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Bahrain: Batelco Expands Into the Fintech Sector Area

Bahrain’s telco Batelco has ventured into the monetary innovation (fintech) area. A report suggested the same on Saturday.

The company’s organization has thereby acquired the required licenses already. These licenses, issued from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), for instance.

While the new services would be titled the Batelco Financial Services. It will furnish customers, buyers, and small businesses with possible administrations.

Some include:

  • Digital wallet creation,
  • Cards issuance,
  • Bank accounts aggregation, and
  • Bank account transactions initiation on behalf of customers and third parties.


This would be a major step in the innovation across the telecom companies in Baharain. Computerized/digitalized banking and fintech service administrations have gotten progressively mainstream in the GCC.

Recently, Saudi Arabia granted licenses last month to two new computerized banks. Out of which, one of them, owned by Saudi telecom giant, STC. STC being a Saudi Telecom Company.

Last week, Kuwait’s Boubyan Group declared the dispatch of Nomo bank in the UK, as rivalry expansions in the advanced Islamic financial area.

Chief Adel Al-Majed guaranteed in a Twitter post on Wednesday that Nomo will be the world’s first Islamic advanced bank, notwithstanding Zurich Capital Funds Group in April reporting the dispatch of another loan specialist marked as RIZQ/BARAKA. Which, asserted would be the main bank to give all financial administrations on the web and as indicated by Islamic law.

In the UAE, a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) last October, showed that 70% of respondents said they are effectively looking for another bank, and 87 percent said they would open a record with a branchless advanced just loan specialist.

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