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Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation and Startups Team to “Digitally Visit” 23 Countries to Select High-Potential Businesses for Fintech100 Program

The Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation and startups team is reportedly planning to “digitally visit” 23 different countries throughout the world between July and November 2020, The Fintech group aims to meet and potentially work with the founders of high-potential early-stage financial technology companies. The best… Read More

MENA Region Financial Hubs, the UAE and Qatar, Report Significant Increase in Digital Banking Activities during COVID-19

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE-based financial institution, reports that it has experienced significantly increased levels of digital banking adoption across its retail and corporate services during H1 2020. As noted in a release, almost 60% of ADIB’s retail clients have been using… Read More

Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge: UAE’s Central Bank and Abu Dhabi Global Market to Support Local and International Fintech Projects

The central bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market, an international financial center and free zone based on the Al Maryah Island in the nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi, noted on July 1, 2020, that they’re inviting Fintech firms to… Read More

Samsung backed Blockchain Firm Blocko and Islamic Research and Training Institute to Implement DLT based Smart Credit Management System

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), has teamed up with Samsung-backed blockchain tech company, Blocko, in order to implement a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered “smart” credit management platform. As mentioned in a release shared with… Read More

In First for the Region, Matrix Exchange Receives License to Operate a Regulated Digital Asset Exchange for Global Users

  Matrix Exchange Ltd., based in Abu Dhabi, has received a license to operate a “global virtual asset MTF and custody service.” The license is known as a “Financial Services Permission” (FSP), that allows holders to operate a regulated virtual asset Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF)… Read More

Molinari Media Names Rachel Pether as Host for Fintech.TV in Abu Dhabi

Molinari Media PBC has announced that Rachel Pether has joined Fintech.TV as a host in Abu Dhabi.  Pether will focus on financial, digital and sustainability-related topics in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding countries.  The company said she will be reporting on a weekly basis… Read More

Mastercard and UAE’s Hub71 Sign MoU to Work Cooperatively on Global Fintech Projects

Payments giant Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hub71, a technology ecosystem based in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square that supports global Fintech initiatives and leading tech firms. As mentioned in the announcement, Hub71 is a flagship project of the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Encourages Innovation of Exhibition Industry On April 13th, the General Office of the Ministry of Commerce issued a circular on work related to innovating exhibition service models and cultivating new momentum for the development of the exhibition industry. The circular proposes to support cross-city… Read More

Abu Dhabi Plans GCC’s first Social Impact Bond

Abu Dhabi is planning to introduce the region’s first Social Impact Bond, a financial tool that raises private investment to support high-impact social programs, under the Authority for Social Contribution – Ma’an. According to the Ma’an Authority for Social Contribution, the Social Impact Bonds will… Read More

Fintech Abu Dhabi Partners with UA Banks Federation

Fintech Abu Dhabi has partnered with the UAE Banks Federation (UBF) as the Strategic Industry partner of the upcoming Fintech Festival. Fintech Abu Dhabi is organised by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM ) – the financial center in Abu Dhabi.  UBF is the leading industry… Read More

Facebook-Borne Crypto Scam Exploited Image of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

A crypto scam featuring the image of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has been circulating on Facebook and may have conned thousands of people, local news outlet The National reports: “The fake news story scattered legitimate information, including factual details… Read More

Plug and Play ADGM Announces First Five Corporate Partners & Seven Startups to Join Fintech Innovation Platform

Plug and Play and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced BNP Paribas, Boubyan Bank, Finablr Group, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), and Riyad Bank have been selected to be the first five corporate partners to join the Plug and Play ADGM Fintech Innovation Platform based… Read More

Following Deutsche Bank Stake Acquirement Deal, Modo Partners With Etihad Airways to Co-Create Loyalty Solution As Part of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Modo, U.S.-based payments technology startup focused on creating interoperability between payment systems, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Etihad Airways to co-create a loyalty solutions program. According to the fintech, this new program is for the airline industry as part of the FinTech… Read More

Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi Business and Monetary Authorities Cooperating on Fintech and Distributed Ledger Technology

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced June 26th that it has signed a Fintech agreement with the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), “to enhance collaboration between the two authorities with a view to encouraging and enabling innovation in… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Issues Crypto Regulatory Framework

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and its CEO Richard Teng have been very active in the blockchain and virtual currency spaces of late. Fresh on the heels of an announcement earlier this week that the FSRA /… Read More

ADGM Introduces Spot Crypto Asset Activity Regulation Framework & Publishes Guide

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by exchanges, custodians and other intermediaries in ADGM, following the successful completion of a public consultation on the introduction of… Read More

Abu Dhabi Publishes Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency / Digital Assets

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has published a consultation paper proposing a regulatory framework for digital assets. The document outlines rules for spot market activity, including exchanges and other intermediaries to be regulated by ADGM. “As the recognised… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Opens Applications for Third RegLab Cohort

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced over the weekend it is opening applications for the third cohort of its Regulatory Laboratory (Reglab), with a theme focusing on enhancing access to financial services for the small-medium enterprise (SME) sector. According… Read More

ADGM Named “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)”… Again: A Recap of the Centre’s Numerous 2017 Fintech Contributions

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, is awarded “The Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for 2nd consecutive year by the Global Investor/ISF publication at the annual MENA Capital Markets Summit & Awards in Dubai. This accolade, presided by… Read More

FinTech Abu Dhabi Includes Major Announcements Designed to Shape Regional Fintech Development

The inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi conference ended with several key initiatives designed to boost the Fintech sector in the region. The two-day event, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive… Read More

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