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Dubai’s FinTech Hive accelerator kicks off

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Dubai International Financial Centre’s (DIFC) inaugural FinTech Hive accelerator programme has started with the first batch of 11 finalists. As reported in April, DIFC called for applications for its FinTech Hive. The 12-week programme is designed to help early and growth-stage firms accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to financial institution executives. Raja […]

Abu Dhabi Global Market and UAE Exchange partner for “vibrant fintech ecosystem”

ADGM and UAE Exchange team for fintech ecosystem

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and UAE Exchange have teamed up “to support, develop and promote the fintech” ecosystem in the country.

Al Masraf to swap ITS Ethix for Temenos T24 core banking system

Al Masraf to overhaul front-to-back office tech with Temenos

UAE-based Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade (Al Masraf) is modernising its front-to-back office technology with Temenos. On the way out is the Ethix core banking system from regional vendor International Turnkey Systems (ITS).

Abu Dhabi’s first fintech innovation challenge for start-ups launched

FINTECH ABU DHABI INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and KPMG are launching the first Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge – a five-week programme for “innovative and mature start-ups across the globe”.

Efigence designs interface for Emirates NBD’s new digital banking platform

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Emirates NBD has launched a new digital banking platform with interface design developed by Efigence Group, a Poland-based customer experience (CX) specialist. Efigence, through its Artegence business, worked on “enhanced information architecture, re-designing user experience with a new graphical user interface (GUI) and supporting the implementation of front-end technology”.

Abu Dhabi and Kenya form fintech bridge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kenya have signed a co-operation agreement for fintech innovation. The agreement provides a framework for information sharing; and keeping abreast of regulatory and relevant economic or commercial developments in the respective markets. They will also support fintech […]

Paysafecard enters UAE to enable online payments with cash

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Paysafecard announced its entrance into the UAE with its flagship prepaid payment solution, which enables consumers to pay cash in retail stores for a prepaid PIN they can use to shop online.

Abu Dhabi and Malaysia make friends for fintech fantasia

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Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre of Abu Dhabi, Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) and Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) have partnered to boost their financial ecosystems in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. Labuan is a federal territory of Malaysia – and its capital, Victoria, is used as an […]

Abu Dhabi and Australia ally for fintech innovation

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The Abu Dhabi Global Market’s (ADGM) Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have signed a co-operation agreement for financial innovation. This agreement, which follows on from recent deals with Hong Kong and Japan, expands ASIC’s network to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – which are “currently […]

Emirates NBD raises profile with FaceBanking launch

Emirates NBD digitises branches

Emirates NBD has launched FaceBanking, a “first-to-market service” offering video and live chat with advisors on its revamped online banking platform and mobile banking app. The new 24×7 service lets its customers connect with a personal banking advisor for queries and transactions by clicking a button on the online banking platform, “thus effectively bringing in […]

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