in

101 Top Arab World FinTech Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Arab World based FinTech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the FinTech industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Arab World FinTech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Khazna

Khazna

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A Financial Super App that offers easy to use, technology-driven financial services to Egypt’s underserved consumers and micro-businesses.

Paymob

Paymob

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Paymob is a digital payments enabler for emerging markets, helping small and large enterprises accept payments online and in-store.

Paymob

Cashew Payments

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Cashew is a payments platform that allows its customers to shop now and pay later in equal monthly installments.

Paymob

Stake

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Stake Properties is a digital real estate investment platform.

Paymob

BitOasis

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

BitOasis is a cryptocurrency trading platform offering a digital asset wallet and exchange to buy, sell, and trade.

Paymob

Shuaa Capital psc

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

SHUAA Capital psc is a leading asset management and investment banking platform, with c. US$14 billion in assets under management.

Paymob

Capiter

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Capiter is a B2B marketplace that provides a payment method that offers cash flow solutions for small to medium-sized businesses.

Paymob

Lean Technologies

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Lean Technologies is a FinTech startup that develops a platform to provide access to consumer financial data.

Paymob

Tarabut Gateway

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

MENA’s first and largest regulated Open Banking platform (AISP & PISP) that connects a regional network of banks and FinTechs via API.

Paymob

Sarwa

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Sarwa is an online platform that makes investing in global markets simple and affordable for investors in the Middle East.

Paymob

stc pay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

First licensed fintech company in Kingdom by SAMA, the largest digital wallet in the MEMA, and the first Saudi fintech unicorn startup

Paymob

Thndr

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Thndr is a financial services company that operates an app-based investment platform.

Paymob

Hubpay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Hubpay is an independently regulated provider of cross-border money services designed to increase financial inclusion in emerging markets.

Paymob

PayTabs

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

World’s simple and trusted payments since 2014. PayTabs is an award winning, global, B2B online payments Solution Provider.

Paymob

Mubadala

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Mubadala is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for its shareholder.

Paymob

NymCard

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

NymCard is a cloud-based issuer processor enabling financial institutions to build virtual and plastic card programs for their customers.

Paymob

NOW Money

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

NOW Money uses mobile banking technology to bring accounts and remittance to the unbanked population of the Middle East.

Paymob

Beehive

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Beehive connect businesses looking for finance with investors, building mutually beneficial partnerships for growth.

Paymob

Channel VAS

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The premium Fintech provider of Mobile Financial Services, Airtime Credit & Airtime Advance Services, Handset Loans and Big Data Analytics

Paymob

Gulf Capital

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Gulf Capital is an investment firm with experience in Growth Markets across Private Equity, Private Debt, Growth Capital, and Real Estate.

Paymob

Chari

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Chari is a B2B e-commerce and fintech platform for traditional proximity stores in French Speaking Africa.

Paymob

Ziina

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Ziina is bringing the next generation of financial services to the Middle East. Ziina is the UAE’s first peer-to-peer payment app.

Paymob

Mamo

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A bold and inclusive FinTech committed to empowering people to effortlessly access their money through simpler, faster, friendlier finance.

Paymob

Lendo

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Lendo is a fintech company that offers a peer-to-peer lending platform with core focus towards SMEs debt finance.

Paymob

Telr

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

An award-winning, Dubai-based start-up offering payment gateway solutions.

Paymob

Telda

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Telda is the easiest and fastest way to send, spend and save money.

Paymob

QNB Group

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

QNB Group is a government-owned commercial bank in Qatar.

Paymob

yallacompare

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

yallacompare is a Middle-East-based financial comparison platform that enables its users to compare banks and financial institutions.

Paymob

Nearpay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Nearpay is a FinTech company providing payment acceptance solutions to banks, payment providers and startups.

Paymob

HyperPay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Payment Gateway, PSP, Online Payment, Fintech

Paymob

Resal

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Resal is leading the prepaid gift card market by offering all in one prepaid gift cards and rewards solutions for individuals and corporate

Paymob

Klaim

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Klaim is an InsureTech platform offering a SaaS medical claim management and financing platform all in one.

Paymob

Lamaa

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Lamaa develops financial technology solutions to small and medium enterprises.

Paymob

SimpliFi

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

SimpliFi is on a mission to democratize payments by building the leading Cards as a Service (CaaS) platform for MENA and Pakistan.

Paymob

Foloosi

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Foloosi facilitating consumer-to-business card payments by enabling the business to display QR code to scan & pay.

Paymob

Qashio

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Qashio is a spend management platform that allows people to monitor costs, make payments with app credit cards, and handle payables.

Paymob

Tamara

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The leading Buy Now Pay Later provider in the MENA region

Paymob

BECO Capital

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

BECO Capital provides growth capital and hands-on operational support for early-stage technology companies.

Paymob

Mala’a Technologies

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Mala’a Technologies is a finance management app that helps manage finances and provides recommendations on finances.

Paymob

Raseed

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Raseed makes investing in the US Stock Market simple, easy and affordable.

Paymob

Loyyal

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Loyyal is a loyalty and rewards platform that brings interoperability to the currently fragmented industry.

Paymob

Alaan

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Alaan is a multi-currency spend management platform enabling SMEs to digitise their business expenses.

Paymob

Dawul

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Dawul is a platform that allows investors to share details of the financial status of their portfolios with other investors.

Paymob

Dayra

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Dayra empowers companies to offer financial services to their unbanked gig-workers and customers.

Paymob

Kashat

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Kashat is the first of its kind mobile app in Egypt designed to help micro businesses owners with small loans and other financial services

Paymob

Wally

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The easiest and fastest way to manage your financial life in one place. Get clarity. Get smarter. Get in-control.

Paymob

Distichain

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

SaaS B2B marketplaces, integrated ecosystem of service providers, blockchain-based verification, supply-chain, trade finance.

Paymob

Magnitt

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Magnitt is a startup directory that connects investors, mentors, and emerging companies in the Middle East.

Paymob

Xpence

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Xpence is the MENAP region’s first smart business spend platform for freelancers, startups, SMEs, and corporates.

Paymob

Datacultr

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Datacultr is the Global OS for Debt Collections for High Risk Lending, reduces defaults & NPAs

Paymob

MANAFA Capital

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

MANAFA is an investment marketplace for innovative businesses regulated by the Saudi Capital Market Authority

Paymob

liwwa

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

liwwa is an intermediary that connects investors and small businesses.

Paymob

Circyls

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Circyls is mobile app that help users to join public ones while ensuring authenticity, covers defaults and prevent frauds

Paymob

Shahry

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Shahry operates as a digital lending startup.

Paymob

PaySky

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Next-generation electronic payment solutions provider

Paymob

Hakbah

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Hakbah is a Fintech startup focusing on an alternative financial saving.

Paymob

Clearly

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Clearly is a digital bank in the Middle East.

Jahez Int'l Co.

QFIL Solutions

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

AI Driven FinTech solutions. Empowering Traders to Gain More and Risk Less.

Paymob

SkipCash

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

SkipCash is a mobile payment app that provides consumers and merchants with a convenient and enjoyable payment experience.

Paymob

Raqamyah Platform

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Raqamyah Platform is a regulated peer to peer (P2P) financing platform by Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA).

Paymob

Funding Souq

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Funding Souq ia digital lending platform that connects investors with established SMEs that are seeking business loans.

Paymob

Paynas

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Paynas is a digital platform that provides businesses with a tool to boost workforce management and payroll cards for their employees.

Paymob

Kamel Pay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Kamel Pay is a fintech and digital financial solutions provider.

Paymob

Zywa (YC W22)

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Zywa is the first neobank for teenagers in the Middle East and North Africa region

Paymob

Raseedi

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Raseedi is the first daily fintech App for underbanked masses.

Paymob

Lnddo

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Digital Lending for SMEs

Paymob

Invoice Bazaar

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Invoice Bazaar is a Fintech company that is focused on the financial inclusion of under-served Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME).

Paymob

MadfooatCom

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

MadfooatCom is a Jordanian P.S.C. company that provides online, real-time bill presentment and payment system.

Paymob

Cashee

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Cashee provides a prepaid card and digital platform to kids and teens.

Paymob

EdfaPay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Edfapay is a fintech enterprise that provides smart & efficient payment solutions.

Paymob

Xpay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Seamless payment and management platform for smart communities

Paymob

Remitex Technologies Ltd

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

DIGI is a financial institution’s digital compliance officer.

Paymob

Bringy

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

bringy helps customer get and claim insurance services in minutes

Paymob

Encore Pay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Encore Pay is a UAE-based FinTech and Payment solutions provider.

Paymob

NQOODLET

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

NQOODLET is an electronic platform targeting SMEs to manage their expenses, purchases through the credit cards given to the employees.

Paymob

cwallet

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

PAYROLL.PAYMENT.REMITTANCE

Paymob

Vneuron

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Vneuron provides Cloud and On-Premise Technologies for Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Digital Experience (DX/DXP).

Paymob

FinFlx

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Flexible pension plans for SMEs in the MENA region.

Paymob

Stake

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Real Estate Fintech / Investment Platform

Paymob

FinFirst Capital

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The”” SuperApp for everything finance and money.

Paymob

OnePay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

OnePay is a fintech startup that operates as a distributor of means of payment and aggregator of payment.

Paymob

Spare Payments

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Spare is an electronic payments business helping school campuses become cash-free.

Paymob

Sanad Cash

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Sanad Cash helps employees relieve financial stress by getting them instant access to their salaries between paychecks.

PointCheckout

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A digital payment method for small businesses. Cards, points, and crypto

Paymob

Pyypl

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Pyypl (pronounced as “people”) enables digital payments for the approaching 1 billion smartphone users in the Middle East and Africa.

Paymob

Arib

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Arib is a FinTech and digital broker for personal loans.

Paymob

McLedger

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Online bookkeeping services using technology to give businesses access to low-cost, accurate and fast accounting services.

Paymob

Agel

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Agel is Egypt’s First Islamic Fintech; aiming to provide alternative financing solutions that cater MSMEs unique needs.

Paymob

Verity

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Verity is a family banking and financial literacy application

Paymob

Solfeh

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Solfeh is a FinTech micro-lending platform, providing same-day emergency cash advancements to salaried employees.

Paymob

Felix

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Felix is a technology platform to seamlessly connects UAE insurers, intermediaries and their customers.

Paymob

Baraka

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Baraka develops a commission-free investment app for the GCC.

Paymob

Springbox AI

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Springbox AI is an AI-powered financial forecasting application designed to replace financial market investment service.

Paymob

Lune

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Lune is a single integration that unlocks the power of financial data, enabling institutions.

Paymob

MenaPay

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Blockchain-based, fully backed cryptocurrency to provide a secure and transparent payment gateway

Paymob

Dibsy

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Here to make processing payments simple.

Paymob

Monami Tech

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Monami Tech helps financial institutions to build efficiency and streamlines operations.

Paymob

Money Protects™ of MAB Innovations ROFR Co.

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Financial Services – FinTech

Paymob

Hollydesk

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Hollydesk is a platform that manages SME company’s daily expenses and accounts payable from end to end.

Paymob

Codex

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Codex is a hybrid financing and courier service.

Paymob

Amanleek

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Egypt’s leading insurtech startup that aims to simplify insurance, make it more accessible and hassle free for customers in the MENA region

Written by Mark Fitz

101 Top Arab World Energy Companies and Startups

101 Top Arab World Insurance Companies and Startups