Tagged: islamic finance

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

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

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