841. Focus: Is the UAE the best place in the world for fintech?

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841. Focus: Is the UAE the best place in the world for fintech?

In season two of Fintech Insider Focus, in collaboration with Visa, our expert hosts, 11:FS' Benjamin Ensor alongside Visa's Hasan Kazmi, shine a light on fintech in different parts of the world. In the first part of this season we hone in on the Middle East’s booming financial sector, and speak to the people right at the heart of it.

In this episode we discuss the UAE, looking specifically at creating financial hubs in the region and the roles the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) & Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) are playing in the country and the wider region and how they are helping the growth of fintech.

This week's guests include

  • Hasan Kazmi, Head of Digital Partnerships for CEMEA at Visa
  • Nick Philpott, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, Zodia Markets by Standard Chartered & OSL
  • Uneesa Zaman, Founder of Uneesa Finance and fintech comms specialist


This episode is sponsored by Visa

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