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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

Islamic Fintech Alliance Publishes Fintech Industry Snapshop Report

The Islamic Fintech Alliance (IFT Alliance) has published its inaugural report on the emerging Fintech sector for the Muslim community. According to Umar Munshi, the Chair of the IFT Alliance; “The Islamic Fintech Alliance seeks to actively engage the stakeholders of the Islamic Economy to… 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

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

Singapore Based EthisCrowd Recognized as Best Islamic Crowdfunding Platform

EthisCrowd has been recognized as the Best Islamic Crowdfunding Platform for its social impact real estate campaigns in Indonesia. The Singapore-based platform received the award at the 6th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2016, in Jakarta recently. President Joko Widodo was the guest of honor and also… Read More

World’s First Islamic Endowment Crowdfunding Platform Launched

Tun Abdullah Badawi, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, has launched the Waqf (Islamic Endowment) crowdfunding platform or WaqfWorld.  Described as the “worlds first” the new platform was announced at the 12th World Islamic Economic Foundation Forum (WIEF) held in Jakarta this past week The… 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

EThis Targets S$1 Million Raise at Kuala Lumpur’s Global Islamic Finance Forum

Shariah-compliant crowdfunding platform Ethis hopes to raise up to S$ 1 million from executives participating in the Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) being held in Kuala Lumpur May 10-12, 2016. EthisCrowd.com claims the title of the world’s first real estate Islamic crowdfunding platform.  Based in… 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

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

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