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June 18, 2019

In line with its strategy to expand its presence in the digital banking sphere, Al Baraka Islamic Bank (Al Baraka – Bahrain), announced the introduction of its all-new Customer Care WhatsApp service.

The service, which is currently live, now gives customers the opportunity to address their banking enquiries from the utmost comfort. Available to use on any platform on which WhatsAp...

June 18, 2019

2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report shows 18% of start-ups in Bahrain are founded by women, more than Silicon Valley

Bahrain is one of the top 10 start-up ecosystems with the largest share of female founders, according to the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report.

The report, produced by StartUp Genome in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, showed that with 18 pe...

June 11, 2019

Gulf Cooperation Council nations are well positioned to adopt financial technology (FinTech) than their counterparts in the Middle East and Africa, according to S&P Global Ratings.

Customer preference for digital banking, access to capital and public policy reforms are driving the growth of FinTech in GCC states, while North and Sub-Saharan African countries are lagging behind due...

June 4, 2019

Ithmaar Bank says it has retrofitted all 43 ATMs with sophisticated fingerprint readers

Following the launch, Ithmaar Bank customers are no longer required to use their cards at the bank’s ATMs. Instead, they can simply use their fingerprint along with their PIN to process financial transactions.

Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, has announced that it has successfu...

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