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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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The 5 Digital Banks in Saudi Arabia You Need to Know

Digital banking in Saudi Arabia is at a particularly interesting junction right now. Much has been said about how the country is at the precipice of a banking revolution, but the results have perhaps been slow to show. There’s a

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Middle East Fintech Weekly Digest: Cashless Payments Surge in Bahrain

Last week in Middle East fintech news, the DIFC announced that it had reached its 2024 target of tripling in size three years ahead of schedule (Fintech News). The 10-year long ‘2024 Strategy,’ announced in 2014, was aimed at placing

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UAE Fintech Report and Map 2021: Fintech is Booming in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the fintech sector continues to grow and mature on the back of rising adoption of digital payments, booming e-commerce activity and a nascent, yet vibrant, digital banking landscape, a new report by Fintech News

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20+ Neobanks in the Middle East You Have to Know

Digital banking is heating up in the Middle East with now more than 20 neobanks across the region, according to new data from Dutch fintech consultancy group Fincog. Most of these neobanks were launched by incumbents as standalone digital banks

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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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Meftech 2020

Meftech claims to be the Middle East’s longest running banking, finance and fintech event that has attracted some 12,000 senior executives and 1,000 innovative tech providers since inception. Taking place at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh on February 25 and 26,

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3 Must-Attend Upcoming Fintech Events in Saudi Arabia

2018 was a key year for Saudi Arabia’s fintech sector as the government began to actively support the development of a healthy and vibrant fintech ecosystem. 2018 was marked by several milestones in the Saudi fintech landscape, with the launch

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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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MEFTECH 2019 To Support Fintech Ecosystem Growth in Saudi Arabia

MEFTECH, the Banking & Financial Technology event in the MENA Region, returns to Riyadh from 24th to 25th February 2019 at the Four Seasons Riyadh for its second edition in the Kingdom. MEFTECH is initiated by mada, the national payment

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