Tag "United Arab Emirates (UAE)"

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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Abu Dhabi Free Zone: Digital Bank Licensing Gains International Interest

Several firms from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the broader Middle Eastern region, and Asia-Pacific, are looking to establish digital banks in Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone, said Richard Teng, chief executive of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), the

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Dubai Just Launched a Virtual Company License. And It Costs US$233

Dubai has just launched the Dubai Virtual Commercial City (VCC), a program which enables entrepreneurs and freelancers who do not reside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to start a virtual company registered in Dubai. As part of the program,

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Bahrain and UAE Leads Middle East’s Fintech Scene, Study Finds

In the Middle East, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have emerged as fintech leaders, thanks to the supportive ecosystems these have managed to develop for fintech development. At the same time, their leadership positions are not guaranteed going

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Robo-Advisors Ripe For Prime Time In The UAE

The digital financial advisory industry is destined for strong growth in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and while business-to-consumer (B2C) solutions are rapidly gaining traction from the public, business-to-business (B2B) robo-advisor providers are emerging as key enablers for banks and

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Dubai’s $100 Million Fintech Fund and How to Apply for It

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai and a financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, launched a US$100 million Fintech Fund in November 2017 to accelerate the development of

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What is Driving the Rise of Mobile Payments in UAE?

Mobile payments are on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the country’s young population is eager to embrace the latest technologies. Mastercard registered in record number of secure mobile transactions in 2018, which it credited to the

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