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Digital Banking: Iraqi Middle East Investment Bank IMEIB Now Live with CapitalDigital

Capital Banking Solutions is pleased to confirm the successful go-live of IMEIB on its digital banking platform, CapitalDigital. This implementation for IMEIB will provide their customers with a unique virtual banking and mobile banking experience. As mentioned in the update, the bank will enable its… Read More

Fintech Adoption to Continue in 2022 with Financial Inclusion, Green Investments, Online Trading, Remittance Payments As Key Focus Areas

Financial services have become a lot more accessible, seamless, and user-friendly in the past decade due largely to the rise of innovative Fintech platforms throughout the world. Traditional banking service providers have launched their own digital transformation strategies in order to remain competitive in a… Read More

Cryptocurrency Adoption: Bitrefill Says You can Now Live on Crypto In Saudi Arabia

Bitrefill, a Fintech company that’s supporting digital currency adoption by helping consumers “live on crypto” with gift cards, phone refills, and Lightning Network access, claims that you can now live on crypto in Saudi Arabia. Bitrefill has reportedly added 73 new and popular gift cards… Read More

Arab National Bank to Implement Open Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Assistance from Red Hat

Saudi Arabia-headquartered Arab National Bank has reportedly signed on US-based open-source software provider Red Hat, Inc., for the latter’s open hybrid Cloud technologies. As mentioned in the announcement, the Arab National Bank is planning to enhance its capabilities in virtual banking, open finance and customer… Read More

Arab Monetary Fund Enters MoU with Mastercard to Facilitate Growth of Payments

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Per the terms of this MoU, Mastercard and Buna (the cross-border and multi-currency payment system owned by the AMF), will “seek strategic interoperability between their respective… Read More

Arab Financial Services to Acquire $98M in Capital to Support its Strategic Expansion Efforts

Virtual payments solution provider Arab Financial Services says that it intends to acquire $98 million in capital in order to support its revenue growth and strategic expansion efforts. Shareholders of the company have reportedly approved plans to increase the firm’s authorized share capital to $150… Read More

UAE’s Smart Money Management App, Edfundo, Makes Several Key Appointments

Edfundo, the transformative smart money management app for kids and teens living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed industry specialists to its advisory board. Joining the board are Saudi-headquartered Fintech & Business Development specialist Saleh AlHammad, UK‘s Finance & Emerging Payments professional David… Read More

Tarabut Gateway, Zain Bahrain Unite to Offer Open Banking Payments in Telco App

MENA open banking platform Tarabut Gateway this week announced a partnership with Zain Bahrain to provide the region’s first use case of open banking payments within a telco app. The companies said this is the first time a regional telecom provider has used open banking… Read More

Fintech Platform fonYou Acquires €7M from Banco Santander Smart Fund

Fintech platform fonYou has announced that it has acquired €7 million in capital from Banco Santander’s Smart Fund, as part of a financing transaction that will aim to support fonYou’s future tech development and market expansion as it introduces its Fintech solutions across different regions… Read More

HBAR Foundation Partners with UAE Based Blockchain Consultancy DECA4, Goal is to Boost Hedera Utilization

The HBAR Foundation, the entity that aims to boost the development of the Hedera ecosystem, has announced a partnership with DECA4, a blockchain consultancy based in the UAE. The partnership is expected to help build and support decentralized projects in the Middle East on the… Read More

i2c Inc. Teams Up with BEYON Money, the Mobile Super App Launched by Bahrain’s Batelco Financial Services

i2c Inc., a provider of digital payment and banking tech, has announced its partnership with BEYON Money, the mobile super app introduced by Batelco Financial Services, which is the Fintech unit of Bahrain’s digital solutions and telecommunications provider. Backed by a recently-secured Open Banking license… Read More

Cashfree Payments Bets $15M on Middle Eastern PSP Telr

Payments and API banking solutions company Cashfree Payments this week announced an equity investment of $15 million in Telr, a Saudi  Arabia and United Arab Emirates-based payment service provider. With this investment, Cashfree becomes one of the largest shareholders in the company. Cashfree said this… Read More

Digital Banking: National Bank of Kuwait Introduces Weyay, a Fintech App for Younger Consumers

The National Bank of Kuwait has introduced Weyay, which is reportedly the Middle Eastern country’s first completely digital bank (will focus on serving younger clients). At present, the Fintech and virtual banking app is in beta testing and has been introduced at the pre-registration stage…. Read More

$50M MENA Region Fintech Fund I Launched by Early-Stage VC Firm VenturesSouq

GCC-headquartered early-stage VC company VentureSouq has introduced a $50 million MENA region Fintech Fund I. As mentioned in the announcement, the MENA Fintech Fund I is the first sector-wide Fintech-focused fund to be introduced across the Middle East area and Pakistan. The new Fund is… Read More

UK based Payments Fintech Nomod, which Focuses on MENA Region, Secures $3.4M via Seed Round

UK-headquartered Nomod, a payments Fintech with a sharp focus on the MENA region, confirmed earlier this week that it has secured $3.4 million via a seed round. Nomod’s latest investment round takes the Fintech firm’s valuation to $50 million. The company has received investments from… Read More

Central Bank of UAE and Bank Indonesia Sign MoU, Focusing on Digital Innovation in Payments

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Bank Indonesia (the Central Bank of the Republic of Indonesia) have reportedly entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to expand mutual co-operation. The bilateral MoU will be including three key areas, focusing on digital innovation… Read More

UAE’s Personal Finance and Investment Platform Sarwa Announces the Launch of Sarwa Trade

Sarwa has confirmed the launch of Sarwa Trade, which is a zero-commission, zero-transfer-fee trading platform. Sarwa customers are able to trade stocks and exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) via an intuitive mobile app — with no commissions, no international transfer fees “from local AED accounts, and no minimum… Read More

Flat6Labs Funds Six Startups Including Fintechs

Flat6Labs has funded 6 startups with seed capital following the participation in a 4-month acceleration program. Each startup completed the 7th Cycle in Bahrain. Flat6Labs is a MENA-based seed and early-stage venture capital firm. Annually, Flat6Labs invests in more than 100 innovative and technology-driven startups…. Read More

Bahrain’s Digital Asset Trading Platform CoinMENA Secures $9.5M via Seed Round

Bahrain-based digital asset trading platform CoinMENA has acquired $9.5 million via a seed round. @CoinMENA Raises $9.5M Seed Fund #CoinMENA #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency #Crypto #DeFi https://t.co/vVH1vVj6ED pic.twitter.com/V05Ii2CabS — Blockchain Recruiter – Jordan & Blockchain Bully (@JobsBlockhain) November 12, 2021 As mentioned in the announcement, this is… Read More

India’s SaaS Fintech ClearTax Acquires $75M via Series C to Fuel MENA Region Business Expansion

India-headquartered software-as-a-service (SaaS) Fintech ClearTax has acquired $75 million in funding via a Series C round. ClearTax’s investment round has been finalized in order to support the firm’s business expansion into the MENA region. The company said it would also enable ClearTax to further diversify… Read More

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