Dubai's DIFC registers three-fold increase in fintech firms since 2018

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The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) reported today it has registered more than 100 fintech companies, with the number rising three-fold since the end of last year. The figures show a three-fold increase in registered fintech companies since the end of 2018, with a steep rise through 2019 as fintech firms from across the region and further afield choose the DIFC as their business jurisdiction. DIFC said its fintech ecosystem more than doubled in size from over 80 to 200 companies in the last six months. Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority, said: "The significant rise in th...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.