Tagged: sharia’h compliant

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

UK’s Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform Minted May Launch Digital Challenger Bank

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch in the coming months. Co-founder Shahmad Ahmed told Salam Gateway that his company has acquired regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to serve as an e-money business. He noted that Minted’s… Read More

UK-based Al Rayan, a Shariah-Compliant Bank, to Close Down Online Banking Platform, Services Will Only be Available via Bank’s App

UK-based Al Rayan, a Sharia-compliant bank, has decided to close down its online banking service by February 26, 2020. The move will now force its clients to switch over to the bank’s app-only financial services with only a short six days notice period. Al Rayan’s… Read More

Bahrain’s Shariah Review Bureau Certifies Blockchain Firm Algorand As Shariah Compliant

Boston, Massachusetts-based Algorand, a firm developing a scalable, secure, and decentralized crypto platform, has reportedly been certified as sharia-compliant. Bahrain’s Shariya Review Bureau (SRB) provided the certification, which indicates that the Algorand platform abides by the teachings and requirements of Islamic law. The certification could… 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

HelloGold Is World’s First Shariah-Compliant Gold Fintech Platform

HelloGold recently launched in Malaysia, is the first online gold platform to be endorsed as Shariah compliant by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors. The approval is predicted to give the company access to millions of Muslim customers around the region. The gold savings… Read More

Alchemiya Becomes First Sharia’h Compliant Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported on Alchemiya, a premium online subscription-based video on demand platform for Muslim entertainment, which launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £60,000 so that it may expand its already growing services. It was known as the first Muslim media company… Read More

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