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Fintech Firm Alipay+ Announces Initiative to Streamline Shopping Experience for International Visitors to Dubai

Dubai Duty Free, which claims to be one of the largest travel retail operators, announced its partnership with Alipay+ in order “to power a seamless travel and checkout experience for international visitors.” Consumers from South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Italy as well as… Read More

UAE’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority Makes Revisions to Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Rules and Guidance

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has announced revisions to its Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Rules and Guidance (the AML Rulebook). The FSRA has made revisions that “clarify the requirements that previously appeared in the AML Rulebook, reflecting the federal regulatory framework the UAE has… Read More

Changer.ae Receives License for Crypto Custody Services in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based Changer.ae has been granted a license by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a cryptocurrency custodian service. As the first regionally built, independent virtual asset custody provider in the UAE, Changer addresses the increasing… Read More

Fintech: UAE Recognizes Pakistani Fintech ABHI as Emerging Company

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy and the Government Development has nominated ABHI, a Pakistani fintech operator, as one of the emerging companies contributing significantly to the nation’s economic sector. This recognition came as ABHI recently inked a deal with Visa Inc. and… Read More

UAE’s Legaltech Clara Acquires BOTH Corporate Services Limited as Part of Business Growth Strategy

UAE-based legaltech Clara announced its acquisition of BOTH Corporate Services Limited (BCS), a provider of corporate services in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). This deal is a key milestone for Clara as it initiates “an acquisition strategy to expand its customer base and extend its… Read More

Accenture to Enable Commercial Bank of Dubai’s Tech Transformation in Middle East

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a strategic agreement with the Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) in order to drive its technology transformation program and “further enhance its banking services to personal and business customers.” Accenture will set up “a development center of excellence (COE) to… Read More

Stablecoins: Paxos Secures In-Principle Approvals of Financial Services Regulatory Authority in Abu Dhabi Global Market

Paxos, the regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, secured the in-principle approvals (IPAs) of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) for “the necessary Financial Services Permissions to issue US dollar and other currency-backed stablecoins, as well as to… Read More

Wahed Invest, a Shariah-Compliant Fintech Platform, Launches Operations in the UAE

Wahed Invest Limited, the UAE robo-advisory subsidiary of Wahed Inc., a global Shariah-compliant fintech that aims to advance financial inclusion through accessible, affordable and value-based investing, has launched after “having been granted a Financial Services Permission (FSP) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains VASP License from Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA)

Crypto.com announced that its Dubai entity, CRO DAX Middle East FZE, has been granted a Virtual Assets Service Provider (VASP) License “for specified virtual asset service activities by Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).” Crypto.com’s VASP License is “subject to the Company fully satisfying select… Read More

Copper Acquires Digital Asset Brokerage Firm Securrency Capital Ltd

Copper, an institutional digital asset infrastructure provider, has acquired Securrency Capital Limited, a full-service, regulated blockchain-enabled brokerage firm offering digital securities trading based in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). Securrency Capital’s platform, “powered by Securrency’s digital asset infrastructure and compliance aware solutions, provides investors… Read More

SC Ventures, SBI Holdings to Support Digital Asset Initiative in UAE

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is partnering with SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial conglomerate, to establish a Digital Asset Joint Venture investment company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The parties say that they intend “to capitalize the vehicle with… Read More

UAE’s Digital Bank Liv Introduces Instant Personal Loans without Fees via Fintech App

Liv, UAE’s digital bank launched by Emirates NBD, a banking group in the MENAT region, has launched a new digital offering. Till the end of 2023, eligible Liv customers can benefit from instant personal loans without any fees via the Liv app. The digital bank… Read More

London’s Wealthtech Velexa, UnaFinancial to Introduce Digital Investing Platform in the UAE

UnaFinancial, a Singapore-headquartered Fintech group (previously known as Robocash), has teamed up with Velexa, a UK-based wealthtech firm, in order to introduce a digital investing platform in the UAE. UnaFinancial and Velexa revealed that the collaboration aims to leverage Velexa’s expertise in investment tech and… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Announces Consultation on Digital Assets Law

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial center in the MENA and Southeast Asia region, has proposed to enact a Digital Assets Law, a Law of Security and related amendments to select existing legislation “to cater to the requirements of the DIFC’s proposed digital… Read More

MENA Region Crypto Report: UAE Leads the Way in Supporting Regulatory Clarity for Digital Assets

The MENA region reportedly has the sixth largest crypto economy of any region studied this year, “with an estimated $389.8 billion in on-chain value received between July 2022 and June 2023,” according to an update from Chainalysis. Chainalysis also mentioned that this “represents nearly 7.2%… Read More

Visa, Partners to Offer Account-to-Account Payments in UAE

Visa Inc announced that it will introduce Account-to-Account (A2A) payments in the UAE through a partnership agreement with fintech firms ABHI and YellowPepper. In a statement, Visa said the collaboration aims to revolutionize the financial landscape by driving innovation, promoting financial inclusion, and accelerating the… Read More

Global Fintech 360tf and Ebury to Streamline Financial Services for UAE Clients

Ebury, a global financial solutions provider, is pleased to announce its partnership with 360tf, one of the pioneers of trade finance facilities in the UAE region. This collaboration will aim to improve how 360tf’s clients “access international trade solutions, providing seamless and direct access to… Read More

Crypto Education: Philcoin, the Blockchain Platform Focused on Philanthropy, Partners with Repton Family of Schools in the UAE

Philcoin, the blockchain platform dedicated to philanthropy, announces its collaboration with the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE. This partnership, part of Excella‘s esteemed network of high-performing K-12 institutions, promises to “turn student achievements into tools for fostering philanthropy through cryptocurrency tokens.” As the… Read More

Fintech Alif Expands into UAE with Payments Solution, Shafique Ibrahim Appointed as CEO

Central Asian fintech Alif makes its mark in the UAE with Alif Pay, providing financial services and global remittance for UAE residents. Digital transformation professional Shafique Ibrahim takes on the role as Alif Pay’s CEO, spearheading the launch and “reinforcing the platform’s innovative approach to financial… Read More

UAE Government, Mastercard to Accelerate Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

Mastercard (NYSE:RSKD) has established a Global Centre for Advanced AI and Cyber Technology in Dubai. The UAE’s Artificial intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office and Mastercard signed a Memorandum of Understanding “to increase Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and readiness in the region.” An… Read More

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