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UK based IslamicFinanceGuru Secures £3.0M in Capital from Outward VC

IslamicFinanceGuru has secured £3.0 million in capital through a round led by Outward VC. Outward says it is pleased to confirm their investment in IFG, the UK-headquartered Islamic finance platform. Other investors include B&Y Venture Partners and angels. The platform has been designed to offer… Read More

Mobile-Only, Shariah Compliant Banking Solution Introduced by Boubyan Bank in the UK

Boubyan Bank has introduced a mobile-only, Sharia-compliant banking solution in the United Kingdom. The platform will aim to address the requirements of individuals residing in the Middle East who may have international banking needs. As noted in the announcement, Nomo will be providing a new… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Provider OVO Introduces Shariah Compliant Mutual Fund Product

Indonesia’s digital wallet provider OVO has introduced a Shariah-compliant mutual fund product, which reportedly offers a fairly low buy-in for a product of its kind (less than $1). It lets investors instantly cash out their funds in real-time. The Syariah Syailendra OVO Bareksa Tunai Likuid… Read More

Virtual Banking: Bank Negara Malaysia Receives 29 Digital Banking License Applications, Up to 5 Will be Issued

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s reserve bank, recently revealed that it received 29 different applications for a virtual bank license under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. This has come after a 6-month application period, which came to an… Read More

Fintech Firm Islamic Finance Initiation Network Introduces Operations in Oman After Partnering Alizz Islamic Bank

IFIN (Islamic Finance Initiation Network), the Islamic Fintech firm, has introduced its operations in the Sultanate of Oman by teaming up with Alizz Islamic Bank and Danube Home. Bahrain-based IFIN, a company that digitally connects Islamic finance service providers to retail outlets, aims to offer… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia and UN Capital Dev Fund to Support Islamic Fintech Innovation with Accelerator

Earlier this week, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), through its Center for Financial Health program, introduced an accelerator to support the Islamic Fintech innovation ecosystem in the Southeast Asian country. The program, known as the FIKRA Islamic… Read More

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

Islamic or Sharia-Compliant Fintech Sector in Qatar on Track to Grow Rapidly, Entire Global Ecosystem Now Valued at $49B

Qatar’s Islamic or Sharia-compliant Fintech sector is on track to record significant growth in the next 5 years, according to local sources. As digital transformations accelerate Islamic finance ecosystems worldwide, we are happy to share with you the Global Islamic Fintech Report 2021 produced by… Read More

MyMy, which aims to Become Shariah-Compliant Digital Bank, Partners Sukaniaga to Apply for Malaysian Virtual Bank License

MyMy, which aims to become the world’s first Shariah-compliant digital bank, and digital loan platform Sukaniaga Sdn Bhd recently confirmed their partnership which focuses on establishing a virtual banking consortium. They’re also planning to apply for one of the five digital banking licenses that will… Read More

Islamic ETF focused Investment Management Firm i-VCAP Acquired by Malaysia’s Kenanga Investment Bank

Malaysia-based Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd, a financial services company that offers investment banking, stockbroking and investment management services, has reportedly acquired i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kenanga Investors Bhd (KIB). The acquisition was made after obtaining approval from the Securities Commission of… 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

UK based Minted, a Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform, Is Planning to Launch Services this Month

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch its services this month. Gold has served as a safe haven asset during times of economic uncertainty, but mostly wealthy people have invested in the precious metal. Minted aims to change this trend… Read More

Indonesia’s Vice President Says Digital Technology and Online Payments have become “Absolutely Necessary” due to COVID-19

Bank Indonesia (BI), the nation’s central bank, introduced the seventh Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival (ISEF) this past Friday. The event took place virtually or online, which was notably the first of its kind in the country. Established in 2014, ISEF is an international event that… Read More

Digital Banking: Central Bank of the Philippines Is Open to Exploring Investment Opportunities from Qatar to Streamline its Financial Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, is reportedly open to exploring potential investment deals from Qatar. According to a BSP representative, these deals will focus on digital banking and Fintech projects. Arifa A Ala, the MD at BSP, noted that… Read More

There are Now 142 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking, and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on July 30, 2020, that there are now at least 142 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide Shariah-compliant products and services. As reported in late June… 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

There are Now 127 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on June 26, 2020 that there are now at least 127 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide a Shariah-compliant product. IFN says that it will soon… Read More

The Majority of Indonesia’s Shariah-Compliant Fintech Firms are Using the P2P Business Model

The steady rise and adoption in Sharia Fintech has transformed Indonesia’s trillion dollar economy, as the nation’s Muslim residents seek financial services that follow Islamic law and guidelines. Indonesia is notably Southeast Asia’s largest emerging market. It has turned into a hub for new companies… Read More

Shariah-Compliant Canadian Fintech Manzil to Give Public a Chance to Invest in its Operations via Crowdfunding Platform FrontFundr

Toronto-based Manzil, a Fintech firm that provides halal (permissible for Muslims) financial services and solutions including mortgages, wants to give the public an opportunity to invest in the firm via a private placement conducted on FrontFundr, a Canada based crowdfunding platform. Manzil’s management noted that… Read More

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