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Israel based Fintech Fintica Teams Up with UAE-headquartered CEO of Barker and Booth

Mohammed Al Beloushi, CEO at Barker and Booth Commercial Agency LLC, has confirmed that his company will make a strategic investment into the operations of Israel-based Fintech firm Fintica AI LLC, a deal made after the signing of the Abraham Accords – which is the… Read More

UAE’s Ministry of Finance Partners with Local Banks to Offer Digital and Contactless Payments for Settling Government Service Fees

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance will be working with the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) in order to launch electronic or digital Dirham contactless payments cards for settling governmental service charges. The eDirham has been set up as a system of digital channels that are… Read More

DAPI, a MENA Region Service for leveraging Open Banking to Enhance Payments via Fintech Apps, Writes Open Letter to UAE’s Bankers

The team at DAPI, the first financial API in the MENA region that allows financial technology apps to leverage Open Banking by facilitating digital payments and accessing real-time banking data, have written an open letter to the UAE Bank Federation Advisory Council. The letter, which… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

UAE’s Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Spotii to Support Business Growth with Microsoft AppSource by using its Network to Co-Market Services

Dubai’s Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Spotii has officially launched on Microsoft AppSource, which is an app store and online marketplace for companies using various Microsoft products. Spotii’s digital platform allows fashion, beauty, and lifestyle retail outlets to provide more flexible payment plans… Read More

MENA Region Fintech Companies Continue to Apply for Digital Bank Licenses in the UAE

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has received applications from MENA region companies that are interested in launching digital banking platforms. Richard Teng, who works at the emirate’s international financial free zone as the head of its Financial Services Regulatory Authority, revealed that his organization… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre to Continue Working with Local Organizations on Fintech Projects

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which serves as an global financial hub in the MENA and South Asia region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). Both organizations have agreed to focus on supporting innovative Fintech projects in… Read More

Small Businesses in the UAE have been Hit Really Hard due to COVID-19, According to MENA Region Fintech Industry Executive

The MENA region’s digital payments sector is projected to grow by 6.5% from 2020 to 2021. The Coronavirus crisis may have accelerated the shift towards the adoption of all-digital platforms and services, including virtual payments. The MENA region’s Fintech industry participants recently noted that the… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Contactless Transactions are Expected to Double the Number of Digital Payments to $8.26 Trillion by 2024: Report

Contactless transactions are expected to double the number of digital payments to $8.26 trillion by 2024, which is a key Fintech trend that has been accelerated due to COVID-19. Businesses are increasingly using contactless technology to improve customer experience and help them make secure payments,… Read More

Digitization and Growth in India and UAE’s Fintech, Healthtech Sectors will Lead to Key Changes in Financial and Medical Services, Industry Exec Says

Sameer Nawani, Chief Representative of the Dubai Chamber’s International Office in Mumbai, has noted that the digitization and ongoing growth in technology will lead to significant changes in financial and healthcare services. Nawani, whose comments came during a recent webinar about the impact of COVID-19… Read More

Fintech Firm [email protected] to Work with UAE’s iMass LLC on Offering Lending Solutions, Abu Dhabi Global Markets also Working on Financial Tech

[email protected] recently committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Khaled Abdulla Almass and his investment firm, iMass LLC, in order to focus on the expansion and ongoing development of [email protected] into the Middle East region. [email protected] is a Fintech firm that’s owned by Italy’s… Read More

UAE Fintech NymCard Granted In-Principle Approval to Hold, Transfer Customer Funds, while Issuing Payment Cards

Abu Dhabi based NymCard, a card issuing and processing platform, has reportedly been granted “in-principle” approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market. The Fintech firm aims to assist financial service providers including banks, and other financial technology companies… Read More

OurCrowd Sees Investment Opportunity in New UAE – Israel Diplomatic Normalization

This past week, it was announced that Israel has established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a ground-breaking shift in foreign relations for a volatile region. The deal was announced by President Trump, Israel, and the UAE that the countries have agreed to… Read More

Fintech Professional Recommends Adopting “Composable” Banking, which he Argues Is More Flexible than Modular Approach

Miljan Stamenkovic, the Regional Director at Mambu, a multinational software-as-a-service (SaaS) banking platform, notes in a blog post published on Trade Arabia that during the last few years, many Gulf or Middle East region countries have been increasingly adopting digital platforms and services. Middle Eastern… Read More

There are Now 142 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking, and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on July 30, 2020, that there are now at least 142 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide Shariah-compliant products and services. As reported in late June… Read More

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development Launches UAE KYC Blockchain Platform

Dubai Economy (Dubai Department of Economic Development or DED) and Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT region (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey), have announced the go-live of the UAE KYC Blockchain Platform. The project is described as an initiative that facilitates… Read More

Chengdu’s Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks and Dubai International Financial Center to Take Advantage of Fintech Opportunities in the UAE and China

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks, a Chengdu, China-based Fintech innovation platform, have agreed to allow financial technology firms in both China and the UAE to take advantage of new opportunities by accessing each others’ respective markets. Under the agreement, the… Read More

Apps for P2P Money Transfers and Account Aggregation are Most Popular Fintech Solutions in the Middle East: Survey

Approximately 20% or one-fifth of bank account holders in the Middle East are now using Fintech solutions, according to a recent survey performed by Deloitte. The survey, which examined nine key markets in the Middle East, reveals that consumers in the region are quite willing… Read More

Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation and Startups Team to “Digitally Visit” 23 Countries to Select High-Potential Businesses for Fintech100 Program

The Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation and startups team is reportedly planning to “digitally visit” 23 different countries throughout the world between July and November 2020, The Fintech group aims to meet and potentially work with the founders of high-potential early-stage financial technology companies. The best… Read More

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