Opportunities in Emerging EMEA

  • EMEA region maintains large demographics with growing income per capita.
  • Usage of internet, social media and mobile apps are widely acknowledged and accessible.
  • Financial services are not fully aligned with global practice. Innovative products in financing, lending, payments, asset management, crowdfunding, etc would fill a gap.
  • Regulatory loopholes provide conducive environment for fintech entrants. Regulatory arbitrage offers benefits.
  • There is a spring of fintech companies across the board but it is still largely underdeveloped.
  • The following is a list of markets in which fintech promises potential: East Europe (Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine), South East Europe (Greece, ex-Yu countries, Albania and Bulgaria), Turkey, MENA (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE and Iran).