Nov 29, 2023

etoro permission abu dhabi UAEThe Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has granted financial services permission to trading and investment platform eToro.

Nov 28, 2023

Wahed Invest, the robo-advisory subsidiary of US-based, shariah-compliant fintech Wahed, has launched in the UAE.

Nov 27, 2023

abu dhabi crypto custodyLiminal Custody, an India-based provider of custody services for digital assets, has received in-principle approval (IPA) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

Nov 23, 2023

UK-based digital assets brokerage GCEX Group has secured a licence for its virtual assets broker-dealer service in Dubai.

Nov 22, 2023

The investment technology sector in the UAE is forecast to more than double within the next two years, thanks to the rapid development of digital services.

Nov 17, 2023

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), the supervisory arm of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), is planning to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the regulation of the financial services sector.

Oct 31, 2023

Web3 wallet and NFT provider Backpack is set to launch a regulated cryptocurrency exchange in Dubai after receiving a licence from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA).

Oct 30, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Forum (PIF), has unveiled a digital platform designed to forge closer links with external fund managers.

Oct 09, 2023

UAE-based financial services group Emirates NBD has launched a digital wealth platform to trade securities and ETFs.

Sep 05, 2023

Healthcare, fund, Alkhair CapitalDubai-based asset manager Alkhair Capital has launched an Islamic fintech fund focused on the healthcare sector.



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