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Saudi’s e-commerce boom attracting Shariah compliant fintech start-ups

The Saudi government’s aggressive push to develop its e-commerce sector for its cash-rich citizens in a bid to divorce itself from its...

Sterling Bank begins restructuring to pave way for digital Islamic bank

Nigeria’s 10 million potential Islamic banking customers are one of the reasons why Sterling Bank is overhauling its operations to lay the...

Sophomore Indonesian micro smart Sukuk in the works

In October 2019, a Yogyakarta-based Islamic microfinance cooperative broke new ground with its primary Sukuk issuance on blockchain using Blossom Finance’s SmartSukuk...

Indonesian unicorn lends magic to Islamic digital economy

Indonesians can expect to access more Shariah financial products through e-commerce site Tokopedia as the tech unicorn carves a new partnership with...

Pakistan to attract diaspora investments with digital Shariah sovereign instruments

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has laid the digital railway to enable citizens abroad to invest in Shariah compliant sovereign investment...

Egypt to set up fintech regulatory sandbox following approval of non-banking fintech draft law

Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) has approved a draft law to develop and regulate fintech in non-banking activities, just weeks after forming...

Islamic fintech in 2020: A silver lining amid coronavirus storm

2020 is tumultuous to say the least. The global economy is kneecapped as countless industries continue to suffer from the ongoing coronavirus...

IFN Fintech Survey 2020 Results

Throughout June to August 2020, IFN surveyed 142 founders and CEOs of fintech start-ups providing Shariah compliant services and products. Opinions and...

Could going digital be the shot-in-the-arm for Libya’s ailing Shariah finance industry?

Described by some as dead in the water, Islamic banking never took off in a meaningful way in war-stricken Libya despite efforts to convert...

World Islamic Fintech Awards 2019: Strength in diversity

After a global call for nominations and a lengthy deliberation process, IFN Fintech is pleased to reveal the winners of the prestigious World Islamic...

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Saudi’s e-commerce boom attracting Shariah compliant fintech start-ups

The Saudi government’s aggressive push to develop its e-commerce sector for its cash-rich citizens in a bid to divorce itself from its...

UK’s largest Islamic bank to boost digital offerings

UK’s first Islamic bank will be enhancing its digital offerings, encouraged by the strong uptake in digital channels by its customers.

SIBL first Islamic bank to implement digital onboarding; more to follow

Social Islami Bank (SIBL) has become the first Shariah bank in Bangladesh to enable a fully digital onboarding experience, setting the foundation...

Digital at its core: FWD Takaful to roll out new online products

When a Hong Kong billionaire invests into a Takaful firm, you can be rest assured it would make global headlines – and...

Allied Bank partners with Western Union

Pakistan's Allied Bank, which offers Islamic financial services, has collaborated with Western Union, enabling customers to conduct international money transfers with 75...

ALAMI joins hands with Islamic bank to support MSMEs

Islamic peer-to-peer financing platform Alami Fintek Sharia (ALAMI) has partnered with Bank Syariah Mandiri to provide SME financing nationwide.