THE FINTECH & BANKING ISSUE
We’re thrilled to present you with this special edition of The Quarterly that revolves around the digital revolution in the banking and finance sector across the MENA region.
Digital innovations and fintech startups, are coming in to disrupt the industry. Many banks are embracing the evolving ecosystem and partnering up with new players to take advantage of the new opportunities opening up. There are signs that banks are beginning to embrace agile development, which is a massive internal culture shift.
The branch has been the center of the banking experience for decades, but today technology and consumer expectations has transformed the branch to just one touch point among several within a holistic customer-centric experience. We explore how banks have been embracing new technologies and redefining how, when, and where customers interact.
We have found that there are over 50 fintech startups across the region so we decided to map them out in their categories in this issue. We spoke to their founders, investors, and banks to investigate the current state of the fintech ecosystem across the region.
As always, I hope you enjoy this issue, and do let me know if there are any topics you would like to see covered in the future. It’s my wish that The Quarterly will become an essential part of your professional life, a resource that you depend on to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of digital technology.
Until next time! Wishing you all a wonderful new year.