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6 Fast-Growing Fintechs from Saudi to Keep a Close Eye on

These past few years have seen Saudi Arabia’s fintech sector gaining strong momentum, a growth that’s been fueled by favorable market conditions, the country’s dynamic startup ecosystem and booming funding activity. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of fintech companies

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Amazon Payment Services Appoints Country Head For Strategy and Growth in Saudi Arabia

Amazon Payment Services, a payment service provider operating across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced the appointment of Mona Alsemayen as the Country Head, Strategy and Growth for Amazon Payment Services in Saudi Arabia. Peter George,

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2022, a Breakout Year for Open Banking in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, open banking is taking off, driven by a conducive regulatory landscape, increased competition in the financial sector, and rising investors’ interest. A new report by fintech research firm WhiteSight in partnership with homegrown fintech company Mod5r takes

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Open Banking APIs, AI Among Top Fintech Trends in Bahrain this Year

Bahrain Fintech Bay, a fintech hub spearheaded by the government, has identified open banking APIs, artificial intelligence (AI), customer-centric models, and fintech as infrastructure as the four key trends in the domestic fintech ecosystem expected to boom this year on

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Entrepreneurship Arm of Saudi Aramco to Launch Fintech Accelerator Program

Wa’ed, the entrepreneurship arm of Saudi Aramco, has collaborated with Fintech Saudi as a strategic partner, along with regional seed and early-stage venture capital firm Flat6Labs, to launch a 12-week Fintech Accelerator to expedite the growth and development of promising

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Fintech Digest: Saudi Arabia’s Fintech Space Grows With 16 New Licenses

Saudi Arabia’s fintech sector has broadened, with licenses issued to 16 new fintech companies during the third quarter of this year (Zawya). According to the Saudi Central Bank governor, 13 of these companies come from the payments and electronic wallets

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Fintech Digest: Will Mobile Money Shake Up Nigeria’s Banking Industry?

MTN Nigeria and Airtel Africa had a substantial win in Nigeria last week, after the two mobile money players won conditional approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria to offer mobile banking services. MTN Nigeria and Airtel Africa still have

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Oman Jumps on Open Banking Bandwagon

The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) is drafting the so-called Open Banking API Strategy as part of a broader push to stimulate innovation in the finance sector. The intentions were outlined in the 2021 Arab Region Fintech Guide, a paper

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Fintech News Digest: What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fintech Boom?

Saudi Arabia’s fintech ecosystem is thriving to say the least. In last week’s fintech news, a new report pointed out that Saudi fintech companies raised a total of US$157.2 million between January and August this year. That’s a whole bunch

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Report: Payments Dominates Saudi Fintech Map 2021

Payments emerged as the most popular area for investment in Saudi fintech companies, according to a new report by Fintech Saudi. The Fintech Saudi Annual Report 2020/21 noted that payments clinched 93% of venture capital investments in 2021 so far.

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