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Digital Banking in Bahrain Now Seen as a Necessity, Not a “Luxury” Like Before Due to COVID-19, Local Fintech Professional Says

  Bahrain’s residents have been using mobile and digital payments platforms a lot more now than they were before the COVID-19 outbreak. Safe distancing measures have been introduced throughout the Kingdom, in order to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus. There are currently 7,888… Read More

Fintech: Bahrain’s Banking Industry Remains Focused on Adopting Innovative Financial Technologies, According to Local Investment Professional

David Parker, co-chief investment officer at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (an organization responsible for attracting inward investment into the Kingdom for key areas such as technology development and supporting the local financial and banking industry), recently confirmed that the country aims to position itself… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

Fintech stc Bahrain to Introduce New Working Procedures to Ensure Safety During Coronavirus Outbreak

stc Bahrain, a Fintech solutions provider and telecommunications firm, has revealed that it’s introducing new working procedures, in order to ensure safety of its workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Bahrain-based Fintech said it aims to continue to offer innovative financial services to support… Read More

Fintech Firms, Aion Digital and Qarar, Team Up to Accelerate Development of Online Lending Platforms in the Middle East

Two major Fintech companies, Aion Digital and Qarar, are teaming up in order to accelerate the growth and development of online lending platforms across the Middle East region. According to a press release, the collaboration between the two Fintechs aims to “revolutionize the credit market”… Read More

MENA Region’s Largest Open Banking Platform Tarabut Gateway to Conduct Several Interactive Workshops for Local Fintech Firms and Banks

Tarabut Gateway, MENA region’s biggest Open Banking platform, will be conducting a series of six different Open Banking Interactive Workshops, which have been designed to help individual consumers, banks and Fintech firms learn more about the new policy.  The first workshop will be conducted this… Read More

Bahrain’s Digital, Mobile-Only Ila Bank Appoints Mohamed Al Maraj as New Chief Executive

Ila, a Bahrain-based digital, mobile-only banking entity, has confirmed that it has appointed Mohamed Al Maraj as the company’s new chief executive. Established in November 2019 as a wholly-owned retail subsidiary of Bank ABC (the Arab Banking Corporation), a global bank with headquarters in the… Read More

Financial Giant HSBC Voted Leading Trade Finance Bank in Bahrain in EuroMoney’s 2020 Survey

HSBC, a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has reportedly been voted as the leading trade finance bank in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain in the Euromoney trade finance survey for 2020. This is… Read More

Insurtech: Solidarity Bahrain, a Leading Insurance Technology Platform, Launches New Core Insurance System

Solidarity Bahrain, one of Bahrain’s largest insurance service providers and a subsidiary of Solidarity Group Holding, has reportedly launched its newly developed core insurance system, TCS BaNCS. The TCS BaNCS insurance platform is part of the foundation of Solidarity’s digital transformation plan and has been… Read More

Bahrain’s Bank ABC Launches “ila” Bank, as Institution Prepares to Enter Digital, Mobile-Only Banking

Bank ABC revealed on November 24 that it has introduced “ila” Bank, as the institution prepares to enter the digital, mobile-only banking sector, beginning with the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain. The initiative’s roadmap involves promoting the new platform across the Middle East and North… Read More

Bahrain’s Shariah Review Bureau Certifies Blockchain Firm Algorand As Shariah Compliant

Boston, Massachusetts-based Algorand, a firm developing a scalable, secure, and decentralized crypto platform, has reportedly been certified as sharia-compliant. Bahrain’s Shariya Review Bureau (SRB) provided the certification, which indicates that the Algorand platform abides by the teachings and requirements of Islamic law. The certification could… Read More

P2P lending Platform Beehive Announces First SME Facilitating Funding in Bahrain

Peer to peer lender Beehive announced on Tuesday it has facilitated funding for its first SME in Bahrain. According to the online lending platform, the SME, Bahrain-based Mira Packaging Factory, manufactures disposable paper cups and other food packaging solutions to the GCC and African F&B industry.  “Since… Read More

Visa Announces New Partnership With Bahrain Fintech Bay to Further Develop Bahrain’s Fintech Ecosystem

Visa recently announced it has partnered with Bahrain FinTech Bay to further support the development of the FinTech ecosystem in Bahrain. According to Visa, Bahrain FinTech Bay was established a year ago and has around 100 partners including financial institutions, technology companies, fintechs, public institutions,… Read More

World Islamic Banking Conference – Bahrain

For 25 years, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) has solidified its reputation as the indisputable compass for the global Islamic finance and banking industry, building a robust platform that comprises of leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders from… Read More

Central Bank of Bahrain Signs MOU with MAS to Strengthen Cooperation in Fintech

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Tuesday they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in fintech. According to the two organization, the MOU will support the sharing of information… Read More

Bahrain FinTech Bay Opens: Announces Startups & Founding Partners

Last week, the Middle East and African fintech hub, Bahrain FinTech Bay, announced it is now officially open for business. Along with its opening, it also announced startups and founding partners. Bahrain FinTech Bay claims it is the region’s largest fintech and is aiming to… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Announces New Fintech Cooperation Agreement With Bahrain

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced on Monday it has entered into a fintech cooperation agreement with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). The organization noted that the agreement marks a significant first in the MENA region. Notably, with the new… Read More

Tramonex and NOW Money Join Central Bank of Bahrain’s Regulatory Sandbox: Ready to Play

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has announced two entrants into its regulatory sandbox:  Tramonex, a London-based forex cash management solution for businesses and NOW Money, the Dubai-based account and remittance service for low-income workers in the GCC. “We are pleased to welcome the first… Read More

Central Bank of Bahrain Issues P2B Crowdfunding Regulations

  The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has released regulations for debt based crowdfunding. Rules apply to both Shari’a compliant and conventional investments. It is expected that equity-based crowdfunding regulations will be announced later this month. The CBB announced that for the first time it will… Read More

Bahrain Signs Fintech Partnership with Singapore

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Fintech Consortium (SFC), and the Dubai-asset management firm Trucial Investment Partners have partnered to create a new FinTech environment. This new agreement is a part of a wider partnership aiming to make Bahrain the region’s Fintech powerhouse. Khalid Al Rumaihi,… Read More

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