470. Insights: Middle East fintech - revolutionising the region's financial landscape

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Ross Gallagher is joined by some great guests to discuss how fintech and digital transformation is shaking up the financial landscape of the Middle East.

Ross Gallagher is joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss the transformation of finance in the Middle East and how fintechs are gaining traction in the region. Here to discuss the matter are:

  • Mike Cunningham - Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, Banque Saudi Fransi
  • Amir Fardghassemi - Founder and CEO, JinglePay
  • Kate Moody - Senior Customer and Product Lead at 11:FS

In recent years financial technology has been transforming the delivery of financial services across the Middle East. With the pandemic still disrupting our day-to-day in-person interactions, fintech is seeing an unprecedented surge in popularity in a land where cash is king. Sitting down with both sides of the digital transformation game, Ross and the group discuss the unique character of the Middle East financial ecosystem, how social media is shaping customers' expectations and the challenges that fintechs face when entering into a market where traditional legacy banks rule supreme.


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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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