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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

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

Mastercard, Qashio to Support Cashless Transactions in UAE’s Corporate Sector

Mastercard (NYSE:RSKD), a global technology company, is partnering with UAE-founded spend management fintech company Qashio in order “to launch corporate credit cards, while enabling them with virtual issuance capabilities across the region.” The strategic partnership aims “to make the future of expense management cashless, transparent… Read More

Digital Assets Trading Platform M2 Obtains Financial Services Permission from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The new virtual asset platform M2 has been officially granted a Financial Services Permission (FSP) license in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and is now “approved to operate a multilateral trading facility and offer custody services to… Read More

Digital Assets: Binance Obtains an Operational Minimum Viable Product License in Dubai

Binance, which is being sued by US regulators for a wide range of issues, is pleased to announce that their Dubai subsidiary, Binance FZE, has reportedly become the first exchange “to receive the Operational Minimum Viable Product (MVP) license from Dubai’s Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority… Read More

Nomura Launches Wealth Management Business in Dubai, Opens Premises in DIFC

Nomura announced the expansion of its International Wealth Management business with new premises in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial hub in the MENA and South Asia region. Nomura announced last year that it would “open a branch of Nomura Singapore Limited in… Read More

Mastercard and Nirvana Travel and Tourism to Provide Payment Solution to Clients in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Nirvana Travel and Tourism – which claims to be one of the UAE’s leading travel and tourism management companies – have joined forces in a collaboration aimed at providing a payment solution “to customers who book travel services in the UAE,… Read More

UAE-based Crypto Exchange BitOasis Technologies Loses License Due to Unmet Regulatory Requirements

VARA is issuing a market alert regarding ongoing supervisory controls, and enforcement actions initiated against BitOasis. VARA in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) confirmed that it is issuing this market alert regarding ongoing supervisory controls, and enforcement actions initiated against digital currency trading platform BitOasis. Investors… Read More

UAE’s B2B Fintech FOO, Infinios to Enhance CX via Payment Solutions

FOO, a B2B fintech solutions provider headquartered in the UAE, has partnered with the Bahrain-based payment services provider and card processor, Infinios Financial Services B.S.C (C). By combining their technology and expertise, the two companies “will deliver an out-of-the-box Digital First Card Issuance Platform.” The… Read More

Digital Asset Platform TOKO Signs Agreement with PwC Hong Kong

TOKO, headquartered in Dubai with offices in Hong Kong, is a digital asset creation platform, created in collaboration with DLA Piper and operating within an unparalleled regulatory framework, signs joint business relationship with PwC Hong Kong in order “to offer Blockchain solutions to PwC’s global… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Implements Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the implementation of its sustainable finance regulatory framework with immediate effect, following significant support received through public consultation, “reinforcing its position as a sustainable financial hub and a natural hub for sustainable finance activities.” The framework encompasses rules “on… Read More

UAE: Etihad Airways Partners with Pine Labs Qwikcilver for its Asset Manager Solution

Pine Labs’ Qwikcilver, a provider of end-to-end gift card and stored value solutions, has partnered with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates to enable seamless issuance of refund and compensation vouchers through Qwikcilver’s Asset Manager solution. This solution has been “integrated… Read More

Mastercard, Bankiom to Issue Virtual Prepaid Cards Across GCC Region

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is partnering with Bankiom, a UAE-based lifestyle banking app, to introduce digital payment cards across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. This partnership marks “a significant stride in Mastercard‘s ongoing commitment to advancing digitalization in the payments landscape throughout the… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Announces Plans for UAE Crypto License

The team at Gemini is pleased to announce that Gemini will soon “begin the process of acquiring a crypto license to serve customers based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” As a “forward-thinking,” global financial hub, the UAE is “continuing its tradition of leadership by… Read More

Digital Payments: Mastercard, Dapi to Bring A2A Payment Capabilities to UAE

Dapi, a UAE-based fintech company, part of Hub71’s global tech ecosystem, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with global technology company Mastercard, aimed at introducing account-to-account (A2A) payments on Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS). The agreement was “signed at Seamless Middle East, the largest… Read More

Fintech Firm Instant Cash Obtains RPSCS License from UAE Central Bank

Instant Cash, a company within the FINTX portfolio, the fintech arm of Emirates Post Group, has received the Retail Payment Services and Card Scheme Regulation (RPSCS) Category 2 License from the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE). This reportedly makes it “the first Money Transfer… Read More

UAE: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to Offer Instant Account Opening for SMEs

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has reportedly become the first bank in the UAE to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) “with convenient remote account opening services through a mobile app by deploying Emirates Face Recognition (EFR) technology.” This new feature will “allow businesses to… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Checkout.com Secures Acquiring License from UAE Central Bank

Checkout.com, the global payments service provider, has been granted a Retail Payment Services license from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. This makes Checkout.com the first global payments provider “to be granted an acquiring license in the country, further cementing its position as… Read More

UAE’s Emirates Islamic Supports MENA Region Startups with Business Banking Solutions

Emirates Islamic, which claims to be one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has launched the new Emarati Absher Business Account designed exclusively “to provide a comprehensive suite of premium banking solutions for Emarati start-ups in the UAE.” The new business banking… Read More

Fintech Firm Ripple Expands Middle East Operations

On the back of strong growth in the Middle East, Ripple, the enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions provider, is expanding its presence in Dubai by “opening a new office location in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and bringing Swell Global 2023, the… Read More

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