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P2P Platform Kapital Boost Partners with Genpro on Indonesian SMEs

Kapital Boost, a Sharia based peer to peer platform, and Global Entrepreneur Professional (or Genpro), have announced a new partnership to support the development of SMEs in Indonesia. The collaboration will see Kapital Boost providing funding to Genpro’s members who qualify and demonstrate strong growth… Read More

SME Crowdfunding Platform Kapital Boost Receives Shariah Pronouncement by FSAC

Singapore-based Kapital Boost, an Islamic SME crowdfunding platform, has received a Shariah pronouncement from the Financial Shariah Advisory & Consultancy (FSAC) on its “Murabaha” crowdfunding structure. Murabaha is an acceptable form of credit sale under Islamic religious law. Financial Shariah Advisory and Consultancy (FSAC) was introduced… Read More

Kapital Boost Receives Recognition as Social Enterprise Startup of the Year

Kapital Boost has won the Social Enterprise Startup of the Year award during the inaugural ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Singapore-based Kapital Boost is the first Islamic peer-to-business (P2B) crowdfunding platform in Asia. Launched in July 2015, Kapital Boost has… Read More

Malaysia: ASEAN’s First Country to Regulate P2P Financing

Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) announced last month that six P2P platforms were registered and would continue to be overseen by the Government of Malaysia, making Malaysia the first ASEAN country to regulate P2P financing.  The six platforms include B2B FinPAL, Ethis Kapital, FundedByMe Malaysia, ManagePay Services, Modalku Ventures,… Read More

Islamic Crowdfunding as a Solution for SMEs

The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been a part of Islam. Nine out of ten companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who were guaranteed heaven were businessmen. Today, entrepreneurs continue to be a driving force of the economy. The lack of financial support for small and… Read More

Malaysian Curren$eek Smartphone App Wins Visa/AIBIM Asean Fintech Challenge

Curren$eek, a smartphone app that tells users where to find the best money-changer rates, won the Visa and Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)’s Asean Fintech Challenge. The challenge was held in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum 5.0, to allow start-ups to… Read More

Islamic Crowdfunding Alliance Formed

A group of several prominent entrants in the crowdfunding sector will announce the formation of a new Islamic Crowdfunding Alliance or ICF Alliance on April 1st. Umar Munshi, founder of eThis Crowd (Singapore), M. Raafi Hossain founder of Narwi (Qatar), Erly Witoyo, founder of Kapital… Read More

Global Islamic Crowdfunding: A Perspective from Singapore

Islamic Crowdfunding has the potential to help us change our world for the better. When an online community unites and pools resources, this community has the financial and social clout and capability to create and re-create multiple aspects of the world and directly impact society…. Read More

German Crowdfunding Association Sets Reporting Standards Above & Beyond Legal Requirements

In a move designed to firmly establish the credibility of the investment crowdfunding sector in Germany, the German Crowdfunding Association (Bundesverband Crowdfunding) announced that its 21 member platforms have adopted common, and quite stringent standards for reporting to investors. These definitely raise the bar for crowdfunding standards… Read More

EthisCrowd Closes S$500,000 Seed Round. “First” for Islamic Fintech in Southeast Asia

Singapore-based EthisCrowd has closed a S$500,000 seed round for their Islamic real estate crowdfunding platform.  The funding round may be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The new capital was led by Azmi Global, a subsidiary of Asmi & Associates – a top… Read More

Islamic Fintech Alliance Launched

At the end of March, Crowdfund Insider reported the creation of the Islamic Crowdfunding Alliance. In the ensuing days in advance of the scheduled press conference the founders have repositioned their group as the Islamic Fintech Alliance (IFT Alliance). The creators of the new Alliance… Read More

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