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Saudi Arabia: 18 Companies Join Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has selected 18 companies to form the second batch of ventures to join its fintech regulatory sandbox. The companies will be testing fintech solutions they intend to launch in the country. The 18 companies

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Saudi Arabian Bank Launches Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Payments System

At the Financial Sector Conference last month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi British Bank (SABB), one of the five largest banks by deposits in the country, announced the launch of a real-time cross-border transfer service based on the Ripple blockchain

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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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After Banning Crypto Saudi Arabia Plans Central Bank Digital Currency

After banning the trading of cryptocurrencies, Saudi Arabia is now developing a blockchain-based digital currency in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The central banks of the two countries are planning to run a pilot of a shared digital

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Saudi Arabia and Japans SoftBank Launch Worlds Largest Tech Fund

An investment group that includes Japan’s SoftBank and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, has announced a major close with over US$93 billion of committed capital for the tech-focused SoftBank Vision Fund. SoftBank Vision Fund Announces First Major Close, via SoftBank Group

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