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March 9, 2018

Will Bahrain-based PayTabs be able to Facilitate India’s Small and Medium Merchants?

As India is moving forward in the arena of alternate payment methods, a large number of international companies are making a beeline to leverage their payment networks. Bahrain-based PayTabs, a one of its kind payment platform which is available in 21 countries sees India as a huge potential market. The company is looking forward to…

March 9, 2018

Saudi start-ups build a platform for innovation

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is brimming with talent, creativity and the drive for innovation. Vision 2030, led by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, further corroborates the Kingdom’s support for aspiring youth and local businesses to thrive. These are six Saudi start-ups to look out for: YOUPOSITIVE YouPositive is an electronic platform founded by Zahra Al-Mohanna…

March 6, 2018

Is Bahrain the region’s next innovation hub?

The government of Bahrain is expecting 2,500 entrepreneurs from around the region to gather in Manama for its first Start-Up Bahrain Week, which kicked off on Sunday. The event is part of an aggressive strategy by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to turn Bahrain into a leading innovation hub for the Middle East and…

March 6, 2018

PayTabs: Founding partner of Bahrain Fintech Bay

PayTabs to collaborate with the largest dedicated Fintech Hub in the Middle East and Africa Bahrain: As key officials from the Bahrain Economic Development Board and the Fintech Consortium kicked off the launch of Bahrain Fintech Bay on 21 February 2018, PayTabs, the one-stop payment solutions firm announced it would be one of the principal…

February 21, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Bahrain-based fintech achieves early success

Paytabs’ payment gateway has acquired 19,000 merchants across 21 countries in three years Bahrain-based online payment gateway Paytabs has managed to onboard 4,000 new merchants in 2017, bringing its total customers to 19,000, according to Punit Dinesh Thakker, the Senior VP of Business Development. Such growth has triggered the company, founded in 2015 by Saudi…

February 21, 2018

Bahrain FinTech Bay highlights launch with announcement of startups and founding partners

Manama: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”), the largest Fintech hub in the Middle East & Africa, is pleased to announce its Founding Partners, coinciding with its launch today in Bahrain. BFB is the region’s largest fintech hub and will work with established industry leaders and new entrants from Bahrain, the region and around the world to…

February 21, 2018

Zawya: Bahrain FinTech Bay highlights launch with announcement of startups and founding partners

Manama, 21 February 2018: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”), the largest Fintech hub in the Middle East & Africa, is pleased to announce its Founding Partners, coinciding with its launch today in Bahrain. BFB is the region’s largest fintech hub and will work with established industry leaders and new entrants from Bahrain, the region and around…

February 8, 2018

‘Fintastic Bahrain Week’ from February 19 to 21

Manama : The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) announced the first Fintastic Bahrain Week from February 19 to 21. The week-long series of activities will bring together around 700 international and regional financial services experts to explore disruptive innovation across the industry. Hosting Fintastic Bahrain Week is part of the EDB’s efforts towards attracting investment and…

February 7, 2018

On A Fintech Drive

How Bahrain is seeking to diversify its economy away from oil, and attract Indian and global fintech startups and entrepreneurs It is a good time to start something in fintech in Bahrain,” says Vinod Nagar, VP, Marketing, PayTabs. “So our founder Abdulaziz Aljouf thought Bahrain more cost effective and we got really good support from…

February 4, 2018

Top 20 Fintech Startups In The Middle East

Fintech startups have created quite a buzz in the region, raising over $100 million in the last five years. Investment in this sector is well warranted, considering the fact that traditional banks have had limited success in the region, where 70% of the population do not even have a bank account. When it comes to…

January 16, 2018

MENA Startups Raised $560 Million In Funding Across 260 Deals In 2017, MAGNiTT Report Reveals

MAGNiTT, a platform that tracks and reports developments in the MENA entrepreneurship space, starts 2018 by taking a look at the year gone by and how it treated the region’s startups. Releasing its annual State of MENA Funding report, MAGNiTT finds that in 2017, MENA’s startups attracted US$560 million of investment across 260 deals. This investment activity constitutes a…

December 18, 2017

Keeping tabs on digital payments

Armed with a business degree, Abdulaziz Fahad Al Jouf left for the United States to pursue a second bachelor’s degree. He searched for an economical school in the US and landed in Missouri where he studied software engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During that time, he founded the first of several businesses, starting…

October 12, 2017

The Top Five GCC Startups to Watch Out For

The Middle East has risen, in a short space of time, from a digital backwater to a region of immense tech promise. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sits atop its valued metrics. The GCC was formally established in 1981, and includes all the Arab nations of the Persian Gulf except Iraq: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,…

August 21, 2017

[Official Press Release]: Leading fintech player PayTabs raises a US $20 million investment for its global expansion

PayTabs will create 4000+ opportunities in the next two years globally contributing to economic growth across several regions August 21, 2017 – Incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with head operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain, leading payment processor PayTabs raised a US$20 Million investment to support its products and global expansion. The expansion…

August 20, 2017

The 4th Revive Sharqiya Focuses on Fintech

Endeavor Saudi Arabia, August 19th, 2017 – Saudi entrepreneurs and experts in Fintech discussed the future of technology in financial services during the 4th edition of #ReviveSharqiya meetup. The event was organized by Endeavor Saudi Arabia, Wamda and Global Shapers Khobar Hub, part of the World Economic Forum community, and took place at Al Turki Business Tower…

August 7, 2017

Exclusive: Q&A with CEO of Paytabs AbdulAziz Aljouf

Al Arabiya English exclusively interviewed PayTabs Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz F. AlJouf for his contributions to ecommerce in the Arab world. PayTabs is economy payment processing and fraud prevention company built to provide buyers and sellers an advanced technology to pay and get paid according to the company’s website. The company has risen within the…

May 24, 2017

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April 27, 2017

PayTabs solution to boost e-commerce in Mideast – Published at Trade Arabia

PayTabs, a payment processing solution company co-owned by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures (Wa’ed), is set to launch its online

December 13, 2016

Mideast-based PayTabs to venture to S-E Asia next year

MANAMA, BAHRAIN: PayTabs, a premier gateway solution company in the Middle East, plans to venture into South-East Asia next year. Founder and chief executive officer Abdulaziz F. Al Jouf said the expansion into 10 countries in the region, including Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar, is aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). “We are not just…

November 9, 2014

Why Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center, Wa’ed, Invested in PayTabs

Wa’ed Equity advocates an approach that differs from typical Venture Capital functions that focus exclusively on one objective: profit. At Wa’ed Equity, the focus is not only on profit, but also on the creation of quality jobs and economic diversification in the region. Therefore, it is a Venture Capital function with a multinational agenda supporting…

Best Global Online Payments Solution 2017, presented by World Payment Congress

February 2018

The World Payment Congress recognizes players in the fintech industry who are converging to create the next level of possibilities in payments. Pictured here: PayTabers all smiles upon clinching the award in Mumbai, India – a PayTabs hub.

Abdulaziz Al Jouf, Founder and CEO of PayTabs, awarded The Asian Banker Innovation Leadership Achievement Award 2017

November 2017

The Asian Banker is a global leading provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry.

Pictured here: CEO with officials at the event.

Enterprise Agility Achiever, in the category of Payment Solution of the Year awarded by the KSA Enterprise Agility Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year.

May 2015

PayTabs recognized for its contribution to facilitating simple and trusted payments in the e-commerce world.

Startup Bahrain Week

Date: 3 – 8 March 2018
Venue: Bahrain International Circuit and others

From the lively Unbound Bahrain Festival, to an exclusive Meet the #Founders #networking reception, #Startup Bahrain week featured five events, four competitions, a hackathon and 50 speakers from Bahrain and the region.

Pictured: Highlights of PayTabs CEO Abdulaziz Al Jouf and Senior VP Business Development & Strategy, Punit Thakker, participating at these community-led initiatives .

Official Launch of Bahrain Fintech Bay

Date: 22 February 2018
Venue: Arcapita Building, Lobby & 3rd Floor, Bahrain Bay

As #Bahrain Economic Development Board and #Fintech Consortium announce the #launch of Bahrain Fintech Bay; PayTabs is privileged and honoured to be a founding partner of the largest dedicated Fintech Hub in the Middle East and Africa. Pictured here are PayTabers at the launch event.

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GCC Financial Forum 2018

Date: 21 February 2018
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Manama

PayTaber and Chief Digital Officer Philippe Berard speaks on the panel  ‘Payments at the heart of the system’ at the GCC Financial Forum 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

The forum was part of a series of events organized by the #Bahrain EDB to mark #FintasticBahrain Week.

Seamless Middle East

Date: An annual event that showcases the future of payments, fintech, ecommerce and retail
Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE

Establishing partnerships and collaborations are a core pillar of the payments world. Pictured here are PayTabers meeting and greeting clients and showcasing product innovations at past Seamless Middle East events.

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