848. Focus: Using open banking and open data to transform access to financial services in Bahrain

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848. Focus: Using open banking and open data to transform access to financial services in Bahrain

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 they take a closer look at Bahrain, a country which has championed open banking in the Middle East. They explore the fintech landscape in Bahrain and the impact open banking has had on it to date, the potential challenges they’ve had along the way, and what this tells us about how regulation and innovation can co-exist super effectively, and can foster a thriving financial ecosystem.

This week's guests include

  • Hasan Kazmi, Head of Digital Partnerships for CEMEA at Visa
  • Abdulla Almoayed, Founder and CEO of Tarabut


This episode is sponsored by Visa

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