Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nessreen Tamano

UAE banks’ digital measures enhancing public acceptance of Islamic banking

The overall market penetration of Islamic banking in the UAE has fallen from 60%...

Indonesia Stock Exchange supports Sukuk market with new e-trading platform

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has launched the Indonesia Alternative Market Trading System (SPPA),...

Tajikistani fintech aims for Shariah compliance and expansion by 2021

Tajikistan-based Alif Tech is gunning for Shariah compliance by next year, as does its...

Sophomore Indonesian micro smart Sukuk in the works

In October 2019, a Yogyakarta-based Islamic microfinance cooperative broke new ground with its primary...

Malaysia and Indonesia’s collaborative fintech framework likely to benefit Islamic sector

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, or Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), have signed an agreement...

Foreign companies keen to set up Islamic digital operations in the Philippines

A Qatar-based fintech start-up and a foreign bank have both expressed interest in setting...

Philippine’s digital banking guidelines to open door for Islamic digital banks

Shariah compliant digital banks could be a reality in the Philippines as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)...

Saudi issues draft regulations on debt-based crowdfunding as number of Islamic fintech companies grows

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has launched draft regulations on debt-based crowdfunding in the Kingdom,...

Wethaq Capital Markets expects to arrange first Saudi DLT Sukuk this year

Wethaq Capital Markets is gearing up to arrange the pilot digital Sukuk issuance coming out of Saudi...

LinkAja Syariah exploring other ecosystems including Waqf as it eyes one million monthly users

Newly launched LinkAja Syariah, Indonesia’s first Shariah compliant e-money platform, is exploring potential partnerships...