Tag "Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)"

DIFC Innovation Hub Launched to Bolster Dubai’s Fintech Ecosystem

DIFC has launched its startup incubator dubbed as the DIFC Innovation Hub. Collectively, over 250 firms are able to work together to develop and introduce innovative solutions and business models that will redefine the future of finance with the aim

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Ripple Sets Up Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced that Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, has established its regional headquarters there. Ripple reportedly chose DIFC for its “innovative regulations, expansive network and reputation as a leading global financial center”. Cointelegraph previously

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DIFC Launches New License for Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets, has launched a new license for startups, entrepreneurs and technology companies. The Dubai Innovation

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Dubai Pushes Region’s First Digital Security Capital Raise

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that investment banking and wealth management firm GRIP is undertaking a fully digital capital raise for Lead Real Estate, a Tokyo headquartered residential and commercial developer, this month. DIFC’s regulations, laws and structures

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Dubai’s Sandbox Sees The Largest Number of Application to Date

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) announced that it has accepted 16 firms into its 2020 Summer Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) Cohort. The ITL programme provides a unique environment that helps firms to test innovative solutions in and from the

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DIFC’s 100USD Million Fintech Fund Invests in 4 Fintech Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced that it has invested in four FinTech start-up companies. The investment reflects the DIFC’s commitment to driving the future of finance and is part of the USD 100 million FinTech Fund launched in 2019

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Dubai International Financial Centre is Launching a New Business Stimulus Initiative

In these unprecedented times, I write to reassure you that the wellbeing of our community continues to be our highest priority. In alignment with the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP), the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the World

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Dubai International Financial Centre Reports Record Growth in 2019

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced a record growth in 2019. The total number of firms in the Centre reached 2,437, up 14% from 2018, with

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DIFC and Mashreq Bank Launch Instant Bank Account Opening with the Region’s First KYC Blockchain Platform

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mashreq Bank announced the region’s first blockchain data sharing platform, now live in production, to support licensed businesses and corporates opening digital bank accounts instantly. In continuation of the consortium formed back in July 2019

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A New Funding Accelerator Programme for Fintech Startups in the MEASA Region

DIFC’s FinTech Hive revealed the launch of a new funding accelerator programme for FinTech start-ups in the MEASA region. FinTech Hive Scale Up programme benefits scaleups by helping them grow through strategic partnerships and receiving investment resources through the DIFC FinTech

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