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$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

OurCrowd is First Israeli VC Approved by Abu Dhabi Global Market

Online investment platform OurCrowd has become the first venture capital firm to be approved by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a find manager in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). OurCrowd said in a statement that it hs incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary, OurCrowd… 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

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

Tiger Global Leads $12M Round in MENA Region’s Open Banking Fintech Tarabut Gateway

Dubai-based Open Banking firm Tarabut Gateway recently secured $12 million in capital via a pre-Series A round. Tarabut Gateway’s investment round has reportedly been led by Tiger Global. Other investors made contributions as well, including new backers Dubai International Fintech Fund, which is an investment… Read More

UAE based Fintech Galaxy Secures $2M in Seed Funding to Support its Open Finance Platform

Fintech Galaxy, the UAE-headquartered open innovation platform, has acquired $2 million in seed funding in order to further enhance the development and rollout of its Open Finance platform, as it looks to further expand its reach and support financial inclusion across the MENA region. Fintech… Read More

Al Ansari Exchange Leverages RippleNet Cloud to Streamline Cross-Border Remittance Payments to Malaysia with MoneyMatch

The team at Fintech firm Ripple is pleased to confirm that UAE-headquartered foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer firm, Al Ansari Exchange has joined RippleNet. Via RippleNet Cloud, which is Ripple’s international Cloud-powered financial network tech, Al Ansari Exchange will be connecting with major money… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Central Bank of UAE Partners with DIFC to Support Financial Tech Sector Growth

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) signed an agreement with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the international financial center in the MEASA region, in order to collaborate on the development and growth of the UAE’s Fintech sector “through joint initiatives and activities.” The agreement… Read More

Virtual Asset Trading Platform Matrix to Access BitGo Custodial Services

Matrix, a virtual assets trading platform serving global investors, has partnered with BitGo, a provider of digital asset financial services. The union will see BitGo provide Matrix with several different options for custodial services, including hot- and cold-storage capabilities for traders utilizing the Matrix platform. 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

Matrix Launches Virtual Asset MTF Under Abu Dhabi Regulation

Virtual asset trading platform Matrix, this week launched as the first regulated virtual asset multilateral trading facility (MTF) and custodian under the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) virtual asset policy framework. It is licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which… 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

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

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