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Kuwait’s central bank sets up test ground for fintech

Bahrain has created a fintech regulatory unit and Abu Dhabi and Dubai is cultivating a financial startup scene. Kuwait’s central bank has issued regulatory guidelines for companies wishing to experiment with new financial technology products and services, it said on Monday. Kuwait’s regulatory testing framework, known as a ‘sandbox’, will include four phases, with representatives from local banks joining a …

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Don’t hike fees due to VAT, UAE banks told

Central bank tells financial companies that they will absorb applicable VAT until further instructions UAE – The Central Bank of the UAE has asked local banks not to increase the existing fees for customers due to the upcoming value added tax (VAT). “Banks and finance companies will not be permitted to exceed the fees structure for individual customers because of …

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UAE central bank to set up cybersecurity department for financial institutions – governor

By Nada Al Rifai UAE central bank governor said a minimum set of standards for cybersecurity controls will be established in coordination with the National Electronic Security Authority The central bank of the United Arab Emirates has taken a set of decisions to mitigate cyber-risks that are likely to increase with the digitalisation of financial services, its governor said today. …

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