Saudi Arabia

Aramco and SBI Holdings Enter MoU for Digital Asset Collaboration

Aramco has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SBI Holdings, a Japanese-based financial services company. The MoU outlines a potential business alliance between Aramco and SBI Holdings, aiming to explore collaboration in several key areas. These areas include digital assets,

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Saudi Personal Finance Platform Yabi Grabs USD 8M Seed Funding

Yabi by Souqalmal was launched in Saudi Arabia this November, boasting a localised personal finance wellbeing platform. Driven by its firm belief in localisation for true value creation when it comes to personal finance, Yabi launched in both English and

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Saudi’s Tamara Secures $250 Million Debt Financing

Tamara, a leading fintech platform to shop, pay, and bank in Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC region, has secured an additional up to $250 million in debt financing, bringing its total warehouse facility to up to $400 million. The

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Saudi Islamic Fintech Lynk Raised Capital to Introduce Additional Financial Products

In a move to reshape the fintech landscape in accordance with Islamic finance principles, LYNK has solidified its market position through a successful investment and the establishment of strategic partnerships with industry stalwarts Al Fozan Holding and Ramla Holding Group.

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Investment Arm of King Saud University Invests into Flat6lab’s Startup Seed Fund

Riyadh Valley Company, the investment arm of King Saud University and a prominent player in the investment landscape of Saudi Arabia, is delighted to announce its strategic investment in Flat6Labs’ Startup Seed Fund. This investment marks a significant milestone in

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Tabby Secures $200M in Series D Funding at $1.5b Valuation

Tabby, the MENA’s shopping and financial services app, has raised $200 million in equity financing led by Wellington Management. The equity financing drew additional participation from growth equity investor Bluepool Capital, in addition to existing investors STV, Mubadala Investment Capital,

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Arab Monetary Fund Report: The Arab Open Banking Market Growth

The Open Banking market across Arab Countries to grow by 25% annually over the next five years, The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) said in a report issued this week, presenting guidelines for an “Effective Open Banking/ Finance Adoption”. The report

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SAMA Permits Kady Pay as New BNPL Solution Provider

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) permitted “Kadi Pay” to provide Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solutions. With Kadi Pay, there are now six authorized companies offering BNPL solutions in Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number of licensed/ permitted finance companies

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Saudi and Singapore Central Banks to Share Fintech Expertise

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have agreed to work together on fintech and innovation. The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr. Ayman Al-Sayari, Governor of SAMA, and H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister

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Salt Edge Partners with SeaPay to Offer Open Banking Solutions in Saudi Arabia

In a significant move towards advancing digital technology and open banking in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SeaPay, a leading Omni-Channel Payment Solutions provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Salt Edge, a renowned financial technology company. This collaboration aims

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