Tagged: islamic finance

Financial Comparison Site RinggitPlus Introduces Digital Financial Planning Services for Malaysian Consumers

RinggitPlus, a financial marketplace that’s owned by Jirnexu, has introduced RinggitPlus Advance, which is a one-to-one digital financial planning service for Malaysian residents. As noted by its management: “RinggitPlus is Malaysia’s leading financial comparison website. Everyday we help thousands of Malaysians #GetMore for their money…. Read More

Mastercard, Network Int. to Support MENA Region Digital Payments, as [email protected] Launches Inventory Monetization Platform for MENA Countries

Mastercard has partnered with UAE-headquartered PSP Network International in order to introduce a digital platform with the goal of promoting the adoption of virtual payments across the MENA region. With this new digital platform going live this month, Network International plans to help its customers… Read More

Wahed Inc, an Islamic Fintech backed by Saudi Aramco, to Acquire UK-based Digital Banking Startup

US-based Wahed Inc, an Islamic-finance Fintech firm that’s backed by Saudi Aramco, is reportedly planning to acquire Niyah Ltd, a UK company that operates a digital banking platform for the Muslim community. Wahed’s management noted that they’re hoping the acquisition will allow them to offer… Read More

The Road Is “Wide Open” for Fintech as It May Become Primary Mode for Offering Financial Services, Says Malaysia’s Central Bank Asst Governor

Adnan Zaylani Mohamad Zahid, Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia), recently commented on developments related to Islamic finance, digital payments, and Fintech platforms and services. Zahid, whose comments came during the 3rd Islamic Fintech Dialogue (IFD2020) on December 1, 2020,… Read More

Nasdaq Dubai Welcomes Listing of $600 Million Sukuk by Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of $600 million Sukuk by the Islamic Corporation for the ongoing development of the nation’s private sector. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the Sukuk offering was allocated to investors based in the Middle East, Asia and… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Releases Sustainable Finance Report, which Highlights Benefits of Islamic Finance and SDGs

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), which aims to serve as a global financial center and hub for the MENA region, says it’s always working to ensure the economic well-being of its community members. ADGM has released its State of Sustainable Finance Report – which outlines… Read More

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and REDmoney Group Aim to Promote Financial Inclusion while Supporting Islamic Fintech Initiatives

The stakeholders and other ecosystem participants of the Islamic Fintech sector have outlined key priority areas that they believe will help with reinforcing and promoting financial inclusion in Malaysia. The REDmoney Group, an Islamic Finance News publisher, and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) have… Read More

IslamicMarkets, a Learning and Intelligence Provider for Islamic Financial Services, Receives Strategic Investment from DDCAP

IslamicMarkets Ltd, an established learning and market intelligence provider for Islamic financial and commercial markets (with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur), has reportedly acquired additional funding from the DDCAP Group. Both companies are committed to expanding the global Islamic economy and supporting the development… Read More

Shariah-Compliant P2P Lending Platform Qardus Launches in the UK, will Provide Financial Assistance to SMEs

An Islamic, or Shariah-compliant, peer to peer lending platform has been introduced in the United Kingdom. The new P2P lender aims to provide funding to the nation’s SMEs, which might be struggling to maintain operations due to the economic challenges created by COVID-19. Qardus, an… Read More

Samsung backed Blockchain Firm Blocko and Islamic Research and Training Institute to Implement DLT based Smart Credit Management System

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), has teamed up with Samsung-backed blockchain tech company, Blocko, in order to implement a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered “smart” credit management platform. As mentioned in a release shared with… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Fintech: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Corridor has Made Substantial Progress in Establishing Islamic Finance Services

Vinnie Lauria, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who established Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage VC company managing more than $250 million in assets, notes that his Singapore-based company has been watching emerging tech sectors across the Southeast Asia region. Lauria reveals that he’s seeing significant… Read More

UAE-based aafaq Islamic Finance Launches New Core Digital Banking Platform, Developed by InfoSys

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based aafaq Islamic Finance has officially launched its core banking, Islamic banking and payments platforms, which have been developed by Infosys. aafaq’s management confirmed that the financial institution has upgraded its digital, payments and Islamic banking with software designed by Infosys, an… Read More

Robocash Expands into Islamic Finance with Lending Service in Indonesia

Online lending company Robocash Group has moved into the Islamic finance sector via a partnership in Indonesia with Reliance Finance. Robocash has launched a new Fintech service providing personal financing in full compliance with the Shariah law. Robocash said the new service has been labeled… Read More

Muslim Business Network Looking to Create a Cryptocurrency to Help Islamic Countries Sidestep Sanctions

The Chairperson for the International Business Forum, an organization established in 1995 to “provide a trustworthy global business network, especially for Muslim business-people,” says the organization is going to create a cryptocurrency to help Islamic countries evade controls associated with the US dollar, which has… Read More

Ethis Wins Two Awards at Islamic Fintech Awards

Fintech Ethis, via its two online crowdfunding platforms, EthisCrowd and GlobalSadaqah, topped 135 nominees at the recent World Islamic Fintech Awards to win The Best Islamic Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform and The Best Social Impact Islamic Fintech Firm respectively. Ethis states that both platforms were established to cater… Read More

Al Hilal Bank Forms Partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market to Promote Islamic Finance

Al Hilal Bank announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, aimed at promoting Islamic Finance in Abu Dhabi and across the UAE. According to Al Hilal Bank, the Memorandum of… Read More

UK based Islamic Crowdfunding Platform Yielders Receives Islamic Economy Award

The UK’s first FCA regulated Islamic Fintech platform, Yielders, has been awarded the Islamic Economy Award in the Money and Finance category. The Islamic Economy Award is overseen by Thomson Reuters and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre. The Award recognises innovative world-class business initiatives… Read More

Ethis Joins United Nations Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Ethis Ventures, a Singapore-based Islamic crowdfunding platform, has joined the United Nations Global Compact as a signatory. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that assists companies in aligning strategic operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption…. Read More

World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists Acquires Narwi Waqf Crowdfunding Platform

The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP) announced last month it had reached an agreement to acquire Narwi, a micro “waqf crowdfunding platform.” With the acquisition of Narwi, WCMP seeks to advance its position in next-generation, global Muslim-giving. WCMP is a global network of affluent individuals,… Read More

EthisKapital Claims “World’s First” Licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding Platform

Malaysia’s EthisKapital has claimed the world’s first licensed Islamic P2P/Crowdfunding platform. The Securities Commission Malaysia awarded six peer to peer licenses, one of which is the world’s first license for Shari’ah-compliant P2P finance. EthisKapital will be focused on funding small businesses and real estate development projects…. Read More

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