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Google Pay Starts in Kuwait

Mastercard has collaborated with Google to launch Google Pay in Kuwait, strengthening digital payment capabilities in the country. Cardholders can tap to pay with their Android phones or supported Wear OS devices in stores where contactless is in operation. They

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Mastercard Partners With EazyPay in Bahrain

Mastercard has partnered with Bahrain’s fintech and payment service provider Eazy Financial Services (EazyPay) that will now be powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS). MPGS is a trusted platform that provides financial institutions with a white-label technology for payment

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Mastercard Brings Apple Pay to Kuwait

Mastercard brings Apple Pay to its cardholders in Kuwait Customers simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch

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Report Details 11 Fintech Regulatory Sandboxes in MENA in 2022

The MENA Fintech Association’s (MFTA) Open Finance Working Group has published a new report on the rise of open banking and embedded finance in the Middle East and North Africa. The report found that regulators in the region have been

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Pyypl Raises US$20M Series B Investment To Expand in MENA

UAE digital wallet startup Pyypl has closed a US$20 million Series B funding round from a group of new and existing investors, and says that it is considering opening a second tranche for further investment. Founded in 2017, Pyypl is

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Gulf Bank of Kuwait and Mastercard Enable Online Checkouts With Click to Pay

The Gulf Bank of Kuwait (GBK) and Mastercard have partnered to enable local merchants to utilise Click to Pay, a payment method that allows online shoppers to checkout without entering their card information and password. The new embedded checkout experience,

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Mastercard and BitOasis Partner to Enable Crypto Card Payments in the Middle East

UAE cryptocurrency platform BitOasis and Mastercard have launched a crypto card programme to facilitate day-to-day usage of cryptocurrencies at points of sale and across e-commerce platforms. The partnership enables BitOasis to issue virtual and physical cards that allow customers to

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Kuwait Finance House Launches Its Digital Wealth Management Platform in Bahrain

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) – Bahrain has launched KFHB Wealth, its digital wealth management platform to streamline the investment and banking experience for the bank’s high net worth clients. The new platform, accessible on mobile and web, allows KFH Bahrain

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Jordan Kuwait Bank Joins Mastercard’s Accelerator to Support Fintech Startups

Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has joined Mastercard’s fintech startup accelerator Mastercard Fintech Express as a global partner — the first bank in Jordan to do so. The programme, which is part of the Mastercard Accelerate initiative, helps startups obtain a

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Mastercard Invests in Egyptian VC Firm Nclude

Mastercard has invested in Nclude, a fintech-focused VC investment platform launched in partnership with Egyptian banks Banque Misr, Banque Du Caire and the National Bank of Egypt. Founded in 2022, the company has received US$100 million in funding from the

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