Saudi Arabia

A Growing Fintech Ecosystem Is Emerging In Saudi Arabia

The fintech landscape in Saudi is said to be rapidly developing according to the Fintech Saudi Annual Report 2019/ 2020, which provides an overview of key developments in the region. Some of the updates over the last year includes the

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Tabby’s Pay Later Solution Launches in Saudi

tabby, a UAE-based Fintech startup, has launched its “Buy Now Pay Later” solution in Saudi Arabia after completing its latest round of funding. The solution enables shoppers to make instant and interest-free installments when they complete their online purchases. The

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Saudi Monetary Authority Deployed Blockchain Tech for Money Transfer With Local Banks

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has recently used blockchain technology to deposit part of the liquidity that SAMA had previously announced, to be injected into the banking sector, as part of SAMA’s actions aimed at enhancing the sector’s capabilities to

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Pay Later Solution Tabby Secures $7m Funding to Launch in Saudi Arabia

Tabby, the UAE-based FinTech startup and the region’s first Buy Now Pay Later solution, today announced it has raised $7M to fund its growth and launch its offering in Saudi Arabia. The funding round was led by Raed Ventures with

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Saudi Arabia Permits New Fintech Companies to Operate in Regulatory Sandbox

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) announced that it has Permitted 9 FinTech Companies as a new batch to operate in the Regulatory Sandbox. These companies have, therefore joined the list of companies permitted in the two previous cohorts, bringing

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Saudi Banks Need to Accelerate Digital Transformation Plans Amid COVID-19 Disruptions

Banks in Saudi Arabia have to revisit their digital transformation plans and strive to launch new channels that will sustain delivery of products and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the findings of a new report released KPMG Al

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A QR-based National Payment System for Saudi Arabia

To enhance the electronic payment throughout Saudi Arabia and reduce the dependence on cash, High-tech Payment Systems (HPS) has been appointed by Saudi Payments, a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA), to provide a unified QR code

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BayanPay Gets Licensed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

Finablr network brand BayanPay, a Saudi Arabia-based digital payment solutions provider, has been awarded a payment services provider licence by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). Following its successful graduation from the SAMA regulatory sandbox, BayanPay will offer digital wallets, e-commerce

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Saudi Arabian Startup Funding Hit New Records

In 2019, Saudi Arabian startups raised a record of US$67 million through 71 deals, representing a 35% increase in investment amount and a 92% increase in deal count, according to the 2019 Saudi Arabia Venture Capital Snapshot report by startup

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Saudi Arabia Drafts Regulation For The Provision Of Payment Services

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority “SAMA” announces the launch of a Draft Regulation governing the Provision of Payment Services in the Kingdom, inviting the public and those interested – in furtherance of the principle of transparency and participation – to

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