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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 international innovation and finance. These initiatives unlock opportunities for FinTech ventures and global 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 activity, funding, 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 with 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 financial startups and scale-ups to launch, gain funding and expand into regional and even global markets.

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

Who’s Here

These are just some of the companies within the FinTech industry that are finding success in Bahrain:

Learn how FinTech business, NEC Payments, meets ever-increasing customer demands for FinTech services such as secure transactions across different devices and platforms.

Learn more about how Bahrain is supporting women in finance and technology and raising awareness of career opportunities both locally and globally through the Women in FinTech Bahrain business network.

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Additional resources

Download additional materials on Bahrain’s payments services sector to learn more about making a FinTech investment in Bahrain.

Fintastic Bahrain

What makes Bahrain the ideal location for both local and international FinTech companies to thrive and invest? Discover facts and data about the Middle East’s most dynamic FinTech Hub.

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CBB regulatory sandbox

Bahrain gives your company the platform to excel by creating an environment that that facilitates global FinTech investment, encourages business innovation and  financial inclusion.

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Financial services in Bahrain

Read this compelling case for international financial institutions to establish a regional base in Bahrain. Gain funding, access a talented workforce, repatriate capital, and more.

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Get in touch

Our team of experts are excited to support you as you learn more about making a FinTech investment in Bahrain.

Marwa Almosawi


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