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7 Popular Middle East Fintech Trends 2021

The Middle East fintech sector is undergoing a period of incredible transformation. From fintech funding upsurges, to rising fintech adoption, growing financial inclusion and a growing number of homegrown startups, Middle East fintech is evolving rapidly and in many directions.

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MEA Fintech Weekly News: Melio’s Valuation Soars After US$250M Funding

In last week’s MEA fintech news, we saw US-Israeli fintech startup Melio raise a quarter billion dollars at a hefty valuation, while another US-Israeli fintech company Pagaya announced its SPAC listing. Elsewhere, Nigeria emerged the top funded fintech hub in

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4 Payment and Security Trends in the UAE

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst of change in the payment industry landscape, a new reality that’s here to stay, recent research shows. Over the past two years, the total value of digital

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The Rise of Paytech in the UAE

Paytech in the UAE is one of the top emerging opportunities being eyed by startups, financial institutions and investors. Demand for finance apps in the country was already on the uptake. In Q1 this year, demand for these apps climbed

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Booming Demand for Digital Wallets Could See Rise of Super Apps in MEA

In the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, demand for digital wallets is on the rise. This trend is fueled by the growth in digital payments and smartphone penetration, national reforms to modernize the payment landscape, and the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Cairo Credit Management Platform CreditFins Raises Pre-Seed Funding

Cairo-based CreditFins, a credit card management fintech, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-seed funding, the company announced. The round was led by Flat6Labs, AUC Angels, TA Telecom Holding, and other strategic tech angel investors, the company said. Meanwhile, CreditFins

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6 Fintech Startups in Egypt to Watch in 2021

Key developments in the Egyptian startup ecosystem have led to a renewed appetite for growth in the space, and for its fintech startups in Egypt as well. Much of this activity is attributed to a slew of policy level shifts.

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13 Upcoming Fintech Events in Dubai and 1 Fintech Festival in Abu Dhabi

As movement restrictions are easing up around the world, physical events are coming back. In the Middle East, the region’s top fintech hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be hosting several major fintech conferences and trade shows in the

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8 Upcoming Live and Virtual Fintech Events in the Middle East

Over the past years, the fintech sector in the Middle East has seen substantial growth. According to the State of Fintech report, the number of startups offering financial services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region doubled from

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NEC Payments Joins Mastercard Fintech Express Programme as Global Partner

Mastercard has announced that NEC Payments, a payment services provider licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain, is now a global partner of Mastercard Fintech Express, which connects tech-savvy startups with traditional players such as banks. The programme

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