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4 June 2020

The Impact of IoT on FinTech & Banking

In an increasingly connected world that is increasingly dependent on technology and all its benefits, one innovative area of digital is contributing to its mass adoption worldwide; the Internet of Things. IoT basically pertains to common things in our daily lives that are now connected and online. Wearables are seeing more commercial appeal and popularity, and everyday appliances and objects around our homes are connected more and more, enabling ‘smarter’ homes and easier lives. According to Business Insider, 64 billion IoT devices are estimated to exist by 2025, an impressive difference when compared to 10 billion in 2018. McKinsey also states that 127 new tools are connected to the Internet every second.

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4 June 2020

Shifting from Disruption to Innovation through FinTech Partnerships in COVID19 pandemic.

FinTech as an industry is considered a disruptive force when seen from the perspective of traditional financial institutions, and on the other hand the old-aged global financial industry is seen as an inevitable challenge in the path of ambitious and increasingly popular FinTech companies. Although this notion has led to a mild friction between those two entities, the developing scenario today is pointing towards mutually beneficial collaborations and successful partnerships between the digital and physical finance worlds, especially after COVID19 pandemic.

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4 June 2020

Going Cashless is the new way to go in a Post-Coronavirus Future

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world of finance is experiencing a disruptive period like no other to date. Traditional financial institutions like banks and similar physical locations are almost completely prohibited today and face-to-face operations are restricted to online platforms. However, in a world where FinTech was already making a great impact, its potential and demand has increased tremendously since the start of the global Coronavirus outbreak. Could this be the final push to a fully digitized finance ecosystem?

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5 May 2020

Relevance of Scheduling Apps for Bank Appointments is Skyrocketing

With social distancing still in full effect during the developing COVID-19 situation, bank branches are understandably witnessing a decrease in physical traffic, as their digital counterparts and/or third-party applications are seeing much more interest these days. However branches are still operational in many parts of the world and some financial matters need one’s physical presence at a bank. On that note, safety & precautionary measures are being taken by banks that operate during specific work hours, and scheduling apps are now rising to the occasion to support these measures by helping people book their appointments.

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5 May 2020

How is Banking Changing with COVID-19?

Although the global outbreak of COVID-19 has forced several precautionary measures like country lockdowns and self-isolation on most of the world’s population, there is one thing in the financial world that is certain: the industry is experiencing an unparalleled growth after Coronavirus struck. This growth had led to several plans for the future in terms of banking models and innovation, so looking at the current period begs the question: is the plan of the finance industry the same or has it adapted to the pandemic?

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5 May 2020

Customer Service Transformation has become a must in a Digital World

As the digital arm of banking takes control and navigates the world population through these troubled times, consumers have high expectations when it comes to their bank’s customer support and accessibility of their finances. Bank customers have all sorts of needs and some are more complicated than others, but either way they come to expect one thing; easy and instant solutions.

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26 April 2020

The Opportunities and Threats of FinTech during COVID-19

In the midst of the global Coronavirus outbreak, many countries are imposing strict restrictions and telling their citizens to stay at home for their own health & well-being. This challenging time has redefined many traditional ways in which businesses work and has forced them to apply unconventional methods to their daily operations on all levels.

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21 April 2020

How FinTech can relate to the Healthcare Industry

With the rise of FinTech applications across most, if not all, industries around the world, healthcare might be the most benefiting of those industries, especially since several medical institutions complicate medical attention if the patients do not pay before being treated.

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15 April 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus on the Financial Sector

The world as we know it is experiencing an unusual period due to the developing coronavirus crisis, and all sectors have been affected in one way or another, some on a shallow level but others on a much deeper one. Everything from retail and FMCG to entertainment, travel and leisure have felt the impact of COVID-19, and each industry is dealing with its own set of unique challenges.

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6 April 2020

Where does Artificial Intelligence fit in FinTech?

By now the global FinTech ecosystem has accepted several innovative directions for the development and enhancement of FinTech as an industry, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be the most adopted concept as of yet, even if its implementation still needs fine-tuning and optimization.

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6 April 2020

FinTech’s Critical Role in the Battle Against the Coronavirus

As people increasingly depend on purely digital interactions in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic around the world, it is the industry’s moment to show its real potential and true value. Several countries and cities have taken precautionary measures such as quarantines and partial curfews, and the demand for digital services has skyrocketed since the announcement of the global outbreak.

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6 April 2020

6 Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Finance

Blockchain has become increasingly important in the upcoming era of digital evolution, specifically in the FinTech field. The decentralized, peer-to-peer technology offers many advantages when compared to traditional finance, and it is this inherently beneficial nature that is attracting key finance players and giant financial institutions as we move forward into the digital future.

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10 March 2020

Disrupt Africa: Egypt is Leading African Tech Hub in 2019

Disrupt Africa has recently announced that Egypt is the leading African country in terms of the amount of tech startups that have secured investment over last year, as per the African Tech Startups Funding Report 2019.

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10 March 2020

Critical FinTech Questions That Only the Near Future Can Answer

As FinTech as an industry continues to explode around the world, FinTech aficionados are seeking answers to their burning questions.

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10 February 2020

Are Baby Boomers or Gen Z the next banking customers?

As time goes by, banks are always on the lookout for the next generation of customers in order to stay relevant and bring in new prospects. Although several articles point to Generation Z (Gen Z) as being the next big thing, another approach has designated Baby Boomers as the next audience that should be targeted by banks.

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10 February 2020

Humanizing Services through Smart Banking Technologies

As the digital future unfolds at an accelerating rate, the finance industry is no exception. FinTech is slowly becoming a faceless industry that relies less and less on human interaction. On that note, the concept of ‘Banking for Humanity’ is increasingly blurry.

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10 February 2020

MSME Lending & FinTech: What to Expect in 2020

Today, people with no bank accounts are still to conduct digital transactions in most parts of the world, through QR-code enabled solutions and non-account-centric payment apps, and India is a prime example of that unique aspect of FinTech.

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13 January 2020

How Digital Innovation can Transform the Future of Banks

As we enter the second decade of the millennium, digital innovation has never been more revolutionizing or relevant to financial services and the banking sector. Financial institutions are continuously developing digital strategies and incorporating them into traditional processes, but the challenge here is to keep the pace and catch up with rapidly developing consumer expectations.

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13 January 2020

Banking Experts Forecast Key FinTech Trends in 2020

As we enter a new decade, technology has never been more relevant to all industries and finance is no exception. It seems that FinTech is thriving so much that people are hungry more and more for easier, more convenient solutions that simplify their daily financial concerns. CB Insights claims that nearly 60 FinTech startups were valuated at more than $1 billion in recent years around the world.

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23 December 2019

The Potential of Peer-to-Peer Lending in the Middle East

Community-based and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending digital solutions have been increasing in popularity for a few years now, and innovative disruption is the name of the game in this area of FinTech. Digital initiatives and mobile tech have certainly enabled those solutions, however that does not mean they come without their corresponding obstacles and challenges.

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23 December 2019

How FinTech is Changing the Finance Industry.

Once used exclusively as a back-end technology to support the smooth processes of traditional financial services, FinTech as a concept has evolved to encompass nearly all our daily financial tasks due to its commercialization, convenience and ease of use.

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23 December 2019

Egyptian-founded FinTech Startup Tribal Credit Secures $5.5m in Seed Funding

Founded by Egyptian entrepreneurs Amr Shady and Mohamed Elkasstawi in 2016, San Francisco-based startup Tribal Credit has recently announced raising $5.5 million in a seed round led by Dubai-based BECO Capital and Global Ventures.

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23 December 2019

6 FinTech Trends That Will Transform Banking In 2020

As the traditional and digital worlds of finance continue to collide and evolve, the joint opportunities that arise from this collision are certainly increasing, although not devoid of risks.

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8 December 2019

FinTech Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2020

By now the world has come to accept that technology is on the verge of becoming the ultimate enabler for financial services, slowly but progressively eliminating the need for traditional, physical finance as we know it.

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8 December 2019

How FinTech Can Contribute To Healthcare

The subject of fast & easy access to healthcare in most countries is a controversial one, to say the least. Add the frustration of high costs with some unexpected complications and the result is an off-putting experience to a very crucial aspect of life.

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28 November 2019

Central Bank of Egypt and Central Bank of Bahrain sign MoU at SFF 2019

In efforts to collaborate, share experiences and expand regional influence in the FinTech innovation sector, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Central Bank of Egypt and the Central Bank of Bahrain at the CBE’s FinTech Egypt booth during the Singapore FinTech Festival, held from the 11th to the 15th of November 2019.

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27 November 2019

FinTech Egypt Announces its Significant Participation in Cairo ICT 2019.

This year’s Cairo ICT exhibition & conference will witness the participation of FinTech Egypt through an exciting booth, in Hall 1 Stand #1F6 that will feature fun activities and presentation of Central Bank of Egypt’s strategy key initiatives to promote FinTech in Egypt.

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26 November 2019

How many digital Middle Eastern companies have unlocked their full innovative potential?

You might be surprised to learn that only 7% of digital companies based in the Middle East are tapping into the $575 billion market of opportunities stemming from innovative technologies

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4 November 2019

Startup Competition Launch Ceremony at French Embassy in Cairo

Under the patronage of the French Embassy in Cairo, along with Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) have inaugurated a ceremony on the 6th of November 2019 in Smart Village to officially launch of the French-Egyptian Startup Competition.

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4 November 2019

The Central Bank of Egypt participates in Singapore FinTech Festival 2019

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced their inaugural participation at this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, held from the 11th to the 15th of November 2019.

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31 October 2019

Top Five MENA Venture Capital Investments in Q3 2019

When compared to the second quarter of 2019, VC investments did not surpass the publicly disclosed total amount in the third quarter

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22 October 2019

Singapore FinTech Festival 2019: A Meeting of the Minds

The 2019 edition of the world’s largest financial technology event is almost here! The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) is set to take place from the 11th to the 15th of November in Singapore

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17 October 2019

Digital Banking vs Physical Branches: Competition Not Mandatory

As the digital banking world expands and engulfs more and more market share from the physical world, legacy banks can’t help but feel threatened in more ways than one.

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14 October 2019

Central Bank of Egypt Holds Third Roundtable Discussion for FinTech in Egypt

As part of its continuous efforts to support digital transformation, bridge gaps and enhance financial inclusion for all Egyptian citizens, the CBE recently organized a roundtable discussion oriented around FinTech that featured prominent leaders and top-notch advisors from the financial sector in Egypt.

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14 October 2019

‘Travelex Business’ Launched as New B2B FinTech Platform

London-based foreign exchange and Finablr company Travelex Group have announced their new B2B, API-centric FinTech platform called Travelex Business.

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10 October 2019

Kuwait-based UPayments secures seed funding

E-payment solutions provider UPayments has announced raising seed funding from investors Hamad Ali AlBahar and Saud Al Aujan.

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8 October 2019

Mastercard partners with R3 to create Blockchain-enabled cross-border payment solutions

As part of Mastercard’s efforts to further strengthen its cross-border network reach after acquiring Transfast earlier this year

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30 Sept 2019

Startupbootcamp’s second cohort is open for FinTech applications

Startupbootcamp Cairo has launched its second cohort and has announced that applications are now open. FinTech startups that believe they own a disruptive startup to the financial industry are urged to apply and potentially get access to a multi-partner backed accelerator that claims over 25 programs globally and is considered the largest FinTech accelerator in the world.

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29 Sept 2019

BEBA presents the Digital Assets & Artificial Intelligence: Shaping the Future event

The British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) has announced an event focused on digital transformation, titled Digital Assets & Artificial Intelligence: Shaping the Future, to be held at the Cairo Conrad Hotel on Monday September 30th 2019.

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29 Sept 2019

UAE-based FinTech startup Foloosi raises $500,00 in seed funding

Foloosi is a Dubai-based cashless payments startup that was founded in 2018 by Omar Bin Brek and Mohan K, and this year marks a whole new level for the favorable startup.

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23 Sept 2019

Visa showing refreshed interest in FinTech

When the world's largest credit card company released its third-quarter results in July, investors were adamant to check if issues from Visa’s first two quarters still persisted, especially for low cross-border payment growth.

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19 Sept 2019

Egypt-based FinTech startup NowPay raises $600,000 in seed funding

The latest FinTech startup in Egypt to announce raising seed funding is NowPay, a Cairo-based company that connects with corporate employers to allow their employees to receive their salaries in advance, at a time of their choosing during the month.

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16 Sept 2019

The Flourishing of FinTech in the Middle East

It’s safe to say that the FinTech arena has been maturing lately, with the sector slowly shifting its reputation from a disruptive sector to a collaborative one across the traditional finance industry.

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12 Sept 2019

Central Bank of Egypt Governor assumes Chairmanship of AFI Board of Directors

Tarek Amer, the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), has assumed the role of the new Chairman of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Board of Directors.

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9 Sept 2019

Five Technologies Expected to Reshape FinTech in 2020

What happens when finance – possibly the largest industry in the world today – merges with current and futuristic technologies? The result is a balanced fusion that is bound to take over almost every aspect of our daily lives; how we buy, how we sell and how we live.

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5 Sept 2019

FinTech Abu Dhabi visits Egypt in September for global FinTech talent hunt

FinTech Abu Dhabi, the Middle East & North Africa’s foremost FinTech festival hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has recently announced going on an international tour to locate outstanding FinTech talent this September.

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2 Sept 2019

Special Interview With Dor-E, Winner Of The AI-Customer Experience FinTech Innovation Challenge

Last June, Dor-e was announced as the winner of the NBE FinTech Galaxy “Shaping the Customer Experience with AI” challenge at Seamless North Africa 2019.

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2 Sept 2019

Egyptian Banking Institute Announces “The Future Of FinTech And Latest Digitalization Trends” Field Trip

The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), established by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) in 1991, recently announced that it’s organizing a field trip called “The Future of FinTech and Latest Digitalization Trends” that will take place in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 11th to the 19th of November 2019.

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1 Sept 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Banking As We Know It

Traditional banks and FinTech companies are often portrayed as rivals that are in constant opposition for popularity and new customer acquisition. This notion is not entirely false, especially when considering that some of their paths rarely meet such as with disruptive digital-only banks.

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1 Sept 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Banking As We Know It

Traditional banks and FinTech companies are often portrayed as rivals that are in constant opposition for popularity and new customer acquisition. This notion is not entirely false, especially when considering that some of their paths rarely meet such as with disruptive digital-only banks.

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29 August 2019

UAE Entrepreneurs Shed Light On Financial Inclusion Challenges

Time is of the essence in modern times, and speed is becoming an increasingly important dimension in our highly digitized world today. When the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry published an entrepreneurship advocacy whitepaper in 2018

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27 August 2019

Al Baraka Banking Group Launches P2P Syndicate Finance Challenge

As part of the ongoing challenges provided by FinTech crowdsourcing platform FinTech Galaxy, Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) has announced a new challenge that pertains to solving issues with digital Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs), commonly known as ‘money circles’ or ‘جمعية’ in Arabic.

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27 August 2019

AlexBank Grants Access To Microfinance For First Time Ever In Egypt

The Egyptian banking sector has seen many advancements in general e-services and digital solutions to traditional financial processes in the past few years, but perhaps one of the most revolutionary steps has recently been taken in the world of Egyptian finance.

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25 August 2019

3 FinTech Trends You Should Pay Attention To

The FinTech sector has witnessed several innovative directions in the past few decades, spanning from a humble start in the 1950s with the introduction of credit cards up until where we are today; a rapid evolutionary road that is branching out endlessly into the future of a tech-empowered financial world.

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25 August 2019

FinX Awards 2019 Nominations Open For Submission

FinTech Galaxy, a digital crowdsourcing platform that targets FinTech entrepreneurs in the MENA region and connects them with financial institutions, has announced hosting the second edition of its annual FinX Awards, set to take place at the Jumeira Zabeel Saray Hotel in Dubai on the 2nd of October 2019.

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22 August 2019

Digital ID – A Vital Step Towards Financial Inclusion

One billion people lack an official foundational identification, making them unable to prove their identity (ID) and resulting in exclusion from economic opportunities, according to The World Bank.

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21 August 2019

CIB Seeks FinTech Startups For Merchant Mania Challenge

Aiming to afford inclusion services to help mass merchants, the Commercial International Bank (CIB) based in Egypt is scouting for startups and businesses who can provide both financial and non-financial services in the FinTech Galaxy “Merchant Mania” challenge.

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18 August 2019

Exclusive Interview With Quantafic, Winner Of The Digital Lending FinTech Innovation Challenge

In a special feature interview for FinTech Egypt, the modern analytics & technology services company Quantafic Business Solutions LLP shares some insight on the company’s challenges, products and future plans. The India-based data experts won the CIB FinTech Galaxy Innovation Challenge at Seamless North Africa 2019 conference back in June, marking a new chapter in its journey to stardom.

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18 August 2019

Ocra Allows Micropayments For Public Transport Using Smartphones

Small cash is slowly retreating from our increasingly digitized lives in the world today. In Egypt however, loose change is still the primary source of paying for public transportation due to the low-priced, affordable nature of commuting across the country.

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14 August 2019

5 Mobile Trends To Transform The Future Of Payments

Mobile payment technology is achieving radical change in the way purchases are made, it is driven by ease of use, convenience and increased security that keeps transactions safe, along with the automation and streamlining of payment processes.

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8 August 2019

Saudi Arabia Allows Two Firms To Test Robo-Advisory Services

(FinTech Egypt – Zawya) In a step that could potentially tap into new segments of investors in the region’s largest capital market, two companies in Saudi Arabia have been granted experimental permits to test robo-advisory services and computer-generated advice for investors.

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7 August 2019

Jack Ma's MYbank Lends 2 Trillion Yuan To 16 Million Small Chinese Companies

With usage of real-time payments data and a risk-management system that breaks down more than 3,000 variables, Ma’s 4-year-old MYbank has already lent 2 trillion yuan ($290 billion) to nearly 16 million small companies.

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6 August 2019

UK’s FinTech Startups Outperform Entire National Economy Of France

In only four years, a few hundred FinTech geniuses outperformed the entire national economy of France

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5 August 2019

Emirates NBD Seeks Startups Experienced In CBE Facility-Granting Regulations

Startups with solutions that help in providing individual, SME and corporate customers with an instant decision on facility granting that cope with regulations of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) are now welcome to be part of Emirates NBD.

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5 August 2019

Rising Startup Netsahem Digitizes Charity In Egypt

In January 2019, four passionate individuals came up with an idea to create a digital donation platform aimed to facilitate the charity process between donors & non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for people in need of help across Egypt. Four intense months later, Netsahem was born.

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5 August 2019

Why Is Digital Transformation A Vital Step For Today’s Banks?

An article published on IRISH TECH NEWS sheds light on the importance of digital transformation in banking, using the example of Jack Ma’s four-year-old MYbank that has lent 2 trillion yuan ($290 billion) to nearly 16 million small companies.

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4 August 2019

How Can Open Banking Effectively Achieve New Revenue And Reach More Customers?

According to a research report titled ‘The Monetization of Open Banking’ by Business Insider Intelligence, Open Banking services are transforming the UK’s banking landscape and rapidly gaining traction around the world.

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4 August 2019

Three Non-Banks Deliver True Value Through Global FinTech Innovations

Through a recent article published on BAI, Regional chief bancassurance officer at Manulife Financial Asia Sandeep Deobhakta explained how global FinTech innovations created real value and managed to identify real problems faced by their customers.

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30 July 2019

Meet The Three African Regional Finalists For The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in partnership with Liquid Telecom, has recently announced 12 African startups that will compete in the regional finals of the Inclusive Innovation Challenge

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30 July 2019

Hub71 Partners With Techstars In Launching An Accelerator Program To Boost Startups

Hub71 Partners With Techstars In Launching An Accelerator Program To Boost Startups

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29 July 2019

Singaporean FOMO Pay partners with Kenya's WAPI Pay to ease payment solutions between Africa and Asia

Aiming to establish the first Africa – Asia payment gateway, the Kenya-based Fintech solutions provider WAPI Pay has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore’s FOMO pay to provide payment solutions between Africa and Asia.

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28 July 2019

Is Authentication by Facial Recognition an Ideal Method to Combat Financial Fraud?

Traditional banks and financial institutions are increasingly directing their efforts towards digitization of their business channels, due to the changing customer demands as well as a growing trend of digital financial services that entail heavy competition in the market, which banks have to eventually face in order to grow.

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25 July 2019

Egypt’s First Artificial Intelligence Faculty launched at Kafr El Sheikh University

Kafr El Sheikh University has just positioned itself at the forefront of new educational initiatives by announcing the first ever artificial intelligence (AI) faculty in Egypt. This huge step enables the university to introduce modern specializations such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and human development, offered through a four-year bachelor’s degree in industrial sciences. Enrollment will begin for the 2019/2020 academic year and it currently accepts students who chose Math as a focus in their high school (Thanaweya Aama) curriculum.

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24 July 2019

Leading Egyptian E-Payment Company ‘Fawry’ paves way towards IPO

Aiming to be a public company, Egypt’s leading electronic payment firm Fawry is arranging to list its shares on the Egyptian stock exchange, where it is expected to take effect during this year or in early 2020, according to a recent statement made by Fawry Co-Founder and Managing Director Mohamed Okasha. He explained to Reuters that the general direction of Fawry’s shareholders is to go public on the Egyptian stock exchange, noting that the big step is currently in preparation.

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23 July 2019

VisionBanker startup aims for radical change in eye care using Blockchain

VisionBanker, a startup that aims to help improve the vision of global consumers through technology, recently announced that they plan to raise $10 million through a token sale, with a projected revenue of $12 million across three years.

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23 July 2019

Bahraini Bank ABC pioneers e-KYC Capability in the Middle East

Bank ABC (Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C) has recently announced a partnership with Jumio, a digital payments & identity verification company, which will allow Bank ABC to onboard new customers through Jumio’s identity verification solution using biometrics.

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23 July 2019

Bridging the credit gap through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has always been an alternative yet mostly reliable financing model, capitalizing on receiving small amounts of money from large groups of people. In recent years, the method has seen rising popularity in the startup ecosystem and many platforms have used crowdfunding either as the basis of their operations or as an added value to their core offering.

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22 July 2019

FINTECH IN THE SAVANNAH: Afro-Asia FinTech festival 2019 that took place in Nairobi Kenya

After two days of inspiring visionary speakers, motivating keynote addresses and innovative FinTech solutions, the Afro-Asia FinTech Festival came to a close on July 16th at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi, Kenya.

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22 July 2019

How Machine Learning Supports Credit Profiling

Machine learning provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve from applied experience without being explicitly programmed for that. Based on certain patterns, it judges whether a borrower is credit-worthy or not and regulates the process of loan decisioning engine.

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16 July 2019

Meeza cards, the Egyptian national payment scheme push for financial inclusion in Egypt

Introduced by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) as its latest financial inclusion initiative to promote a cashless society, Meeza is the Egyptian national payment scheme that aims to facilitate the transition to a less cash-dependent economy in Egypt.

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15 July 2019

From an innovative idea to a Seamless award: The CEO of Paynas sheds light on his journey

After winning the FinTech Pitch-Off competition at Seamless North Africa 2019 conference, FinTech Egypt had the pleasure of sitting down with Mohamed Mounir, CEO of Paynas, to talk about his startup journey and get some insight on his experience creating an innovative HR & payroll solution:

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14 July 2019

Unveiling a new Moroccan accelerator to support startups

Aiming to provide appropriate funding for startups, the Moroccan University has recently engaged in a partnership with accelerator MassChallenge to launch the Impulse program.

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10 July 2019

The Central Bank of Egypt’s Regulatory Sandbox started its first cohort in “e-KYC” to empower the FinTech ecosystem in Egypt.

Aiming to cope with rapid developments in the financial technology ecosystem, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)’s Regulatory Sandbox acts as a live testing ground for FinTech startups that are developing new business models but are currently hindered by stringent authorization requirements and regulatory uncertainty.

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9 July 2019

Dubai Smart City Accelerator invites Egyptian startups to join Cairo Fast Track

The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA) recently held an event on July 3rd at The GrEEK Campus in Cairo, inviting Smart City-focused Egyptian startups that operate in specific fields to join their program, as part of their global scouting tour and MENA Roadshow.

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7 July 2019

PayFort receives ‘Most Innovative Online Payment Service Provider’ award for the second time

PayFort, the expert regional payment service provider (PSP) owned by Amazon, has been granted the ‘Most Innovative Online Payment Service Provider’ award in Egypt by the International Finance Awards 2019, a competition owned and managed by International Finance

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3 July 2019

Calling All Egyptian FinTech Startups To Participate In The Afro-Asia FinTech Festival!

In light of the Afro-Asia FinTech Festival taking place on the 15th & 16th of July in Nairobi, Kenya, you can get a chance to apply and participate in the FinTech Hackathon at the event!

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25 June 2019

Paynas Wins Big At Seamless North Africa 2019

Seamless North Africa 2019, the two-day conference came to an end on the 18th of June at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Cairo, with several winners across different competitions.

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11 June 2019

Seamless North Africa 2019

North Africa's Largest Fintech & E-Commerce Conference and Exhibition

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11 June 2019

Announcing The Inaugural AFI FinTech Showcase

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) is holding an open competition for FinTech innovators

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11 June 2019

Fintech Trends In 2019 - Blockchain Adoption

One of many foundational Fintech technologies that provide viable solutions to professional and personal financial transaction problems

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11 June 2019

Discounted Start-Up Passes

Egyptian start-ups are eligible for a discount off the final ticket price. Book your 2-day conference pass Now.

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