MENA-based payment processing service Amazon Payment Services has launched the Amazon FinTech Lab in the DIFC Innovation Hub on Tuesday to support regional fintech companies.
The initiative will serve the DIFC Innovation Hub, which is a dedicated zone for innovators and investors, by providing a forum for discussions on digital payments on digital payments and the future of the FinTech industry, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Through the Amazon Fintech Lab, we work with innovators and visionaries to turn exciting new ideas and concepts into transformational and disruptive forces in fintech,” said Omar Soudodi, managing director of Amazon Payment Services.
Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority said they were looking to drive the future of finance. “By choosing DIFC, Amazon Payment Services has the ideal platform to grow given they are now part of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia's largest and comprehensive financial, technology and innovation ecosystem,” he said.
The Amazon Fintech Lab has been designed to support innovation in fintech through networking and collaborating with DIFC’s community of SMEs, financial institutions and start-ups throughout an ongoing program of events. Various stakeholders and teams will be hosted in a variety of forums to discuss the different payment pain-points and come up with collaborative solutions for them, the statement said.
(Writing by Brinda Darasha; editing by Daniel Luiz)
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