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Interest in Fintech Picks up in Cameroon

Cameroon’s nascent fintech industry is gaining traction this year, a trend reflected by rising digital financial services adoption, considerable funding going towards paytech startups, and several product announcements. Maviance, the owner of digital payment platform for merchants Smobilpay, raised a

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2020 VC Funding Hits New All-Time High in Egypt; Fintech Makes up 8% of Total Funding

Egypt’s venture investment ecosystem has emerged as one of the most rapidly developing markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 100% over the past five years, according to the

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Morocco Emerges as Third Largest Fintech Hub in the Arab World

Morocco is the third largest fintech hub in the Arab world, hosting 13% of all 400 active fintech solutions, or about 40 fintech solutions, according to a research by financial inclusion think tank Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

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Ethiopian Fintech Scene Shows Great Promise as Africa’s Next Fintech Hub

Ethiopia’s large population of unbanked, the government’s current digital push, and recent finance reforms are bringing new opportunities for fintech startups and financial innovation. With more than 112 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most populous nation in Africa and is

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Booming Nigerian Fintech Sector Could See Revenues Reach US$543M by 2022

Fintech revenues in Nigeria are projected to reach an estimated US$543 million by 2022, driven by increasing smartphone penetration and a large population of unbanked eager to adopt digital financial services, according to a new report by the Economist Intelligence

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Middle East Sees Booming Fintech Ecosystem Though Challenges Remain

Though still in early stage, the Middle East’s fintech sector is rapidly growing, fueled by a young demographic eager to adopt new digital solutions, low penetration of formal banking channels, and the region’s governments push for fintech adoption, says a

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How is Lebanon’s Fintech Scene Doing?

Lebanon’s fintech industry has been growing rapidly in the past years, fueled by a supportive ecosystem, a wide range of public and private initiatives aimed at developing the sector, and a tech-savvy population. Lebanon is the Middle East and North

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Examining Jordan’s Emerging Fintech Scene

Fintech in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region is booming with the number of startups in the field more than doubling between 2013 and 2015 from 46 to 105 ventures. Growth is expected to accelerate over the next

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A Glimpse into Fintech in Saudi Arabia

Experts are optimistic about the outlook for fintech development in Saudi Arabia, which they claim will be driven by the tech-savvy, young population, and favorable government initiatives and support. Islam Al Bayaa, head of advisory at KPMG Al Fozan &

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Fintech In MENA: All You Need To Know

The startup economy in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region continues to grow this year. In the first six months of 2018, it registered a record number of transactions with 141 investments, a 12% increase over the corresponding period. One

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