July 20, 2024

FinTech firms across the Middle East invited by the UAEs Central Bank and ADGM for an Innovation Challenge


The UAE capital’s global financial hub as well as a free zone, ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market) in tandem with the CBUAE (Central Bank of the UAE) on this Wednesday had invited from across the region, FinTech players for competing in the annual FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge.

The Innovation challenge, that is held on year-on-year basis,strives hard for dual targets: –

  • For supporting larger potential Financial Technology projects as well as the firms that are in the contention to take part for the challenge mainly focuses on marking the requirements of local SMEs.
  • It also aims to quicken in the effective adoption of the regulatory technology (RegTech) solutions as in demand to enhance the overall better compliance conclusions as well as related governing processes.

Successful huge organizations would be awarded a $20,000 grant. The funds may keep aged in imitation of assist FinTech’s so he works cooperatively together with provincial agencies in imitation of develop proof-of-concepts (PoCs) because of their proposed solutions.

Sabri Al Azazi, head operating officer of the Central bank, stated that “The innovation venture comes as the most “opportune timing” and as well as it affords a “unique podium in imitation of facilitating a crux collaboration of banks as well as tech firms” according to administration live assessments underneath managed surroundings earlier than the aspects launch.”

“Banks and tech corporations are able in accordance with acquire real-life then close-to-real-life facts to simulate the manufacturing environment or user feedback of theirs modern FinTech products yet services.”

Richard Teng, head executive concerning FSRA, stated “The FSRA is thrilled to co-launch the innovation challenge through the ADGM Digital Lab in imitation of win the penalty factors faced by using the monetary capabilities quarter in the UAE and the broader region.”

He further added that “The tricky statements replicate the imperatives introduced respecting by means of the modern pandemic, as has accelerated the need to improve financing mechanisms for SMEs and digital on boarding.”

Corporate victors included First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank and as well as Etihad Credit Insurance desire employment along eligible Fintech firms in imitation of effect PoCs.

Successful PoCs intention keeps showcased at the Fintech Abu Dhabi 2020 Event who wish remain last of November about that year.

Additional funding upon in conformity with $40,000 can also stay furnished for gifted PoCs. The capital must support swiftness over their development. Many on this initiatives pleasure center of attention on improving SME financing or regulatory consequences within the Middle Eastern country, the stay financial institution confirmed.

The finalists and their corporate champions wish put into effect the PoCs of ADGM’s Digital Lab. Projects pleasure get hold of training out of the ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) yet the restrain bank.

The Digital Lab is a digital sandbox application or marketplace to that amount helps originate assistance and innovative projects. Applicants’ PoCs pleasure lies evaluated based totally about what well their proposed answer might also address relevant problems yet whether or not such do stay deployed into the UAE of a practical manner.



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