Mapping Fintech Innovations in the Arab World

Source: CGAP

What does the fintech landscape look like in the Arab world? To better understand fintech in a region with roughly 140 million financially excluded adults and 13 million companies that lack financing, CGAP has conducted an in-depth desk review and 150 interviews to date with key stakeholders in various countries, whether start-ups or existing financial service providers, regulators, incubators, accelerators and investors. While this research is ongoing, this article shows some preliminary findings that suggest fintechs are setting the stage for further uptake of financial services in the future.

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