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Middle East Digital Banking: A Landscape of Innovation and Expansion

Middle East Digital Banking: A Landscape of Innovation and Expansion

We proudly present our comprehensive report, "Digital Banking Revolution in the Middle East: Navigating the Future of Finance," which offers an in-depth analysis of the burgeoning digital banking sector in the Middle East. This document captures the essence of a region on the cusp of a financial transformation, propelled by digital innovation and a robust economic framework characterized by a significant population and GDP. 


About the Report 

The report charts the ascension of digital banking, with a detailed look at the Gulf Cooperation Council's leadership in smartphone penetration and online banking adoption, a shift from traditional transactions, and the integration of visionary projects like "Vision 2030." It maps out the proliferation of challenger and neo-banks, with the UAE at the helm and new entrants signaling a vibrant and competitive arena, where over 60 million users embrace digital-only banking solutions.


Our report emphasizes the unique approaches of Middle Eastern digital banks that prioritize affordability, accessibility, and tailored financial services, aligning with the region's diverse and dynamic customer needs. It dissects the strategic moves of key players, offering a granular view of innovative products and services that cater to various demographics, including expatriates and the tech-savvy youth.


The document is not merely a narrative but a strategic tool, presenting actionable insights for stakeholders, from banking executives to fintech innovators, who aim to navigate this fast-evolving landscape. It is a testament to our commitment to providing the latest data, trends, and forecasts to guide strategic decision-making in this exciting era of digital finance.


Embark on this journey with us and unlock the potential of digital banking in the Middle East, where tradition meets innovation, and opportunities abound for those ready to harness the power of technology in finance.


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Here is a non-exhaustive list of the contents:  

- Overview of the Middle East landscape: The Middle East Economy, Digital Surge in the Middle East, New Banking Era, Balancing tradition and innovation, Banking Sector Ascendancy, Exceling Amidst Uncertainty, Banks Profits, Islamic Finance and Vision 2030

- Overview per country: Nations Redefining the Financial Landscape, Open Banking (OB), Egypt 

Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

- Consolidated Contries'Analysis: Levels of digital banking adoption, Comparing countries analysis  

Opportunity Edge Index vs Competitiveness Index.

- Benchmarking of Leading players: Characteristics of Digital Banking, Number of challenger and neo-banks, Neo-banking map, The customer base of digital banks, Value Proposition & App Experience analysis, Product Strategy, Emerging Trends.

- Overview of findings: Market, Development & Competition and Countries Perspectives.


In this report we cover the following digital players: 

  • Bahrein: Ila 

  • Egypt: mnt-halan 

  • Kuwait: Weway 

  • Iran: Bankino 

  • Israel: Pepper and Neema 

  • Saudi Arabia: STC Pay 

  • Turkey: Papara, Ininal and Colendi 

  • United Arab Emirates : Mashreq neo, bankiom and Liv 

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