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Only 14 Fintechs Made the Cut to World Economic Forum’s Top 100 Arab Startups List

Entrepreneurship is booming across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with startups in the region raising an astonishing US$900 million through 386 deals in 2018, an increase of 31% compared to the previous year. This is according to the

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A Glimpse into Fintech in Saudi Arabia

Experts are optimistic about the outlook for fintech development in Saudi Arabia, which they claim will be driven by the tech-savvy, young population, and favorable government initiatives and support. Islam Al Bayaa, head of advisory at KPMG Al Fozan &

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MEFTECH Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, the Governor of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA) will officially open MEFTECH, on 24th February 2019, 9:00 am at the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh presenting the opening speech at the leading two-day banking, Fintech and

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Qatar Works To Become A Fintech Hub

Qatar is being prepped to become a leading fintech hub in the Middle East. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), a business and financial center located in Doha providing legal and business infrastructure for financial services, has been working with major

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After Banning Crypto Saudi Arabia Plans Central Bank Digital Currency

After banning the trading of cryptocurrencies, Saudi Arabia is now developing a blockchain-based digital currency in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The central banks of the two countries are planning to run a pilot of a shared digital

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Mastercard and mada Partner to Enable Online Payment Transactions in Saudi Arabia

mada, Saudi Arabia’s domestic payment network, and Mastercard announced the launch of a joint partnership initiative to enable online payments using Mastercard’s Payment Gateway Services technology. Furthermore, all local online merchants will be enabled to accept mada cards as a

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