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April 25, 2018

Dubbed meem, the digital retail banking services arm of GIB was initially launched in Saudi Arabia in 2015. 

The arrival of meem in the bank's home market comes just two months after the Bahraini Government and the region's Central Bank endorsed a new fintech hub in a 10,000 square metre space overlooking the waters...

April 22, 2018

Signing up for life insurance is one of a number of basic financial products many UAE residents take for granted.

But for low-income, migrant workers, an insurance product or even a bank account can be completely out of reach. 

According to a new report from insurance technology start-up Democrance, low-income employees...

April 22, 2018

FinTech Hive at DIFC, the first financial technology accelerator in the region established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), today announced that its upcoming programme will expand its themes to include insurance, Islamic finance, and regulatory technology services.

The 2018 edition will build on the...

April 20, 2018

Washington, D.C., 18 April2018: Fintech Consortium (“FinCon”) and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on numerous initiatives related to Fintech innovation and education.

Possible collaborations include the development of Fintech certificate and deg...

April 19, 2018

In 2017, Bahrain ranked second in the MENA in terms of Ease of Doing Business, and very good reasons have endorsed this ranking. The number of startups in the country has grown at a compound annual growth rate of almost 50 percent over the past three years, as per the data of the Bahrain Economic Board (EDB). The King...

April 11, 2018

A5G-enabled digital boom across the Gulf is expected to generate $28 billion in revenues by 2023, as mobile data traffic soars, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The fifth-generation high-speed Internet will enable automated machinery for factories and remote monitoring of oil wells.

Saudi Telecom (STC) and Ci...

April 6, 2018

Manama, Apr. 5 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, this evening paid a visit to Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB), where he was welcomed by Governor of Central Bank of Bahrain, Rasheed Mohammed Al Mi’raj. 

HRH Prince Andrew was briefed on the BFB departments, which is the largest financial technology cente...

April 2, 2018

The UAE's vibrant startup industry has now reached levels where investors are exploring verticals in select sectors attractive for investment, paving the way for innovation and growth in the country.

Venture capitalists and investors are funding more startups in e-commerce, fintech, food and beverage, logistics and tra...

April 1, 2018

The Middle East has woken up to the reality that oil is not going to last forever, and is now focusing on technology and innovation. In a bid to move towards this direction, the Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB) has made a strong push towards making Bahrain a fintech and a startup hub. Many now view Bahrain...

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