The Central Bank of Kuwait focuses on FinTech

Great to see the country of Kuwait – more specifically their Central Bank – focusing on the growing importance of FinTech, including the all important ‘regulatory sandbox’ (item number 4′ in this story from FinTech Middle East): The Central Bank of Kuwait’s initiatives include the Kuwait National Payment System (KNPS), digital currency infrastructure, a regulatory […]

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Qatar partners with B-Hive to setup dedicated FinTech Hub

So now there’s an official hub operating in Qatar dedicated to supporting and developing FinTech! This is exciting! The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has partnered with B-Hive to develop FinTech Industry in Qatar. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer, QFC and Wim De Waele, CEO and Managing […]

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Bahrain gets serious with $100m FinTech Fund

It’s particularly interesting to see Bahrain’s Government encouraging the development of the FinTech ecosystem in the country. No details yet on specific investment thesis though off the top of my head I’d assume it could well be for seed-style Investements and perhaps Series-A? We shall no doubt see. FinTech Futures: Bahrain to raise $100m for […]

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Gulf Robo Adviser Sarwa adds $1.3m funding

It’s encouraging to see the marketplace warming to robo advisors in the Middle East. Sarwa – which launched last year – has raised $1.3m. I’m looking forward to watching their journey! (Note: ‘Sarwa’ means ‘Brilliant’ in Javanese. I’m not sure if that was intentional or not, but either way: Good choice of name!) Dubai: Robo […]

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Bahrain launches “Bahrain FinTech Bay”

Now this is an interesting one: Bahrain has launched a FinTech Hub – here’s the news from the Economist Intelligence Unit: BFB is a government initiative operated by the Singapore-based Fintech Consortium that aims to bring together technology entrepreneurs, corporates, regulators and investors to drive the development of a financial technology (fintech) ecosystem. Bahrain, formerly […]

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Mash Patel CEO of Kurtosys

Today on FinTech Profile we are delighted to talk to Mash Patel, founder of Kurtosys, who provide digital services for asset managers. Kurtosys will be attending the FinTech Growth Forum in London Next week. See here for more details of the event hosted by Innovate Finance. Over to Mash for his responses to our questions […]

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Felicia Meyerowitz Singh – Cofounder of Akoni

In the next interview in our series supporting the FinTech Growth Forum  coming up in London on September 19th, we talk to Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Cofounder of Akoni. Let’s learn more… Our questions are in bold. —– Who are you and what’s your background? Akoni is passionate about business as the bedrock of the economy and […]

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Sakeeb Zaman of StrideUp

Hello again! Today we are back with the second interview in our FinTech Growth Forum series – this inaugural event, hosted by the Global Members Association Innovate Finance, will take place on September 19th in London in support of their members on their scaling journeys. Today we speak to Sakeeb Zaman – co-founder of StrideUp who provide […]

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Tom Eyre, CEO of nooli

In support of the upcoming FinTech Growth Forum on September 19th, we are delighted to feature a series of profiles with some of the members of Innovate Finance who are hosting the event to support their members scaling journeys. To kick off the series, we talked toTom Eyre, CEO of the financial inclusion fintech business, nooli. […]

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Plug and Play is heading to the Middle East

I’ve long been a big fan of the Plug and Play Tech Center. I visited their home in Sunnyvale, California, recently and it was a thriving hive of energy, excitement and can-do attitudes, all rolled into one. I have been watching them diligently export their formula to other markets and I was wondering if the […]

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