Business Extra podcast: Brave new world of financial technology takes root in the UAE

Cutting-edge tech is fast becoming a significant growth area in the country’s economic mix

epa06330338 A woman pictured against the a display reading 'Abu Dhabi' at a booth during the Fintech Festival in Singapore, 15 November 2017. The second edition of the Fintech Festival, the largest of its kind internationally, brings together 300 exhibitors in the world of FinTech from 13 to 17 November.  EPA/WALLACE WOON

Host Chris Nelson talks to Craig Moore, the founder and chief executive of the UAE peer-to-peer lending platform beehive.ae, about the rise and rapid evolution of financial technology in this region.

While well established in the US and UK, fintech, as it is called, has only really taken off here in the past two or three years.

With the Government keen to push the growth of a knowledge-based economy and encourage the growth of the small and medium-sized business sector, how does fintech fit in with the UAE’s development plans?

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