnionPay

MoovPay Global, a Singapore based Fintech, has signed an exclusive partnership with China’s UnionPay International (UPI) for cross-border cashless payment services in the Middle East. The partnership will allow businesses in the Arab world to use UPI’s range of payment

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National Bank of Fujairah To Set Up SME Banking Platform

Banking platform will serve as a unique digital space for SMEs to network and share know-how. National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC is building a dedicated banking platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the UAE, providing access to

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Oman’s Muscat Bank Announces New $100 Million Fintech Investment Programme

Bank Muscat announced that the Central Bank of Oman has approved the bank’s request to launch a $ 100 million (RO 38.5 million) strategic Fintech investment programme. Fintech refers to innovative application of technologies and new technology-enabled business models in

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Governor of Qatar Central Bank Reveals that a Fintech Plan is in The Works

The Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saud Al-Thani revealed at the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2019 that the central bank is preparing to announce its fintech strategy which will be part of the Qatar National Vision 2030

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Egyptian National Post Wants to Promote Egypt’s Initiative for Financial Inclusion

ENPO, one of the largest and oldest postal, financial and governmental service providers in the Middle East, has an extensive services portfolio supporting over 30 million registered as well as walk-in customers. ENPO has an extensive network of 4,000 branches

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