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July 15, 2020

Manama, Bahrain, 15th July 2020: The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has celebrated a significant milestone in its transformation journey after being awarded ‘The Middle East’s Best Bank Transformation’ by the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020 – the global financial sector’s most esteemed accolades, which also honored it with the ‘Bahrain’s Best Bank’ honor for the second conse...

January 15, 2020

Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), BBK has inaugurated the Digital Economy Forum & Expo 2020, in collaboration with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) as a Knowledge Partner. 

The forum focused on investigating how the economy can benefit from the growth potential of the digital revolution of today, and its impact on...

March 12, 2019

It’s finally here! The first edition of Startup Weekend Bahrain 2018 has officially been launched. The report covers Startup Weekend Bahrain over the years, as well as a profile of this year’s event, and participants in detail; amongst them the regional winners that went to the global finals of Techstars Startup Weekend.

Startup Weekend is the world’s largest community of passiona...

January 15, 2019

In a global first, Bahrain has enacted the Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR), developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The move is part of a series of sweeping reforms aimed at bolstering the digital readiness of the GGC region’s US$1.5 trillion economy. 

In strategic cooperation with the UNCITRAL Secretariat, Bahrain als...

October 16, 2018

Alcazar Capital Limited (“ACL”) and FinTech Consortium’s investment arm, InQvest Partners (“IQP”), are pleased to announce their strategic partnership and the launch of a US$100 Million global FinTech fund. Alcazar has also committed to anchor the fund with 10% of total capital.

Alcazar Capital Limited is an investment firm based in the Dubai International Financial Centre with a...

May 8, 2018

Fintech Consortium announces the launch of its global fintech investment platform, InQvest Partners, which has also established a presence at Bahrain Fintech Bay, further committing to the Kingdom.

InQvest Partners will pursue investments and deploy capital through its debut investment vehicle, InQvest Fintech Holdings, as well as its US$100 million Global Fintech Fund,...

March 18, 2018

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) recently held a business meeting with “BENEFIT” at the company’s headquarters in Manama. The meeting was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of BisB, Mr. Hassan Jarrar, the Chief Executive Officer of BENEFIT, Mr. Abdulwahed AlJanahi, along with senior officials from both parties.

The meeting highlighted strategic future plans in digital banking...

February 28, 2018

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has announced its partnership with the Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB), further reiterating its commitment and support towards the Kingdom’s vision to position the Kingdom as a regional FinTech hub and a leading Islamic financial center.

Set to become the first dedicated FinTech hub and corporate incubator in the Middle East and Africa region, it will be...

February 21, 2018

Bahrain Bourse announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) on 18th February 2018 to endorse the launch of Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB).

CEO of Bahrain Bourse, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ebrahim Alkhalifa and the Chairman of Bahrain FinTech Bay Mr. Maissan Jalal Almaskati signed the agreement.

As a Supporting Partner, Bahrain...

February 21, 2018

Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”), the largest Fintech hub in the Middle East & Africa, is pleased to announce its Founding Partners, coinciding with its launch today in Bahrain. BFB is the region’s largest fintech hub and will work with established industry leaders and new entrants from Bahrain, the region and around the world to drive innovation and create opportunities for growth.

BF...

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