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A powerful and robust platform, set up for success

At the heart of a region in which the FinTech industry is projected to boom in the coming years, Bahrain is pushing forward with initiatives that will make it the Gulf’s centre for innovation and finance. These initiatives unlock opportunities for FinTech ventures and also financial institutions with a digital agenda.


The Central Bank of Bahrain is continuously introducing initiatives to provide the right mix of policies and products to enhance the quality and competitiveness of financial sector services.


The Central Bank of Bahrain introduced a regulatory sandbox that will allow FinTech firms and digitally-focussed financial institutions around the world to test and experiment their banking ideas and solutions.


The Central Bank of Bahrain plans to introduce crowdfunding regulation to enable the establishment and growth of equity, debt-based and Shariah-compliant crowdfunding activity.

An exceptional
local test market

The size of Bahrain’s economy and its highly connected and diverse population makes Bahrain the perfect test-bed for startups and scale-ups to launch and expand into the regional market.

“Meeting CBB regulations, has allowed us to be a much more rounded organisation, with
a much better resource base, giving us a platform or growth as time goes on”
Andrew Sims, Director & CEO, NEC Payments.

Who’s Here:

Learn how NEC Payments meets ever-increasing customer demands for secure transactions across different devices and platforms.

Additional resources

Download additional materials on Bahrain’s payments services sector to read at your own convenience.

Fintastic Bahrain

Discover the FinTech Hub of the Middle East.

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CBB regulatory sandbox

A framework to facilitate FinTech bustiness innovations and encourage financial inclusion.

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Financial services in Bahrain

A compelling case for financial institutions establishing regional base in Bahrain.

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Marwa Almosawi


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