Tagged: difc

DIFC Innovation Hub Teams Up with Wealth Management Firm, Julius Baer, and Financial Market Infrastructure Euroclear

DIFC Innovation Hub, which claims to be the largest start-up and innovation hub in the world operating out of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the MEASA) region, is collaborating with global Swiss wealth management firm, Julius Baer, and the Financial… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Announces Consultation on Digital Assets Law

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial center in the MENA and Southeast Asia region, has proposed to enact a Digital Assets Law, a Law of Security and related amendments to select existing legislation “to cater to the requirements of the DIFC’s proposed digital… Read More

Nomura Launches Wealth Management Business in Dubai, Opens Premises in DIFC

Nomura announced the expansion of its International Wealth Management business with new premises in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial hub in the MENA and South Asia region. Nomura announced last year that it would “open a branch of Nomura Singapore Limited in… Read More

Fintech Firm Ripple Expands Middle East Operations

On the back of strong growth in the Middle East, Ripple, the enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions provider, is expanding its presence in Dubai by “opening a new office location in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and bringing Swell Global 2023, the… Read More

Digital Assets: Standard Chartered to Launch Crypto Custody Services in UAE

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in order “to collaborate on digital assets, including digital asset custody.” Subject to regulatory approval, Standard Chartered plans “to launch digital asset custody services, starting in DIFC and… Read More

Dubai: DIFC Introduces Venture Building Platform to Support Growth of Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the MENA and South Asia region, officially announced the launch of its venture building programme, ‘DIFC Launchpad’. The initiative seeks to develop a strong venture building model “that promotes the growth of innovative start-ups and… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Selects Napier to Offer Client Screening Capabilities

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the MENA and South Asia region, has chosen anti-financial crime compliance specialist Napier in order to upgrade the screening services they employ with Napier Client Screening. With the next-generation solution, the DIFC Authority will “benefit… Read More

UAE-based Fintech Firm Mamo Obtains Regulatory Approval in DIFC

Mamo, a UAE-based FinTech and financial services platform for SMEs, has been granted regulatory approval “to operate from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial center  in the MENA and Asia region.” The license has been “granted by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA),… Read More

Emirates NBD to Support Metaverse Startup Accelerator

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENA region an Turkey, has launched a global accelerator program for metaverse start-ups “to enhance customer experience for the new virtual economy, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive, the largest financial technology hub… 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

DIFC Introduces Suggested Amendments to Real Property Law for Consultation

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a global financial center situated in the MENA and South Asia region, has issued a consultation paper “proposing to amend the Real Property Law, DIFC Law No. 10 of 2018.” The Proposed amendments will aim to “facilitate the administration… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Central Bank of UAE Partners with DIFC to Support Financial Tech Sector Growth

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) signed an agreement with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the international financial center in the MEASA region, in order to collaborate on the development and growth of the UAE’s Fintech sector “through joint initiatives and activities.” The agreement… Read More

UK based Legaltech Firm Clara Acquires Strategic Investment from the Dubai International Financial Centre

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai covering 110 ha, established in 2004 and a financial hub for the MENA region as well as South Asia markets, has reportedly invested an undisclosed amount in UK-headquartered Legaltech firm Clara. Clara has… Read More

Amazon Payment Services, a Payments Processing Provider for MENA Region, Introduces Fintech Lab in DIFC Innovation Hub

Amazon Payment Services, a payment processing service for the MENA region, has introduced the Amazon Fintech Lab in the DIFC Innovation Hub. The project is reportedly the latest in Amazon Payment Services’ efforts to provide support to the Fintech ecosystem in the MENA region. The… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Receives Approval to Join the World Alliance of International Financial Centers

      Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, has received approval to join the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC). WAIFC is described as a non-profit association registered in Belgium,… Read More

Over 80 New Fintech Initiatives Joined Dubai International Financial Centre in H1 2020, a 75% YoY Increase

Although Dubai’s economy is projected to contract by 6.2% this year, with the travel and hospitality industries hit really hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country saw a significant increase in bank financing for its communications, storage, and transport sectors. There was also solid… Read More

UAE’s Real Estate focused Fintech Stake to Allow Investors to Begin Investing with Only 2,000 Dirhams

A Dubai-based real estate-focused Fintech firm is planning to offer local investors an opportunity to invest in the property market with as little as 2,000 AED (appr. $544). UAE-headquartered Stake, which is supported by a Saudi national, is currently based in the Fintech Hive which… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre’s Fintech Hive and Israel’s Fintech Aviv to Work Cooperatively to Expand Financial Tech Ecosystems

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive, the largest Fintech hub in the MENA region, entered into an agreement with Israel-based Fintech-Aviv on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Founded in 2014, Fintech Aviv aims to cater to the needs or requirements of the Israeli Fintech… Read More

UK’s Paymentology, a Digital Payments Tech Solutions Provider, to Offer Services in the UAE and other Middle Eastern Countries

UK-based Paymentology, a payment tech solutions provider, is reportedly working with banks and financial institutions based in the UAE and the Middle East in order to offer digital payments services. Paymentology claims that its payment services will change and improve the way customers conduct transactions… Read More

Digitization and Growth in India and UAE’s Fintech, Healthtech Sectors will Lead to Key Changes in Financial and Medical Services, Industry Exec Says

Sameer Nawani, Chief Representative of the Dubai Chamber’s International Office in Mumbai, has noted that the digitization and ongoing growth in technology will lead to significant changes in financial and healthcare services. Nawani, whose comments came during a recent webinar about the impact of COVID-19… Read More

Send this to a friend