Tag "financial inclusion"

Rise Brings Financial Services to Underserved Migrant Workers

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown have put a toll on many sectors, including the startup ecosystem. According to a research conducted by Wamda and Arabnet, released in May, 71%

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UAE Leads MENA in Financial Inclusion: Research

Financial inclusion diverges across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) taking the lead and Morocco lagging behind, according to a new report by Fintech Consortium, Bahrain Fintech Bay, and Jordan Fintech Bay. In

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Fintech to Solve Financial Exclusion in Egypt

In Egypt, fintech is set to play a key role in providing basic financial services to the large pool of unbanked people, according to experts and industry observers. Egypt is the most populous nation in the Middle East and North

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Iraq Underdeveloped Financial System Both A Challenge And An Opportunity For Fintech

With 11% of the population having a formal banking account, the lowest number of ATMs in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), and a smartphone penetration of just 17%, the lowest in the region, Iraq is not what we

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