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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

Bahrain’s ila Bank Launches Five New Digital Banking Features

The Bahrain-based open banking platform ila Bank plans to enhance its customer’s overall banking experience with five new features in a contactless environment. The bank has designed the new features after taking customer feedback at various digital touchpoints and customer insights gained through its agile… Read More

Fintech QPS Global to Expand UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait Business Operations

Mumbai-based Fintech company QPS Global recently revealed that it will be expanding its business operations in the Middle East. The company confirmed that it will be allocating $10 million in capital into the region within the next 12 months. The B2B card issuance and processing… Read More

Bahrain Fintech Bay, US State Dept’s MEPI Supported Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, Winners Announced

The Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, held in partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay and the US State Department’s MEPI, has now ended with the three winning teams successfully completing the acceleration program and 3-month incubation period (held at Bahrain FinTech Bay). The program (in Bahrain)… Read More

Rsquare Technologies Wins Regtech Recognition from Central Bank of Bahrain

Rsquare Technologies, a Bahrain-based Regtech, has won the Central Bank of Bahrain’s SuperNova 2021 ‘Regtech Innovation Challenge’. The Bahrain SuperNova Challenge was launched by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) with the aim to further Bahrain’s Fintech industry’s development. Rsquare Technologies is a resident of one… Read More

Fintech Firm Islamic Finance Initiation Network Introduces Operations in Oman After Partnering Alizz Islamic Bank

IFIN (Islamic Finance Initiation Network), the Islamic Fintech firm, has introduced its operations in the Sultanate of Oman by teaming up with Alizz Islamic Bank and Danube Home. Bahrain-based IFIN, a company that digitally connects Islamic finance service providers to retail outlets, aims to offer… Read More

Bahrain’s NEC Payments Chooses Netcetera’s Payment Security Protocol

Bahrain’s payment services provider NEC Payments has reportedly chosen Netcetera for its 3DS 2.0 solution, a payments security protocol. NEC Payments is a fast-growing digital banking and payment tech firm that provides Cloud-based banking-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions in the Middle East. NEC Payments is focused on… Read More

Open Banking: Reserve Bank of Bahrain Shares Updates on New Guidelines for Fintechs, SMEs

The reserve bank of Bahrain has shared its commentary on the work being done by retail banks to implement the infrastructure for compliance with the Bahrain Open Banking Framework (Bahrain OBF). This work was carried out after a grace period that allowed for implementation which… Read More

JPMorgan Is Working with Bahrain’s Central Bank and Bank ABC to Launch Real-Time Cross-Border Payments, May Work on CBDCs Later

The reserve bank of Bahrain is reportedly working with J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Bank ABC in order to launch a real-time cross-border payments system (as part of a digital currency settlement pilot program). Bank ABC and J.P. Morgan will be conducting tests including the transfer of… Read More

Arab Monetary Fund Releases Fintech Index, a Measure of Financial Tech Adoption in Middle East

The Arab Monetary Fund, which aims to establish policies of Arab monetary cooperation and promote the development of Arab financial markets, has launched “Finxar,” which is a regional Fintech index for tracking the development of the financial technology industry in Arab nations. The United Arab… Read More

Bahrain-Based Crypto Exchange Rain Secures $6 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Middle East Venture Partners

  Rain Financial, a Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced one r the weekend it secured $6 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) with participation from Coinbase, Vision Ventures, CMT Digital Ventures, Abdul Latin Jameel Fintech Ventures,… Read More

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