Thursday, May 23, 2024

Vineeta Tan

Abu Dhabi getting serious about blockchain

The capital of one of the world’s most influential Islamic finance markets is moving...

Dubai government turns to P2P financing for SME support

The Department of Economic Development’s SME unit is rallying the support of a peer-to-peer...

Maybank Sandbox: One for all

The largest banking group in Malaysia has essentially created a global crowdsourcing platform for...

Al Baraka accelerates Islamic fintech agenda

An international Islamic banking group has partnered with a start-up accelerator program to nurture...

Dubai carves out new license class for fintech

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has introduced a restricted financial services license allowing...

Shariah payment app jumping on crowdfunding train

One of the most popular Shariah compliant mobile payment apps in Indonesia has forayed...

Indonesia to regulate digital banking and crowdfunding

Issuing for the first time fintech regulations about six months ago, the Indonesian regulator...

Islamic robo-advisor secures US$5 million seed funding; eyes global...

Angel investors from the Middle East have invested in a New York-based fintech start-up...

Pakistani Islamic crowdfunding start-up wins seed capital

Pakistan could very well welcome its first Shariah compliant peer-to-peer invoice financing platform as...

Bahrain joins fintech playground with new sandbox

The Kingdom of Bahrain has created a virtual safe space for international fintech firms...

World’s largest Islamic bank explores blockchain

Al Rajhi Bank, which holds the largest pool of Islamic banking assets globally, recently...

Indonesian P2P lender to spin off Islamic version

One of Indonesia’s latest licensed fintech companies hopes to capture the Muslim-majority market with...

Taking Islamic regtech by design

A new global regtech association is working on making the Islamic finance industry an...

Dubai opens application for fintech accelerator program

Dubai is competing with London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong to attract promising...

Islamic agri-crowdfunding platform to debut in Q4

The Shariah compliant crowdfunding community could soon welcome another peer as a Saudi platform...

Islamic fintech training services underway

One of the oldest Islamic finance qualification providers in the world has partnered with...

ICD to launch incubator for Shariah-friendly fintech

The private arm of the Islamic Development Bank is exploring the idea of setting...

IAP goes international

Malaysia’s Investment Account Platform (IAP) is raising money for its first foreign project, expanding...

Islamic investment manager turns to big data and machine...

Shariah compliant value-based asset manager Arabesque is leveraging on machine learning and big data...

Yielders secures FCA accreditation; founder upbeat on growth trajectory

After two years since it began the process of securing formal regulatory recognition, equity...

CIMB Group pushes fintech agenda with new DBS hire

One of the biggest (Islamic) banking groups in Malaysia has poached DBS Singapore’s head...

StanChart plans KL accelerator; eyes Islamic fintech start-ups

Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) is keen to replicate the success of its SuperCharger Fintech...

Investment managers to seize robo-advisory opportunity under new SC...

Malaysia has become the first country in ASEAN to license robo-advisors, opening the doors...

The UK’s first digital Islamic bank in the works

A young start-up has begun the process of setting up a digital Islamic bank...