UAE


Abu Dhabi wants eyes open wide via digital currency guide

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has set out its approach to initial coin offerings (ICOs) and virtual currencies under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations (FSMR). It cites the usual stuff that distributed ledger technology (DLT) has “extraordinarily wide application to financial services and markets as a whole” […]

Mashreq launches Neo digital bank for millennials

Dubai-based Mashreq has confirmed its future as a branchless bank, with the launch of its digital entity Mashreq Neo. As reported in May, Mashreq was mulling the branchless route in a speech by CEO Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair at its 50th anniversary ceremony. At that time, Banking Technology expected this to be a digital bank […]

Bank of Khartoum turns to Path Solutions core banking system for UAE move

Bank of Khartoum (BOK) is implementing Path Solutions’ iMAL Islamic core banking system for its new branch in the United Arab Emirates – BOK International UAE. As reported last year, BOK opened its first international branch (in Bahrain), underpinned by Path’s iMAL. Path Solutions is a long-standing tech supplier to the Sudanese bank, but says […]

Mashreq Bank revamps with NCR tablet and video banking tech

Dubai-based Mashreq Bank will revamp its banking services in the UAE with the help of NCR technology over the next six months. NCR says Mashreq will be the first in the region to deploy its tablet-based Interactive Banker, which lets tellers come out from behind their counters to help customer’s complete transactions. Sandeep Chauhan, head […]

Dubai and Hong Kong hug for fintech innovation

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong have entered an agreement to establish a framework of co-operation for fintech innovation. Both authorities will share information on developments and the agreement “also intends to encourage both regulators to refer innovative firms to one another’s markets and to […]

Dubai’s FinTech Hive accelerator kicks off

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 […]

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