A gateway to the GCC’s $2tn market, Bahrain has been a leading light in financial services for over 100 years. From world-class tech to game-changing financial regulations, Bahrain has worked innovatively and efficiently to build the region’s premier financial services destination.
Bank on a world-class digital ecosystem
Region’s first nationwide cloud-first policy
Nationwide commercial 5G
Region's first hyperscale data center: Amazon Web Services
Bank on regional pioneers
Always at the forefront of change, Bahrain is proud to lead the region in digital banking innovations, offering the Gulf’s most collaborative and agile regulatory system.
Region’s first nationwide FinTech Regulatory Sandbox
First in the region to launch open banking solutions, digital financial advice (robo-advisory regulation) and crypto-asset platform regulation
Region’s first comprehensive FinTech lab – FinHub 973
Home to MENA’s largest FinTech hub, Bahrain FinTech Bay
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lower cost of doing business
Bank on the region’s best business rates
Bahrain offers the region's best value operating costs - up to 35% more cost effective in Financial Services than the regional competitor set.
corporation, personal income and wealth tax
Bank on the region’s most liberal tax regime
Bahrain offers 100% foreign ownership across most sectors.
of the financial services workforce is Bahraini
Bank on our talent
When you invest in Bahrain, you gain access to a robust and reliable labour market and a highly skilled, bilingual workforce.