Egypt e-payment leader Fawry to launch new digital bank by end of 2023

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Aug 2023

Fawry, Egypt's leading e-payment solutions provider, announced a plan to turn its online payment portal myFawry into a digital bank in 2023, according to a bourse statement on Sunday.

Digital banks. Adobe Stock.
Digital banks. Adobe Stock.


Fawry said the new digital bank will provide a variety of financial services, including payments, consumer lending, savings and investments.

The downloads of the myFawry application surged by 64.5 percent on an annual basis during the first six months of 2023, reaching 10.5 million, the company revealed.

Fawry added that the app handled EGP 5.3 billion worth of transactions in the first half of the year, an 89.1 percent surge from EGP 2.8 billion in the same period last year.

According to Fawry's financial statements, the company achieved total revenues of EGP 1.4 billion from January until the end of June 2023, representing a 42.4 percent annual increase.

Founded in 2008, Fawry is the largest e-payment platform in Egypt serving the banked and unbanked population.

Egypt has been taking impressive leaps towards digital transformation in recent years.

In July, the country's central bank issued rules for licensing, registering, controlling, and supervising digital banks.

In a similar vein, the Financial Regulatory Authority issued new rules for the use of financial technology (fintech) in the non-banking financial sector, which concern e-payment companies like Fawry.

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