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Launch of Bahrain FinTech Bay Introductory Video

We are excited to launch Bahrain FinTech Bay Introductory Video. Bahrain FinTech Bay Introductory Video will provide you with an overview of Bahrain FinTech Bay's mission on acceleration of the FinTech Ecosystem. Click here for Bahrain FinTech Bay Introductory Video

Bahrain FinTech Bay Highlights Launch with Announcement of Startups & Founding Partners

Manama, 21 February 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. BFB’s founding partners represent a broad cross section of Bahraini and global financial services and technology industry leaders. They will collaborate with BFB in accelerating Bahrain’s position as a leading regional fintech hub. International startups already set to gain from the partners’

Bahrain FinTech Bay Announces New Founding Partnership

Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB) have today announced its 28th Founding Partner, BNP Paribas. In addition to 27 other Founding Partners including organisations such as Microsoft, Batelco, American Express and the National Bank of Bahrain; BNP Paribas have joined the national initiative to drive FinTech entrepreneurship in Bahrain. Together, the bank will co-operate with BFB and other Founding Partners on events and projects which will promote the development of the country’s FinTech ecosystem. “BNP Paribas is proud to be a Founding Partner of Bahrain FinTech Bay, an organisation which is playing a vital role in the support and enhancement of FinTech entrepreneurship in the country. Working in close

Bahrain FinTech Bay partners with US based FinTech start-up, Sigma Ratings

Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) and the Fintech Consortium (“FTC”) have announced today a partnership with Sigma Ratings (“Sigma”), a U.S. based Fintech startup developing artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven non-credit risk rating services. Sigma Ratings, first launched at MIT in 2017, provides new insight on non-credit risk vulnerabilities, with a focus on governance and financial crime risk such as money laundering, corruption and terrorist financing. Sigma uses deep domain expertise coupled with advanced algorithms and big data analytics technology to unlock new insights that help global corporates, sovereigns, emerging market companies and investors make better risk decisions. Utilizing bo

Bahrain Fintech Bay appointment of Head of Business Development & Special Projects

Manama, 8 February 2018: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Khalid Dannish as the Head of Business Development & Special Projects at Bahrain FinTech Bay. Khalid Dannish will work closely with the management and board members of BFB to lead business development and special projects initiatives; and oversee the business development team in increasing service offering opportunities. He will also act as a liaison between the hubs strategic and founding partners, and work with them to meet their fintech objectives. Most recently Khalid was Vice President in the global market risk team at J.P. Morgan in London overseeing all spread and macro businesses across tea

Bahrain FinTech Bay partners with real-estate FinTech start-up, OffrBox

Manama, 4 February 2018: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”) and the Fintech Consortium (“FTC”) have announced today a strategic partnership with OffrBox, a New York City based Fintech startup that has developed an end-to-end real estate transaction platform where you can buy and sell residential properties online. OffrBox was featured as one of New York City’s Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2017. OffrBox has created an online market where participants looking to buy or sell residential real estate can list, search and review properties on the OffrBox online platform. The unique value proposition to customers is that once a property has been identified, participants can review detailed property docume

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