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DFSA proposes innovation testing licences

DFSA is waiting to hear from you!

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.

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 […]

Emirates NBD steps up digital banking game with Cockpit Application launch

Emirates NBD digitises branches

Emirates NBD has launched Cockpit Application, an intelligent new CRM solution for branches. The bank has also introduced biometric digital signatures and straight-through processing (STP) of digital forms.

Dubai gets first fintech accelerator

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FinTech Hive, to be housed at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai’s Central Business District (CBD), is set to launch this quarter. Accenture runs fintech innovation labs in New York, London, and Hong Kong; and has been tasked with setting up and operating the accelerator. Aimed at providing better financial services technology to […]

New digital bank coming to Middle East, Bank Clearly

Think Clearly, Bank Clearly

Bank Clearly, a new digital banking service, is being set up in the UAE. Clearly will offer account opening “in seconds, completely online”.

Emirates Islamic Bank live with new core banking system

Emirates Islamic Bank migrates to new core banking platform

Emirates Islamic Bank, a Shari’ah-compliant banking subsidiary of Emirates NBD, has migrated to a new core banking platform, Infosys’ Finacle.

Commercial Bank of Dubai to launch digital-only bank

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), will launch ‘CBD NOW’ next year, which it claims to be the nation’s “first” digital-only bank targeting millennials and “digitally connected” customers. However, two other banks in the region have also said the same thing. As Banking Technology reported in June, Emirates NBD is planning to launch the UAE’s “first” […]

Abu Dhabi launches fintech regulation lab

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Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has launched its Regulatory Laboratory (RegLab) as it looks to boost innovation in the region. As Banking Technology reported in August, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM was looking for public feedback and comments for its proposed RegLab. Richard Teng, chief executive officer, FSRA of ADGM, says it […]

Islamic Finance House in Temenos T24 core banking system upgrade

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UAE-based Islamic Finance House (IFH) has upgraded its core banking system to Temenos’ T24 R14 platform. IFH has been using T24 since its inception in 2004, and says the latest enhancement “has given way to resource optimisation, scalability management and shortened approval processes”.

Emirates NBD unveils innovation lab

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Emirates NBD has established its Future Lab, part of its digital strategy to speed up the development of digital and mobile banking services in the UAE. The bank says the lab is the “first of its kind in the UAE banking sector”, and will act as a “strategic think tank” in addition to being a […]

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