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Dubai based Wirecard Executive Arrested, More May Follow

Multiple reports indicate that Wirecard’s (WDI:DE) top person in Dubai has been arrested. According to Reuters, the Munich prosecutor “questioned the chief executive of Cardsystems Middle East FZ-LLC earlier in the day and arrested him on the basis of a warrant.” The unnamed executive reportedly… 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

Arif Amiri, CEO at Dubai International Financial Center, Confirms there are Over 160 Fintechs it’s Support to “Drive Sustainable Growth”

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Dubai is consistently ranked among the world’s leading Fintech hubs. Fintechs in Dubai have been supported by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) government which has introduced many progressive policies and regulations. In statements shared with the Khaleej Times, Arif Amiri, CEO at the Dubai International… Read More

India Remains a “Crucial” Market for the Dubai International Financial Center, Salman Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer at DIFC Says

Fintech firms based in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to continue working cooperatively in order to address key socio-economic changes and challenges resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak. India and UAE’s financial hub Dubai aim to stay on top of major changes… Read More

Dubai’s Tpay Mobile Acquires Payguru, a Turkish Payments Company that Supports Mobile Transactions

Dubai-based Tpay Mobile, a mobile payment provider, has reportedly acquired Payguru, a Turkish payments company. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been disclosed. Payguru supports mobile payments, ATM cash payments, and standard bank transfer services. The company has integrated its platform with three… Read More

Fintech Investments: Dubai International Financial Center to Provide Funding to FlexxPay, Go Rise, Sarwa, NOW Money

  The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an organization that connects the MENA and Southeast Asia region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia, and the Americas, has made strategic investments in four Fintech companies. According to a press release, the DIFC has invested in… Read More

UAE’s Fintech Rise Partners Pakistan’s HomeShopping.pk to Offer New Buy Now Pay Later Services to Overseas Pakistanis

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Rise, a Fintech firm that offers various financial services to low-income migrants in the Middle East region and recently acquired $1.4 million in capital for ongoing development, has partnered with Pakistani e-commerce firm HomeShopping.pk. Through the partnership, the companies will launch… Read More

The Fintech Sector Will Become Even Stronger After COVID-19, According to New Report from Dubai

The Fintech sector will get stronger due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as more consumers begin using digital payments platforms and also as more people start working remotely, according to a new report from the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). The report noted: “This sector will successfully… Read More

deVere Group Set to Launch Digital Finance Operation in Dubai

Independent financial advisory organization deVere Group announced on Wednesday it is set to develop a major digital finance operation from Dubai. CEO and Founder of the deVere Group, Nigel Green, confirmed the news by stating that in order for him and his team to meet… Read More

UAE based Fintech Spotii Introduces Buy Now Pay Later Platform via Partnership with Local Online Merchants

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Fintech firm Spotii has introduced its shop now (or buy now) pay later platform. The credit is provided at “no interest, no cost.” Spotii has teamed up with various online merchants, allowing them to provide four “cost-free” installments to customers when… Read More

New MENA Region Fintech Report Released by Dubai-based Global Ventures, a Leading VC Firm

Global Ventures, a Dubai-based venture capital firm that recently finalized a $50 million investment round, has released a new report that discusses the state of Fintech in the Middle East region. Global Ventures’ extensive 59-page report covers the ongoing growth and development of the Fintech… Read More

Dubai-based VC Firm, Global Ventures, Secures $50 Million in Capital, Company’s Managing Partner, Basil Moftah, Confirms

Dubai-based Global Ventures, a venture capital firm established by Noor Sweid who was previously involved with the Dubai Future Foundation and Leap Ventures, has secured $50 million in capital. This, according to Basil Moftah, the firm’s managing partner, who shared the details of the investment… Read More

Dubai-based Fintech Mamo Pay Secures $1.5 Million in Funding to Launch Peer to Peer Payments App

Dubai-based Mamo Pay, a Fintech firm established by former Google employees, has secured  $1.5 million in capital, in order to streamline peer to peer (P2P) payments in the United Arab Emirates and wider Middle East region. As reported by Mena Bytes, Mamo Pay’s seed investment… Read More

Padmini Gupta’s Dubai-based Fintech Firm Rise, which Helps Low Income Migrant Workers, Secures New Investments

Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Rise has secured funding via an investment round led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP). The round was carried out through a partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Fund, 500 Startups, Khwarizmi Ventures and Phoenician Funds. The amount invested has… Read More

State-Owned Dubai International Financial Centre Adds Over 2,000 Jobs, Records $139 Million in Net Profits

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The financial sector in Dubai will be expanding at a gradual pace and only if there is enough demand for new platforms and services, according to the local financial district’s governor. The state-owned Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) began expanding its operations in 2019. It’s… Read More

Dubai International Financial Center Signs MoU for Tech Development with Singapore’s Tribal Accelerator for Blockchain and DLT Initiatives

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) has committed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore’s Tribe Accelerator, a government-backed blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) project accelerator. According to the terms of the MoU, the DIFC and Tribe Accelerator aim to work cooperatively on… Read More

Monaco-based Fintech Privatam Is Expanding its Operations by Offering Services in Dubai

Monaco-based Fintech Privatam is expanding its operations by offering its services in Dubai. The company notes that the Middle Eastern city is a major regional financial and commercial hub and a key contributor to global capital markets.  Privatam’s founders (who are fellow investment bankers) include… Read More

Dubai Multi Commodities Center to Develop New Blockchain and Smart Contract-based Sugar Trading Platform

Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), an organization formed in 2002 by Dubai’s government to offer physical, market and financial infrastructure needed to establish a hub for global commodities trade, has committed to strategic membership agreement with Al Khaleej Sugar and Universa Blockchain.  According to the… Read More

Dubai-based Fintech Sarwa Secures $8.4 Million via Series A Round Led by Kuwait Projects Company

Dubai-headquartered Sarwa confirmed on January 27 that it had finalized an $8.4 million Series A investment round, which was led by Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO). The firm’s hybrid automated investment platform aims to simplify the process of investing while making it more affordable. Sarwa’s platform… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Fintech Hive Launches Investment Accelerator Program in Middle East, Africa, South Asia

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive has announced the introduction of their investment-focused accelerator program for startups and other small companies in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) regions. The Fintech Hive Scale Up program will provide partnership and investment opportunities for… Read More

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