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Payments Fintech Foodics Establishes New Location in Cairo as Part of Expansion Plan into Egyptian Markets

Foodics, the provider of restaurant management and financial tech solutions in the MENA region, has officially inaugurated its new office in New Cairo in Egypt. This strategic expansion marks “a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing growth within the Egyptian market and emphasizes its dedication… Read More

MENA Region’s Emirates NBD to Enhance Merchant Acquiring Solutions via Pine Labs Partnership

Emirates NBD, which is one of the banking groups in the MENA and Turkey region, has partnered with Pine Labs, a merchant commerce omnichannel platform, to ensure that companies across the region have access to the latest, and best, payment solutions. As part of its… Read More

Fintech Nium and Emirates NBD to Streamline Cross-Border Payments in the Middle East

Nium, the global enabler of real-time cross-border payments, announced a partnership with Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENA and Türkiye region, to empower customers with a cutting-edge global payments solution that will aim to “redefine the financial services landscape in the Middle East… Read More

Fintech Firm Airwallex Engages Middle Eastern Wealth Funds for Expansion

Global Fintech platform Airwallex is in discussions with several Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds as it seeks to raise capital for regional expansion, according to CEO Jack Zhang. The Melbourne-based startup has engaged with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Mubadala Investment Co, and Saudi Arabia’s Public… Read More

Markets Infrastructure Provider Symphony Expands Operations in the Middle East

Symphony – the markets infrastructure and technology platform – is expanding its global footprint by establishing a commercial office in the Middle East. The new office will be located in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center of the UAE’s capital, “underlining Symphony’s… Read More

Chainalysis Welcomed to Digital Asset Lab Council By Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENA (and Türkiye) region, has announced Chainalysis as a key council member of the Digital Asset Lab. Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, will “join professional services firm PwC, digital asset transfer and direct custody technology platform Fireblocks, and… Read More

UAE Card Payments Market On Track to Surpass $200B in 2028 – Research Report

The UAE card payments market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% between 2024 and 2028 to reach AED764.1 billion ($208.2 billion) in 2028, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Payment Cards Analytics reveals “that card… Read More

Fintech Legal Compass Covers Regulatory Environment in MENA Region

A legal consultancy has published a report on the regulatory environment for Fintechs in the MENA region. While digital finance is the future of all financial services, the emergence and regulation of various services have differed worldwide.  KARM Legal Consultants has crafted a “Fintech Legal… Read More

ADQ Launches $180m Jasoor Fund to Boost Fintech, Edtech Innovation in MENA Region

Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADQ announced the launch of the Jasoor Fund, a new technology-focused investment fund, with a capital base of $180 million The fund aims to drive digital transformation and economic growth across the region. This initiative marks a crucial milestone in the… Read More

Checkout.com Analysis Reveals Key Shifts in Transaction Volumes After UAE Experienced Severe Weather Conditions

In the aftermath of recent severe weather conditions the UAE witnessed, global payments solution provider Checkout.com has conducted a comprehensive analysis revealing significant shifts in transaction volumes across various sectors. The data sheds light on the profound impact of adverse weather “on consumer online shopping… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market and Hacken to Enhance Blockchain Security and Compliance

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre of the UAE’s capital, and Hacken, a global enabler of blockchain security auditing, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set new benchmarks for blockchain security and compliance. This partnership reflects a synergy “between a… Read More

Saudi Central Bank SAMA to Support Investment Immersion Initiative

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has opened registration for its fourth edition of the Investment Immersion Program (IIP) as from Wednesday, April 17, 2024 for six weeks. The program is an apprenticeship that aims “to employ and develop local investment professionals.” The program, which comprises… Read More

Digital Assets: Fasset App Now Offered in UAE After Licensing by VARA in Dubai

Digital asset exchange Fasset’s app is now officially available to users in the UAE. The app offers access to broker-dealer services for “both early investors and experienced real-world asset investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolio with digital assets.” Fasset’s platform allows secure and seamless… Read More

Republic Plans Expansion in Middle East

Recently, global investment crowdfunding provider Republic partnered with Stake – a real estate investment platform based in Dubai. This was the first time Republic had announced a collaboration with a Middle East Fintech. Stake  reports over 475,000 registered users from 165+ countries. Apparently, Republic sees… Read More

MENA Region Startups Reportedly Secured $400M+ in Funding in Q1 2024

Startups operating in the MENA region have reportedly secured over $250 million in capital during March 2024, according to an update shared by local sources. To be precise, MENA startups acquired $254 million across 54 different deals, which is up considerably by 186% MoM from… Read More

Coupa, an AI-powered Platform for Streamlining Operations, Launches Data Center in the Middle East

Coupa, the AI-driven platform that helps you operate smarter and grow faster, today announced the launch of its first data center in the Middle East, to be inaugurated in collaboration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) team in Dubai. The new data center highlights Coupa’s… Read More

BNPL: EazyPay to Offer Tabby’s Flexible Payments via POS Terminals Network

Eazy Financial Services, a Bahraini financial institute specialized in Point-of-Sale (POS) and online payment gateway acquiring services, announces is collaboration with Tabby, MENA’s e-commerce and financial services apps. This partnership marks a significant milestone as EazyPay becomes “the provider of buy now pay later (BNPL)… Read More

Insurtech bolttech Expands into Middle East via stc Group Partnership

International insurtech bolttech recently announced its expansion into the Middle East with the launch of its partnership with stc Group, the telecommunications company acting as the engine of digital transformation in the region. bolttech’s collaboration with stc Group will “provide stc’s customers with innovative, embedded… Read More

Rabeh Financial, a Saudi Arabia-based Fintech, Reports New Funding Round

Rabeh Financial, a Saudi Arabia-based company that claims to be specializing in crowdfunding services and equity exchange, has recently announced during the events of LEAP24 conference, its success in closing a seed funding round of 3 million Saudi Riyals, in collaboration “with Mjalis Investment Company… Read More

Republic Expands into Middle East in Partnership with Stake – a Real Estate Investment Platform

Online investment firm Republic has announced a new partnership that will see the Fintech expand into the Middle-East. According to a note from the firm, Republic has formed a partnership with Stake, an online investment platform for real estate in Dubai. Republic claims the deal… Read More

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