Beyond convenience: Why banks strive to go cashless

Mashreq, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, is one of the most active banks in the UAE. The bank sees technology as a key area of innovation and is making huge investments in digitisation to differentiate itself. While Mashreq has ... ( read original story ...)

Digitisation makes banking simple and more enjoyable

That is really exciting for a bank like Mashreq," Som explained. Mashreq, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, is one of the most active banks in the UAE and for the last two decades has focused on innovation as its competitive differentiator. ( read original story ...)

17 UAE banks among top 100 Arab banks

BEITUT: A total of 17 UAE banks are among the 100 largest banking institutions in the Arab region, according to a new study conducted by the Union of Arab Banks, UAB. Saudi Arabia came second in the list with 12 banks, followed by Qatar (12 banks), Lebanon ... ( read original story ...)

Emirates NBD launches game to improve financial literacy

Emirates NBD has launched an edutainment mobile game, Banki, to promote financial literacy in the UAE. Through its engaging and informational interface, Banki will target the nation's youth to become economically aware at a young age and consider careers ... ( read original story ...)

Credit Card Dubai by Smart Finance

Credit Card Dubai by Smart Finance – Explore different credit cards so you can choose the one that’s right for you. … one of the Best Credit Cards offers for Expats Living In UAE and Enjoy unmatched privileges and benefits with Dubai Credit Cards,By ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai named as hottest real estate investment market for 2017

Cluttons’ Middle East’s Private Capital survey revealed that Dubai had overtaken London as the most attractive ... To illustrate the current state of alternative assets around the globe including hedge funds, real estate, managed futures, commodities ... ( read original story ...)

Hedge funds trim bullish bets on USA crude ahead of OPEC deal

Strength in Middle East crude benchmark Dubai may also further narrow its price gap against Brent, leading Asia refiners to buy more oil from the Atlantic Basin and the Americas, traders said. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery rose 5 cents to $ ... ( read original story ...)

Bad times ahead for public pension, insurance investors

Dubai: A significant number of institutional investors expect ... increased target allocations to private equity and real estate. Overall, the appetite for hedge funds is seen receding with over a quarter of LPs planning to reduce their target allocations ... ( read original story ...)