Saudi Arabia

Saudi Lending Fintech Forus Capital Picks Up Series A Funding

Forus Capital, a Saudi Arabia-based Islamic P2P lending marketplace, has raised a Series A round of funding for an undisclosed amount, the company announced in a statement today. The round was co-led by Saudi conglomerate Yazeed Alrajhi and Brothers Holdings,

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QPS Global to Pour Us$10 Million Into Middle East Expansion

US Fintech company QPS Global will be expanding its operations in the Middle East, the company has announced. To this end, the company will be making an investment of US$10 million in the region over the next 6-12 months. The

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Mambu Launches New SME Financing Product

Global SaaS cloud banking platform Mambu has launched a new digital banking platform for SME financing, according to a statement today. The platform gives banks and fintechs access to scalable loan management technology. It also offers a network of partner

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STC Pay Clinches One of the Two Digital Bank Licenses in Saudi

The Saudi cabinet has granted a digital bank license to STC Pay, a digital payments company which is a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecom. STC Pay will be converted into a local digital bank, with a capital of SAR

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Saudi Fintech Tweeq Raises an Undisclosed Seven-Figure Funding

Tweeq, a Saudi-based provider of spending accounts for individuals and SMEs, announced the closure of an undisclosed seven-figure investment round, co-led by STV and Raed Ventures. The funding round, which follows on the heels of the company’s exclusive partnership with

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Amazon’s Alexa to Roll Out Skills Kit in Saudi and UAE by End of 2021

Developers can start building voice experiences, called “skills” for customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) using Amazon‘s Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Skills that developers create which is certified for publication, will be available

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Dubai’s P2P Payments Firm Ziina Raises US$7.5 Million Ahead of Saudi Expansion Plans

Ziina, the UAE’s Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payment application backed by Y-Combinator (YC), announced its latest funding round of US$7.5 million. The round will help the company launch its new wallet service and fuel its expansion into Saudi Arabia. Ziina plans on

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Dutch Fintech Recharge.com Rolls Out Services in Saudi and the UAE

Dutch payments company Recharge.com announced the launch of its services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Recharge.com will provide a one-stop-shop marketplace for various categories of branded payments, including call credit, data bundles, shopping,

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Dubai’s P2P Payment App Mamo Raises $8 Million in Pre-Series A Funding

Mamo, a Dubai-based digital wallet and peer-to-peer payments platform, announced that it has raised US$8 million in its latest Pre-Series A funding round. The round was led by Global Ventures, along with the participation of 4DX Ventures, AlRajhi Partners, Olive

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Saudi Payments Unveils Instant Payments System Sarie With IBM and Mastercard

Saudi Payments, under the supervision of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s instant payments system ‘sarie’ in cooperation with IBM and Mastercard. ‘sarie’ now supports all Saudi banks across the Kingdom and is available for

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