FinTech Around the World - Issue #472 June 13th, 2024

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In this edition of FinTech Weekly, we take you on a journey across the globe to explore the latest fintech innovations and trends.

From the surge in ChatGPT users in South Korea to strategic partnerships in the UAE and Switzerland, the fintech landscape is rapidly evolving. Discover how Deutsche Bank and Bitpanda are revolutionizing real-time payments, and learn about Mastercard's new program supporting fintechs in Western Europe.

Gain insights from leaders like Julie Arnoux of Wise and Abdallah Abu Sheikh of Astra Tech.

This and much more in this number of FinTech Weekly: discover top fintech news and events, and stay ahead of the competition!

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    The pan-African Ecobank Group has opened applications for the seventh edition of its Fintech Challenge, offering $50,000 in prize money. Serving over 32 million customers across 35 African countries, Ecobank's annual challenge invites early-stage and mature startups to compete. Aligned with the bank’s strategic objectives, participants have the chance to win $50,000 and the opportunity to partner with Ecobank to scale their solutions.



    Mastercard has launched "Mastercard For Fintechs," a program aimed at supporting fintechs across Western Europe. This initiative provides tools and expertise to help fintechs grow and navigate the challenging fundraising environment. The program offers education, networking, and exclusive tools to foster sustainable growth and profitability. Eimear Creaven, Division President of Western Europe Mastercard, emphasized the company's commitment to innovation and partnership in driving meaningful impact and supporting fintechs at every stage.

    The UAE aims to strengthen its AI relationship with the United States. Omar Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s AI minister, told the Financial Times that Microsoft's $1.5 billion stake in Abu Dhabi-based AI firm G42 marks the beginning of many collaborations. He emphasized the importance of cooperation with U.S. tech players. Microsoft’s investment in G42, announced in April, includes a $1 billion fund for AI developers. The UAE, with $2 trillion in sovereign wealth funds, seeks to reduce its oil dependence by becoming a global AI hub.