As a proven base for future expansion, Bahrain allows fintech and payment service providers to capitalise on their technology and develop regional operations using Bahrain’s advanced technological infrastructure, free economy and talented workforce.
Whether you are an early stage FinTech venture or a well-established financial institution, in Bahrain you will benefit from an advanced environment with unparalleled Islamic finance expertise.
Bahrain offers opportunities across all major aspects of ﬁnance, from banking and asset & wealth management, to FinTech, insurance and Islamic ﬁnance. Welcome to Business Friendly Bahrain.
Bahrain's business environment is constantly evolving for the better, through the simplification of processes, billions of dollars invested into infrastructure and real estate, and improved regulatory initiatives. Within this environment, the EDB also focuses on target sectors to drive investment based on areas of opportunity identified by economic markers.
At the heart of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain puts you in a unique position to export directly across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the surrounding region and the Arab world.
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March 29, 2017 The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), FinTech incubator and ecosystem builder Singapore Fintech Consortium (SFC) and Dubai-based asset management and advisory firm Trucial Investment Partners have partnered to develop a FinTech (financial technology) ecosystem and regulatory framework for the Kingdom. The framework role is part of a wider partnership collaboration [...]
June 14, 2017 Manama, 14th June 2017 - The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has announced new regulations to create a regulatory sandbox that will allow startups and fintech firms to test and experiment their banking ideas and solutions. The creation of the regulatory sandbox provides an opportunity for fintech businesses around the [...]
October 01, 2016 40 years ago, Bahrain established itself as the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first financial centre. Today, the Kingdom continues its commitment to being a regional pioneer by embracing the sector’s next frontier: Financial Technology (FinTech). Payments are a crucial part of FinTech, as traditional banking systems become increasingly digitised [...]
April 02, 2017 Manama, 2nd April 2017: His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) chaired the EDB’s board meeting at the organisation’s offices in Bahrain Bay. At the meeting, His Royal Highness stressed the importance of strengthening [...]
March 29, 2017 Around 800 financiers, economists, academics and policy-makers recently came together in Bahrain to determine how the GCC funds its future. These high-level delegates attended the sixth annual GCC Financial Forum, which took place February 27-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay, Manama. The event featured world-renowned speakers, interviewees [...]