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QCB in process of issuing security controls applicable to fintechs

QCB in process of issuing security controls applicable to fintechs

The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is in the process of issuing information security controls that will be applicable to all the fintech segments, following the launch of the National Information Security Standards Framework by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2019.

Official underscores QFC’s role in growth of Qatar’s fintech industry

Official underscores QFC’s role in growth of Qatar’s fintech industry

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has been playing a significant role in the development of Qatar’s thriving financial technology (fintech) ecosystem by providing local and international firms with a wide range of benefits.

Fintech to drive further Qatar economic diversification, says QDB executive

Fintech to drive further Qatar economic diversification, says QDB executive

Qatar’s economic diversification strategy is expected to gain further momentum from the growth and development of the country’s financial technology (fintech) industry, an official from Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has said.

Fintech startup Cwallet secures $220K pre-seed funding

Fintech startup Cwallet secures $220K pre-seed funding

Qatar-based Financial Technology (fintech) startup, Cwallet, has closed a $220,000 pre-seed funding round from its founders and MBK Holding, the company’s CEO has said.

Fintech collaboration seen to attract Qatari FDI to Philippines

Fintech collaboration seen to attract Qatari FDI to Philippines

Collaboration in financial technology (fintech) between Qatar and the Philippines is among the areas that would spur the influx of more Qatari foreign direct investments (FDI) into the Southeast Asian nation ...

UK-based fintech sync. sees Qatar as hub to expand into Mideast

UK-based fintech sync. sees Qatar as hub to expand into Mideast

Sync., the UK-based fintech, sees Qatar as an "incredible" base to expand into the Middle East as the 2022 FIFA World Cup will springboard the country into the global spotlight.

Mastercard, QDB partner to accelerate innovation among Qatar fintech community

Mastercard, QDB partner to accelerate innovation among Qatar fintech community

Mastercard has partnered with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) to support the development of the fintech industry through the Qatar Fintech Hub (QFTH) ...

London fintech Vesuvio Labs to set up base in Qatar to expand into wider region

London fintech Vesuvio Labs to set up base in Qatar to expand into wider region

London-based fintech Vesuvio Labs is in the process of setting up an investment vehicle in Qatar as part of its expansion and help Doha's entities, especially startups

Qatar has ‘significant’ first-mover advantage on fintech: Al-Jaida

Qatar has ‘significant’ first-mover advantage on fintech: Al-Jaida

Doha has “significant” first-mover advantage for international firms, especially fintechs and others, in the digital landscape, in view of the opportunities in the country, whose ICT spending is expected to reach $9bn by 2024 ...

Qatar’s expected fintech regulations to enhance digital banking ecosystem: KPMG

Qatar’s expected fintech regulations to enhance digital banking ecosystem: KPMG

Qatar’s expected introduction of key fintech regulations will “further facilitate the buildup” of the digital banking ecosystem, KPMG has said in a report.

Qatar fintech prospects seen brighter amid digital shift

Qatar fintech prospects seen brighter amid digital shift

The prospects for fintech in Qatar have improved "very well" mainly due to online payments and remittances, as social distancing, a measure to lessen the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 ...

Fintech, technology enhancement QIIB's priorities: Al-Shaibei

Fintech, technology enhancement QIIB's priorities: Al-Shaibei

Technology enhancement and promotion of fintech are key priorities for the leading Qatari Islamic bank QIIB, says CEO Dr Abdulbasit Ahmad al-Shaibei.