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Mastercard and Egyptian Banks Company to Support Digital Payments and Enable Inclusive Economic Development

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) collaborates with the Egyptian Banks Company (EBC), the advanced payments network and domestic operator in Egypt. The collaboration marks a significant step “towards fostering sustainable economic growth activities, further enhancing the digital payments landscape and driving inclusive economic development in Egypt.” Earlier,… Read More

Payments Fintech Foodics in Egypt and Suplyd to Automate Procurement, Supply Chain for Restaurants

Foodics, the restaurant management and payment solutions in MENA, announced its collaboration with Suplyd in Egypt, the digital supply chain management and procurement platform. This partnership offers a comprehensive supply chain management solution to restaurants in Egypt, making it easier “for restaurant owners to manage… Read More

Egyptian Fintech MNT-Halan Closes $130M Securitization

MNT-Halan has reportedly closed a $130 million securitization. As Egypt’s “first” unicorn and “fastest-growing” fintech, they’ve now “raised over US$ 400m in 2023, and target US$ 550 by the year’s end.” MNT-Halan has closed five tranches of securitized bond issuances “through its microfinance and consumer… Read More

MENA Region: Payments and Restaurant Management Platform Foodics Marks 3 Years of Operations in Egypt

On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary in the Egyptian market, Foodics in Egypt, the restaurant management solutions provider that’s based in the Middle East, conducted a comprehensive review of its future business strategy, business volume, and the services extended to its partners in the… Read More

Flash, Egypt’s Cashless Payments Fintech, Secures Funding from Addition, Flourish Ventures, Others

Flash, Egypt’s cashless payments app, completed a $6 million seed round led by Addition along with participation from Flourish Ventures and other angel investors. This funding from the investment round will be used “to accelerate the startup’s product development and customer & business acquisition in… Read More

Mastercard and Nirvana Travel and Tourism to Provide Payment Solution to Clients in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Nirvana Travel and Tourism – which claims to be one of the UAE’s leading travel and tourism management companies – have joined forces in a collaboration aimed at providing a payment solution “to customers who book travel services in the UAE,… Read More

Egyptian Fintech Agel Secures Investment for Shariah-Compliant Financial Technology Platform

Agel, which claims to be Egypt’s first and only Islamic FinTech, has announced today that the company has successfully “closed the pre-seed round for undisclosed seven-digit figures.” The investment round was “led by MENA-focused venture capital firms, Plus Venture Capital (+VC), Seedstars International Ventures, Flat6labs,… Read More

Fintech Firm Axis Launches Digital Payments Platform for Small Businesses

axis, a digital payments platform for small businesses, has launched its services, in partnership with Visa (NYSE: V). axis has obtained the license from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) “for its open-loop mobile wallet, offering a digital banking alternative for small businesses and their… Read More

Taly to Use BPC to Provide Digital Payments in Egypt

Taly has enlisted BPC’s SmartVista Platform to provide digital payment services to banks, Fintechs, and other clients in Egypt. Taly is a new Payment Service Provider based in Cairo. The provider is said to be the “first of its kind” in the region, offering digital… Read More

Egypt’s Macro Environment will Create $500 Million in New Investment Opportunities in Two Key Sectors

Currency devaluations and inflation erode investment returns, reducing a company’s valuation and the value of its total addressable market (TAM). However, several sectors have demonstrated resilience in such conditions and can actually generate substantial shareholder value in difficult economic times. A major example is Egypt… Read More

Etisalat by e& Egypt, Mastercard to Enhance Digital Experience, Commerce for Consumers in Egypt

Last week e& group and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced a region wide strategic partnership. Building on this strategic partnership, Etisalat by e& Egypt, a tech-telco operator, has partnered with Mastercard “to redefine digital experience and commerce for its e-wallet, Etisalat Cash, for customers across Egypt.”… Read More

MENA Region Fintech Paymob, Shahid to Expand VOD Digital Payments in Egypt

Paymob, the financial services enabler in the MENA region and Pakistan (MENAP) and Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform by MBC GROUP, announced their signing of a new partnership agreement. The partnership “enables Shahid customers in Egypt to pay for their subscriptions via electronic wallets processed… Read More

Egypt’s Fintech Ecosystem MNT-Halan Attracts $400M in Largest Funding in Egypt and Middle East in Past Year

MNT-Halan, Egypt’s “fastest growing” fintech ecosystem, announced that Chimera Abu Dhabi has invested more than $200 million in equity in exchange for over 20% of the company. In addition, the company claims it is “in advanced stages with leading international investors to raise $60 million… Read More

Egypt’s Digital Restaurant Supply Chain Startup, Suplyd, Raises $1.6M

Egypt’s digital restaurant supply chain startup Suplyd recently closes $1.6M funding round Suplyd, a startup that digitizes supply chain operations for the MENA region’s hotels, restaurants, and catering (HORECA) industries, announced their $1.6M pre-seed round funded “by Endure Capital, Seedstars, Camel Ventures, Falak Startups alongside… Read More

Fintech Galaxy Acquires Egypt’s Underlie as it Expands Open Finance Footprint

UAE-based Fintech Galaxy, the “first” Central Bank-regulated Open Finance platform in the Middle East, announced the acquisition of Underlie, an Egypt-based Open Banking platform offering APIs to banks and businesses. The deal will help “to set FTG’s Open Finance and Open Banking wheels in full… Read More

Fintech Blnk Secures $32M to Support Instant Consumer Credit in Egypt

Blnk, a fintech startup that enables instant consumer credit in Egypt, has “raised $23.7 million in equity and debt funding, and $8.3 million in securitized bond issuance to accelerate financial inclusion within underserved communities across the country.” The funds will support “further development of Blnk’s… Read More

Fintech Firm Money Fellows Raises $31M via Series B

Money Fellows, which claims to be one of the leading Egyptian fintech platforms, announces the first close of its Series B round “with a $31 million investment led by CommerzVentures, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), and Arzan Venture Capital.” Invenfin, National Investment Company (NIC) as… Read More

MENA Region’s Kenzz, a Digital Commerce Solution Provider, Raises $3.5M

Kenzz, the “mass” e-commerce solution bringing reliable online shopping to the mass market in Egypt and MENA, recently announced that it has completed a $3.5 million seed fund raise. The investment round was “led by Outliers Venture Capital – a venture capital fund backing early-stage… Read More

Middle East’s Tabby, a Payments and Shopping App, Teams Up with Paymob

Tabby, the Middle East’s payments and shopping app, and Paymob, the omni-channel payments facilitator in MENAP, announced their partnership “to fuel growth for retailers in Egypt by enabling businesses across Paymob’s network to benefit from Tabby’s split in four, interest and fee-free payment solution via… Read More

Central Bank of Egypt Selects Acumen.plus, the Treasury Platform for Compliance, Automation

Profile Software, which claims to be a leading financial solutions provider, has announced that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has selected Acumen.plus, the internationally implemented Treasury Management System, “to effectively manage and streamline their operations whilst experiencing compliance and powerful reporting for reserve and… Read More

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