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Isbank does good deed with fully digital mortgage service

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Turkey’s largest bank, Isbank, has introduced a digital mortgage process where users can follow up credit pre-approval, the actual appraisal and overall credit process 24×7. In the bank’s “instant transaction” area, users’ mortgage applications are pre-approved within a “few seconds” and users can upload title deed images and pay the appraisal fee online to start […]

ADNIC live with Profile Software’s IMSplus for investment ops

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Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) has implemented Profile Software’s IMSplus Insurance Investment Management solution. ADNIC uses IMSplus to monitor sector and asset class exposures of its invested assets. Profile says the system allows investment managers to analyse the company’s invested assets (cash, fixed term deposits, equities, bonds, funds, private equity and real estate) and […]

Warba Bank first in Kuwait for e-signatures and online account opening

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It’s a digital double as Warba Bank has launched the “first” e-signature function and online account opening in Kuwait. Called “Express Finance”, the e-signature is the result of an agreement between Warba and Kuwait’s Public Authority for Civil Information. It allows users to authorise the bank to view their information on the credit network (Ci-net) […]

DFSA proposes innovation testing licences

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Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued a new consultation paper to find the ways to avoid creating a standalone regime to facilitate fintech companies. Instead, keeping in line with practices followed in the UK and Australia, DFSA will review innovative fintech business propositions and match them with applicable rules already prevailing in the region.

Al Etihad Leasing Company completes tech project with ICSFS

New leasing company launched in Jordan

Al Etihad Leasing Company, a new venture launched by Jordan-based Bank Al Etihad, has completed its technology set-up. It has implemented ICS Banks Finance Lease System from regional vendor ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS).

Abu Dhabi and Singapore sign up for fintech innovation

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a co-operation agreement to help fintech entrepreneurs and support innovation in financial services in Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The agreement establishes a framework for both regulators to assist start-ups and innovators to understand the regulatory regime in each jurisdiction and provide […]

El Taamir goes live on Intellect lending suite

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Egypt-based El Taamir Mortgage Finance Company has gone live on Intellect Design Arena’s lending suite. Intellect says the implementation was completed in seven months including data migration. The suite equips El Taamir with automation of regulatory reports for the central bank as per Egyptian mortgage laws and generation of receipts for cash payments. Hassan Hussein, […]

Nasdaq revamps Borse Dubai market tech

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Nasdaq and Borse Dubai have signed a new infrastructure agreement for Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, to improve post-trade practices. Under the agreement with Borse Dubai, the parent company of DFM, Nasdaq will deliver a new INET-powered, multi-asset trading technology engine (Nasdaq matching engine), a cash equities clearing module (Nasdaq […]

Japan seeks stronger ties to Iran’s central bank

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is looking to work closer on banking supervision with the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI). The pair have exchanged letters on co-operation and the plan is to examine the performance of their respective duties for the “safe and sound functioning” of banking organisations in their countries. […]

IBM unveils Dubai blockchain deal

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IBM has launched a blockchain initiative for trade finance with telecom operator du, Dubai Customs, Dubai Trade, Emirates NBD and Banco Santander. The plan is to explore the use of logistics solutions for the import and re-export process of goods in and out of Dubai. Using Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Cloud, their blockchain solution transmits […]

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