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Bahrain: Spare, Eazy Financial Services to Introduce Open Banking Capabilities

Spare, an open banking platform licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, has announced its partnership with Eazy Financial Services, a Bahraini Payment Services Provider that is focused on “specializing in POS and online payment gateway acquiring solutions to embrace opportunities in Open Banking.” The… Read More

Fintech Galaxy Obtains License from Central Bank of Bahrain to Operate Open Finance Platform

Fintech Galaxy, which claims to be the “industry-leading” financial innovation company, has become the first central bank regulated Open Finance platform in the MENA region “after receiving a license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), allowing the firm to operate as a regulated Third-Party… Read More

OpenNode to Test Bitcoin (BTC) Payments in Bahrain

As the first of several other planned announcements to come from the region, OpenNode intends to test a bitcoin payment processing and payouts solution via the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB’s) Regulatory Sandbox. Bitcoin payments had “been non-existent in the island nation until now, which… Read More

MENA’s Tarabut Gateway, an Open Banking Platform, Announces Senior Appointments

Tarabut Gateway, which claims to be the largest Open Banking platform in the MENA region with a market presence in Bahrain, the UAE and KSA, announced (earlier this week) two new appointments to its senior executive team, Nino Ocampo and Adnan Erriade. Nino joins as… Read More

CoinMENA Obtains Provisional License from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority

Dina Sam’an, the Founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA, notes that she’s very excited to share that CoinMENA has obtained a provisional license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA). Sam’an adds that regulatory compliance has been a “top priority” for CoinMENA from day one…. Read More

MENA Region’s Open Banking Platform Tarabut Gateway Announces New Partnerships in Saudi Arabia

Tarabut Gateway, which claims to be the largest Open Banking platform in the MENA region with a market presence in Bahrain, the UAE and KSA, recently announced four new key banking partnerships in KSA. As part of its expansion in Saudi Arabia, and the developments… Read More

DIFC-based Tarabut Gateway Now a Regulated Open Banking Platform in UAE

Tarabut Gateway has reportedly been granted a license by Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to offer money services in and from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). DFSA is the independent regulator of financial services in DIFC, which claims to be “the leading global financial center”… Read More

Binance Gains Crypto Asset Service Provider License in Bahrain

Binance has received a crypto asset license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), according to the crypto exchange. This is Binance’s first digital asset-specific license. The company said approval by the CBB demonstrated its commitment to being in regulatory compliance as the first of… Read More

Fintech Ecosystem in Bahrain has Matured on Many Fronts: Report

The Fintech ecosystem in Bahrain has matured “on many fronts,” according to a new report. As noted in the update, new developments from government, corporate, and investment stakeholders have “created a more conducive environment for local and international startups to grow and scale from the… Read More

Bahrain based Crypto Exchange Rain Financial Secures $110M via Series B Round

Bahrain-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial has secured $110 million in capital via a Series B round. Rain Financial reports that its investment round has been co-led by Paradigm and Kleiner Perkins along with contributions from Coinbase Ventures, Global Founders Capital, MEVP, Cadenza Ventures, and CMT… Read More

Arab Financial Services to Acquire $98M in Capital to Support its Strategic Expansion Efforts

Virtual payments solution provider Arab Financial Services says that it intends to acquire $98 million in capital in order to support its revenue growth and strategic expansion efforts. Shareholders of the company have reportedly approved plans to increase the firm’s authorized share capital to $150… Read More

i2c Inc. Teams Up with BEYON Money, the Mobile Super App Launched by Bahrain’s Batelco Financial Services

i2c Inc., a provider of digital payment and banking tech, has announced its partnership with BEYON Money, the mobile super app introduced by Batelco Financial Services, which is the Fintech unit of Bahrain’s digital solutions and telecommunications provider. Backed by a recently-secured Open Banking license… Read More

Flat6Labs Funds Six Startups Including Fintechs

Flat6Labs has funded 6 startups with seed capital following the participation in a 4-month acceleration program. Each startup completed the 7th Cycle in Bahrain. Flat6Labs is a MENA-based seed and early-stage venture capital firm. Annually, Flat6Labs invests in more than 100 innovative and technology-driven startups…. Read More

Bahrain’s Digital Asset Trading Platform CoinMENA Secures $9.5M via Seed Round

Bahrain-based digital asset trading platform CoinMENA has acquired $9.5 million via a seed round. @CoinMENA Raises $9.5M Seed Fund #CoinMENA #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency #Crypto #DeFi https://t.co/vVH1vVj6ED pic.twitter.com/V05Ii2CabS — Blockchain Recruiter – Jordan & Blockchain Bully (@JobsBlockhain) November 12, 2021 As mentioned in the announcement, this is… Read More

UAE based Fintech Galaxy Secures $2M in Seed Funding to Support its Open Finance Platform

Fintech Galaxy, the UAE-headquartered open innovation platform, has acquired $2 million in seed funding in order to further enhance the development and rollout of its Open Finance platform, as it looks to further expand its reach and support financial inclusion across the MENA region. Fintech… Read More

Citi Launches Dedicated Technology Hub in Bahrain to Support Fintech, Digital Economy Initiatives

Citi (NYSE:C) has introduced a dedicated technology hub in Bahrain in order to develop its digital-first platforms. Citi’s management confirmed on September 27, 2021 (Monday) that they are establishing an international tech hub at their Bahrain offices. According to a report from Reuters, the tech… Read More

Cashless Transactions Increase to $3.62B in Bahrain During H1 2021: Report

The total number of point-of-sale (POS) and digital commerce transactions in Bahrain increased by 65% in August 2021 YoY, reaching an aggregate value of almost $744 million during the month, after topping $3.62 billion during H1 2021, the Central Bank of Bahrain has revealed. According… Read More

MENA Region Startup Ajar to Offer Property Management and Rental Collection Services in Bahrain

Ajar, a MENA region rental collection platform, reveals that it has expanded its business operations to the Kingdom of Bahrain. With an established presence in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the firm will be providing its property management and rent collection services in… Read More

European Fintech Solutions Provider finleap Partners Bahrain’s Telecom Firm Batelco to Support Open Banking

European Fintech solutions provider finleap has teamed up with Bahrain-based telecom firm Batelco in order to support Open Banking in the MENA region. Recently, Batelco became the very first GCC-headquartered firm to acquire an Open Banking license. Through this latest partnership, finleap will be extending… Read More

National Bank of Bahrain Initiates Digital Banking Challenge

The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has launched the Digital Banking Challenge in partnership with Bahrain FinTech Bay. The Challenge is open to all Bahraini youth to develop new and creative solutions focused on NBB’s new digital banking app. In line with Bahrain’s Vision 2030 objectives,… Read More

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