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Blockchain VC CV VC Begins Dubai Operations

Blockchain venture capitalist CV VC has started its Dubai operations in partnership with DMCC Crypto Centre. CV VC has currently successfully invested in 32 early-stage blockchain startups from around the world, 22 of which came via its CV Labs incubation program. Selected start-ups from the… Read More

Global Processing Services Establishes MENA Region Office, Hires Payments Professional, Arnav Rath

Global Processing Services (GPS), the Paytech Pioneer behind major Fintech challengers, reveals that it has established its MENA region office and hired payments professional, Arnav Rath, as Head of Region. Based in Dubai, the team will focus on leveraging its international reach and payments expertise… Read More

UAE based Medical Fintech Klaim Secures $1.6M via Pre-Series A Round

UAE-headquartered healthcare financing platform Klaim has acquired $1.6 million via a pre-Series A round. Klaim’s investment round has been led by Mad’a Investments, a private equity company based in Saudi Arabia. Other investors also made contributions to the round, including Arzan Venture Capital and Wealth… Read More

Checkout.com and JCB to Extend Partnership, as First Payment Services to Bring J/Secure 2.0 to the UK

JCB International Co., Ltd., the global operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Checkout.com, the international payments processing platform, revealed that they’ve extended their partnership with the introduction of J/Secure 2.0 which is “compliant with EMV 3-D Secure (EMV 3DS) to Checkout.com’s merchants in the… Read More

Digital Banking for Young Clients to be Offered by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank or ADIB

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), an Islamic financial institution, reveals that it has introduced “Amwali,” which is an Islamic digital proposition meant for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. Amwali is described as a unique proposition that aims to bring together a suite… Read More

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange or ADX Enters Agreement with Nasdaq to Establish Derivatives Market

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) reveals that it has taken an important step towards establishing a derivatives market in 2021 by entering an agreement with Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) in order to provide marketplace tech services, such as matching, real-time clearing and settlement technology. Abu… Read More

James Wo: CEO at Digital Financial Group Discusses Future Impact of CeFi, DeFi, NFTs, Polkadot

We recently connected with James Wo, the Founder and CEO at Digital Financial Group, an investment company empowering Web 3.0 applications and blockchain or DLT -enabled platforms. Wo discussed the different products and services that his company supports. He also discussed the long-term impact that… Read More

New Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge Introduced by ADGM for Supporting High-Potential Startups

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has introduced the 5th edition of its flagship project,  Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge. The challenge is reportedly a part of the upcoming Fintech Abu Dhabi festival – which is scheduled to take place in November 2021. The ADGM… Read More

MENA Region Startup Ajar to Offer Property Management and Rental Collection Services in Bahrain

Ajar, a MENA region rental collection platform, reveals that it has expanded its business operations to the Kingdom of Bahrain. With an established presence in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the firm will be providing its property management and rent collection services in… Read More

UAE based Card Acceptance Provider Mashreq and Visa Offering Rapid Seller Onboarding Program

In what appears to be a first for the Central and Eastern European as well as the MENA region, Visa (NYSE: V) and Mashreq, a card acceptance service provider in the UAE, have teamed up to offer a “Rapid Seller Onboarding” program in the Middle… Read More

Dubai’s Personal Finance and Investment Platform Sarwa Secures $15M via Series B from Mubadala, 500 Startups, Others

Dubai-headquartered personal finance and investment platform Sarwa has acquired $15 million in capital through a Series B round. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment company Mubadala Investment Company has led Sarwa’s latest investment round. Other investors that made contributions include 500 Startups, KIPCO, Shorooq Partners, MEVP, DIFC,… Read More

UAE based BNPL Fintech tabby Acquires $50M via Series B led by Global Founders Capital, STV

UAE-headquartered Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech tabby has acquired $50 million in capital as part of its recent funding round. tabby’s Series B investment round has been led by Global Founders Capital and STV. Delivery Hero, CCVA and several other backers of tabby took… Read More

WhatsApp enabled Transactions to be Supported in UAE with Assistance from First Abu Dhabi Bank and PLATX

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)-owned online wallet Payit has entered a partnership with digital support services provider PLATX Omni Channel Conversational Commerce in order to offer a new solution for UAE-headquartered merchants. The two firms said they’ll enable UAE’s merchants to obtain customer payments through… Read More

Fintech QPS Global to Expand UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait Business Operations

Mumbai-based Fintech company QPS Global recently revealed that it will be expanding its business operations in the Middle East. The company confirmed that it will be allocating $10 million in capital into the region within the next 12 months. The B2B card issuance and processing… Read More

Neobanks are Making Inroads in the United Arab Emirates with Fintech Adoption Rising in MENA: Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked first among the Arab nations in FinxAr. As covered, the Arab Monetary Fund introduced the Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab countries (called the FinxAr). The index aims to provide insights on the ongoing developments in the… Read More

Blockchain Company Casper Labs Expands UAE Presence

Blockchain services company Casper Labs, developer of the Casper Network, is working with His Highness Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum Al Maktoum’s SJM Group of Companies to deploy the Casper Network in the United Arab Emirates. CasperLabs and Lead Ventures will work with government agencies and… Read More

Mubadala Capital backed BNPL Fintech tabby Acquires Debt Financing to Expand MENA Region Operations

A Mubadala-backed Fintech firm in Dubai has acquired a substantial amount of debt financing. This new round of funding for tabby reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL companies are attracting a lot of business as the Fintech sector evolves rapidly with a rise… Read More

Visa Confirms Appointment of Dr. Saeeda Jaffar As Group Country Manager, SVP for GCC Region

Visa (NYSE: V) has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Saeeda Jaffar as Group Country Manager, and SVP for its operations across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Dr. Jaffar will reportedly be joining the digital payments leader to manage and oversee its presence in six… Read More

Amazon Payment Services, a Payments Processing Provider for MENA Region, Introduces Fintech Lab in DIFC Innovation Hub

Amazon Payment Services, a payment processing service for the MENA region, has introduced the Amazon Fintech Lab in the DIFC Innovation Hub. The project is reportedly the latest in Amazon Payment Services’ efforts to provide support to the Fintech ecosystem in the MENA region. The… Read More

Fintech, AI, Data Science Startups Investor Planet N Receives Investment from Pakistan Kuwait Investment Co.

Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company (Private) Ltd (PKIC) recently made a PKR 500 million (appr. $3 million) equity investment into Planet N (Private) Ltd in order to support the fast-evolving startup sector in Pakistan. The new investment is reportedly part of Planet N’s $10 million funding… Read More

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