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Saudi Arabia’s Fintech Firm Paytabs Acquires Digital Pay

PayTabs — MENA and South Asia’s payments Fintech — in a new move announced that it plans “to acquire a 100% stake in Digital Pay, Saudi Arabia.” Under the terms of the acquisition, Digital Pay will “serve as PayTabs’ flagship point of sale (POS) terminal… 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

Fintech YAP Acquires $41M, Expands into MENA Region, South Asian Markets

YAP, which claims to be the leading Fintech “revolutionizing” the digital banking experience in the MENA region and South Asia, has raised $41 million “to fund its operations and growth.” The latest investment round includes contributions from Saudi Arabia’s Aljazira Capital alongside investments from Abu… Read More

Fintech YAP Obtains In-Principle Approval from State Bank of Pakistan for E-Money Institute License

YAP, a Fintech streamlining the virtual banking experience in the MENA and South Asia region, has announced that it has been granted an In-Principle Approval (IPA) from the State Bank of Pakistan for an Electronic Money Institute (EMI) License. The approval provides “a tremendous opportunity… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

Digital Pakistan Initiative Is Making Progress, as Nation’s Digital Banking Infrastructure Is Upgraded, but Many More Improvements Needed

Pakistan needs to work on its economic development strategy. The country has a population of over 210 million, but its GDP hasn’t grown nearly as fast. The country’s GDP is around $300 billion and the average income is about $1,500 per year which is significantly… Read More

Indian Financial Services Firm LivQuik Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

India-based LivQuik, a company that aims to enable the efficient movement of funds, has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast-Track Program. Visa’s fast-track program offers a new commercial framework that allows clients to easily access the payment giant’s services in order to settle transactions more efficiently. LivQuik,… Read More

Philippines based Digital Financial Services Firm Ayannah Merges with Indian Payments Company Equity Capital Advisors

Philippines based Ayannah, an online financial services provider, and India’s payments firm Equity Capital Advisors (ECAPS) have merged their operations in order to provide cost-effective and more accessible financial services to South Asia and Southeast Asia’s growing middle-class population. The merged entity will aim to… Read More

MatchMove Teams Up With tmu to Enable Contactless Prepaid Mastercard in South Asia

On Thursday, Asian fintech MatchMove announced it has enabled the first contactless prepaid Mastercard in South Asia. According to MatchMove, the new card is being issued by India’s Federal Bank, is distributed under the brand name tmw by The MobileWallet Pvt. Ltd, India’s first complete payment solution,… Read More

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