Tag "United Arab Emirates (UAE)"

10 Fintech Accelerators to Know in the UAE

With over 400 fintech companies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a major hub for fintech innovation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Fast growth of the industry has been fueled by a number of fintech initiatives

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6 Proptech Startups in UAE to Watch Out for

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s real estate industry is witnessing a major digital shift, fueled by so-called proptech innovation that are using digital platforms and applying artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing and other technologies to optimize operations

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Dubai: Top 11 Upcoming Fintech Events Taking Place in H1 2022

Physical, in-person events are back in full force this year as governments around the world ease up social distancing and traveling rules. As Dubai continues to see its fintech landscape grow and thrive, organizers are increasingly choosing the city to

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UAE SMEs, Consumers Embrace Cashless Payments at Fast Pace

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), digital payments and cashless transactions are becoming the new norm as both consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to actively embrace these solutions. A new research study by Visa found that compared

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4 Payment and Security Trends in the UAE

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst of change in the payment industry landscape, a new reality that’s here to stay, recent research shows. Over the past two years, the total value of digital

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13 Upcoming Fintech Events in Dubai and 1 Fintech Festival in Abu Dhabi

As movement restrictions are easing up around the world, physical events are coming back. In the Middle East, the region’s top fintech hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be hosting several major fintech conferences and trade shows in the

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How to Buy Cryptocurrencies in the UAE

The cryptocurrency market has had a wild year. Market capitalization jumped 750% between January 2020 and February 2021 to reach an all-time high of US$1.7 trillion. In this timeframe, the price of bitcoin surged more than 600% to surpass 57,000

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7 Fintech Startups in UAE to Watch in 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest fintech hub for startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), housing about 50% of the region’s fintech companies. In the UAE, two leading financial free zones, Abu Dhabi Global Market

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Fintech in 2020: Key Developments that Shaped UAE’s Fintech Industry This Year

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest fintech hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and home to half of the region’s fintech companies. As of November 2020, the UAE accounted for over 60% of funds raised

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Neobanks Make Inroads in the UAE

Though still a nascent industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), neobanking is steadily making inroads into the country. Last month, news broke that Abu Dhabi state-owned holding company ADQ will be setting up a digital bank in the United

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