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  • FinTech

    Leverage ADGM’s best-in-class technology ecosystem and regulatory innovation.

    Abu Dhabi has one of the most vibrant and holistic ecosystem for the development and adoption of fintech innovation in the region, setting many 'firsts' for the MENA region in terms of regulatory innovation, industry collaboration and financing enablers.

    Recognised in the industry as the most progressive and innovative regulator pioneering the fintech agenda in the region, the FSRA is the first in the region to launch the ADGM RegLab, a regulatory sandbox that allows fintechs to test their innovation in a controlled environment under the guidance of the regulator. The RegLab allow us to have in-depth engagements with fintechs to understand the different business models and associated risks. In the process, we have to date developed some of the most comprehensive set of regulations in the region governing fintech and digital financial services.

    To support the responsible adoption of fintech and digital transformation of the financial services sector, we launched the ADGM Digital Lab, a digital environment where fintechs and industry stakeholders can co-create and test solutions to address challenges in the sector, with participation and supervision by the regulator.

    ADGM is partner and home to the global tech ecosystem Hub71, bringing together renowned corporations, national champions, and prominent investors to help founders grow and scale disruptive technology companies globally from the UAE capital.

    At ADGM, we are committed to playing an active role in collaboration with industry stakeholders to accelerate the transformation of the financial services sector in the region. Notably, ADGM organises the largest finance event – the Abu Dhabi Finance Week – in the region every year, bringing together the traditional and digital finance community and policy makers from the world over to network and collaborate on transforming the financial services sector in the region.

    Why set up your FinTech business in ADGM

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    Supportive and
    progressive ecosystem

    Support and mentorship from ADGM’s tech ecosystem and innovation partners including financial institutions, investors, accelerators, technology firms, academic institutions and professional service providers.
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    Risk-based and
    progressive regulator

    ADGM prides itself on being a risk-based and progressive regulator open to the use of technological innovation and welcomes engagement to support ideas for growing your business.
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    Global financial
    innovation network

    With access and connectivity to a global network of financial services regulators and fintech hubs, ADGM provides a bridging platform for fintechs to test and scale their products in multiple jurisdictions.

    Other fintech solutions

    ADGM RegLab

    The ADGM RegLab is a specially tailored regulatory framework which provides a controlled environment for fintech participants to develop and test innovative fintech solutions. The RegLab is designed to foster innovation within the UAE financial services market for both new market entrants and existing financial institutions.

    By creating a regulated, safe environment, the RegLab has been designed to allow fintech innovation to be tested without being subject to the full suite of regulatory requirements at the onset that would otherwise apply to traditional financial services firms. The set-up will allow fintech participants to explore and develop fintech solutions in a risk appropriate and cost-effective environment.

    The RegLab is for all participants active in the fintech space, from startups to existing, regulated companies. To qualify, fintech participants must demonstrate an innovative technological solution that is at the stage of development ready for testing and does not currently fall under our regulated activities. The solution should also contribute to the development of the financial sector in the UAE.

    ADGM Digital Lab

    The ADGM Digital Lab serves as a centralised hub for financial institutions and fintech firms to test and develop solutions collaboratively within the regulator’s own secure cloud infrastructure. It comprises a:

    • API Gateway, where participants can list their APIs for use by the community , and connect with one another to exchange and build synergies;

    • Digital Testing Environment, that is populated with digital toolkits to generate synthetic data and system images simulating core banking functions and IT operating systems.

    The ADGM RegLab is a specially tailored regulatory framework which provides a controlled environment for fintech participants to develop and test innovative fintech solutions. The RegLab is designed to foster innovation within the UAE financial services market for both new market entrants and existing financial institutions.

    By creating a regulated, safe environment, the RegLab has been designed to allow fintech innovation to be tested without being subject to the full suite of regulatory requirements at the onset that would otherwise apply to traditional financial services firms. The set-up will allow fintech participants to explore and develop fintech solutions in a risk appropriate and cost-effective environment.

    The RegLab is for all participants active in the fintech space, from startups to existing, regulated companies. To qualify, fintech participants must demonstrate an innovative technological solution that is at the stage of development ready for testing and does not currently fall under our regulated activities. The solution should also contribute to the development of the financial sector in the UAE.

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