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Fintech Leads UAE Startup Funding

In H1 2022, fintech was the preferred industry for startup investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), accounting for 34% of total capital during the period and 22% of transactions, a new report by Magnitt and the Emirates Development Bank

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Dubai Freezone Cements Position as Leading Regional Fintech Hub

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the city’s financial freezone, is aggressively cementing its position as the top fintech hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), unveiling a number of initiatives this year aimed at fostering innovation,

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Fintech Becomes Favoured Investment Focus in MENA

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), fintech has emerged into the preferred investment target of investors. Between 2019 and 2021, the fintech sector captured the largest portion of dollars invested across all tech sectors, more than double enterprise

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Funding to Israeli-Founded Fintech Startups Jumped 136% in 2021 to US$4.5B

2021 was a blockbuster year for Israeli-founded fintech startups, which continued to grow, mature and attract investors’ interest. In 2021, Israeli-founded fintech companies raised a new record of US$4.5 billion in 2021, surpassing the three previous years combined, a new

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Funding Momentum to Continue in Pakistan Fintech Sector

2021 was a blockbuster year for Pakistani startups, which raised a total of US$352 million, data from Invest2Innovate, a local consultancy firm, shows. Out of that sum, 27% was raised by fintech startups, or US$95 million (excluding Bazaar’s combined US$36.5

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Top 6 Most-Well Funded Fintech Startups in Israel

Home to more than 800 fintech companies, Israel is today considered a powerhouse in the global fintech scene, having minted some of the world’s most notable startups including online broker eToro, paytech startup Rapyd, and insurtech provider Lemonade. In 2021,

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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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Fintech Attracts Lion’s Share of 2020 African Tech Funding

Fintech funding in Africa jumped 49.3% in 2020 to US$160 million. The amount was raised by 99 fintech startups, making fintech the dominant tech sector of 2020, a new report by regional startup news and research portal Disrupt Africa found.

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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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Israel’s Emergence as a Fintech Nation

With more than 500 fintech companies, Israel is rapidly emerging as a fintech powerhouse with players in the sector attracting global attention as well as billions of dollars in venture capital. In 2019, equity investments in Israeli fintech reached an

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