Fintech Saudi Annual Report 2020/21, providing an overview of the progress of the fintech industry in Saudi Arabia over the last year.
The National Fintech Adoption Survey is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and was conducted by Fintech Saudi at the beginning of 2021 to measure the level of fintech adoption in the Kingdom and understand how the fintech industry is supporting individuals and companies.
A guide developed by Fintech Saudi to support entrepreneurs navigate the fintech industry in Saudi. In addition to everything from Version 1.1, Version 2.0 provides a more detailed overview of the regulatory environment and a more detailed framework for local entrepreneurs that want to launch a fintech idea.
The whitepaper, ‘Contactless adoption in Saudi Arabia 2020’ published by Visa and Saudi Payments, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), through the national payment scheme “mada”, itracks the evolution of contactless payments in the Kingdom from 2017 to 2020, analyzing the factors that have propelled the rapid growth in cardholders usage and its acceptance among merchants.
A whitepaper by Mozn and IDC is a comprehensive roadmap for institutions looking to meet the requirements of AML / KYC compliance. Highlights include state of the market, AI innovation, Focal unique advantage, and detailed guide to a financially compliant business operation.
The Future of Finance Session was part of The First Saudi Forum for The Fourth Industrial Revolution, and moderated by Director of Fintech Saudi Nejoud AlMulaik with the panelists from SAMA, CMA, Riyad Bank, and WEF to cover different aspects of the financial sector in Saudi Arabia.
Business and accounting solutions are tools that support companies with their administrative and operational tasks to free up entrepreneurs time so that they can focus on running their business
Capital market fintech activities are the use of new and disruptive technology and business models to improve capital markets activities. Fintech activity is opening the capital markets to smaller companies to help them to raise capital and retail investors interested in investing directly.
Cybersecurity solutions are critical services which protect business IT systems and data from cyber threats (e.g. cyber hacking, data breaches). These solutions are essential in enabling businesses to shield the integrity, confidentiality and availability of their information.
Know Your Customer (KYC) is comprised of processes that support financial institutions in screening and verifying the identity of their customers during onboarding and periodic refresh phases. KYC checks are essential in protecting financial institutions from the misuse of their services and reputational risk if linked to the perpetuation of criminal or fraudulent activities.
Fintech solutions operating in the insurance industry (also referred to as Insurtech solutions) use technology and new business models to drive innovation in insurance.
Wealth management is the process of understanding and meeting the financial needs of clients/customers by developing strategic plans and budgets, working with the right experts and creating a portfolio of risk-aligned products to protect and grow their wealth.
This report examines the current challenges for SMEs, their funding options available in the market as well as the unique opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The evolution of Fintechs focusing on SMEs is reviewed, highlighting the example of leading Fintech provider Ta3meed and its Purchase Order (PO) financing solution.
The use of the technology in the Financial industry is creating new business opportunities for local talent and contribute to the financial growth of the Saudi’ economy. In order to support this niche business, Saudi authorities are adapting its framework rules and regulations on financial transactions, creating a friendly environment for investments in the Fintech. The Sandbox is another aspect of this national initiative to make sure that the fintech platform preserves the rights of its customers.
Fintech Saudi Annual Report 2019 / 2020 highlighting the key developments taking place in the fintech industry in Saudi Arabia.
An overview of the current state of fintech in banking and an assessment of the future state
Arabic podcast discussing everything related to fintech in Saudi Arabia
The intention behind the MENA Financial Inclusion Report 2020 is to raise awareness on the state of financial inclusion, the current state of play both globally and regionally, and finally highlight the necessary steps that need to be adopted to promote further inclusivity.
Weekly interviews hosted by Matthew Grant covering various topics and insights on insurance, technology, data and investment.
This report shed light on the potential of the Fintech ecosystem in the Middle East. The study captured the point of view pf digital leaders as well as the voice of Middle East banking customers.
A series of Fintech Cheat Sheets providing an introduction to fintech trends in different areas of financial services.
Wamda is a platform of integrated programs that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems in the MENA region through media, community development, research, corporate, and government advisory services.
Finextra is the leading independent newswire and information source for the worldwide financial technology community.
Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services.
Breaking Banks is one of the top FinTech Podcasts documenting technological changes to financial services, from banking to payments to money itself.
A great resource for research and data on fintech in the Middle East
This report covers digital governance, financial technology, telecoms and cyber-security, logistics, industry, and education in the region. The report features dozens of interviews and features a range of articles and analysis.
This academic paper explores how distributed ledger technology can revolutionize the Venture Capital industry and democratize access to innovation. Setting up a blockchain-powered tokenized fund creates a win-win solution where Venture Capital funds have access to untapped capital from individual investors, who are eager to invest in an asset class they were traditionally excluded from.
An informative video of one of the most common words used in fintech “Sandbox”, the video explains how Sandbox works and highlights its importance and how does it support the development of the fintech industry
This study unpacks how FinTech is developing in Saudi Arabia, considers the challenges and opportunities that FinTech may be facing in Saudi, and discusses how these changes may affect current bankers and how future bankers can be ready to enter such new market.
2018 / 19 Fintech Annual Report highlighting the key developments taking place in the fintech industry in Saudi Arabia.
Annual survey from EY evaluating global fintech adoption
An introduction to fintech and Fintech Saudi
A great resource on translating technical fintech terminology between Arabic and English
A review of digital banking, a short-term playbook that banks can use to defend their franchises and and overview of the skills that banks will require for success in the new digital world.
The evolution and impact of fintech firms on financial services to date and suggestions of outlooks for the future of the industry.
An overview of the state of fintech in the MENA region, including and an overview of the the drivers of and barriers to growth, and the potential for fintechs activity in the region.