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Why Egypt’s Fintech Boom is Inevitable

Here are a few facts about Egypt. The country is home to 100 million people, making it the most populous nation in the Middle East and North Africa. Among these numbers, 84% of the people were unbanked in 2018. According

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One of Forbes’ Top 10 Accelerators Will Launch a Fintech Programme in Egypt

Startupbootcamp alongside Pride Capital announced its maiden venture into Egypt with its accelerator programme ” Startupbootcamp-Pride Fintech Cairo”. The accelerator programme roped in big partnerships with the likes of IFC, VISA , Alexbank Pharos Capital and many more. Ranked by

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Egypt’s Central Bank Announces an EGP 1 Bil Fintech Fund and Regulatory Sandbox

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will establish an EGP 1 billion innovations support fund to finance Egypt’s fintech startups—called the Central Bank’s Financial Technology Unit. The announcement was made by Ayman Hussein, Deputy Governor of the CBE at the Arab African

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10 Top Fintech Startups in Egypt to Keep an Eye On

As one of the most populous countries in the Middle East topped with a large unbanked population Egypt is fertile for fintech to flourish. Recent report indicates that fintech is one of the fastest growing sector in Egypt. As in

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Allianz X Increases Fund Size to €1 Billion, Eyeing to Invest in Digital Business

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today it has received additional investment from Allianz SE, increasing its fund size to €1 billion. The increase is the result of Allianz X’s investment track record, successful collaborations

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Standard Chartered Launches Second Wave of Digital-only Banks Across 4 African Markets

Standard Chartered today announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa. In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key

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Fintech and The Digital Banking Impact for Africa

The unique environment for financial services in Africa is fertile ground for innovative FinTech players who are not only disrupting but also building it from the scratch which is bringing Financial inclusions and attracting other investments across the continent. New

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Egypt’s new national card meeza Accepted now on PayFort’s Payment Gateway

PayFort, an Amazon company, has announced that merchants using its online payment gateway will now be able to accept payments from Egypt’s new national card, ‘meeza’, following the announcement of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) for the national payment

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Industry Consortium Wants To Strengthen The Fintech Ecosystem In Egypt

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, and university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, Temenos, banking software company, and CIB, Egypt’s largest private sector bank, have come together to announce a collaboration to strengthen the

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Salt Telco’s Fintech Arm Tackles Micro Lending in Africa—And Potentially Europe

Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 51.5% from 2016 to 2022, to reach $460,312 million by 2022. With a decade’s experience handling mobile money solutions under their belt, a thoughtful and agile expansion

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