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Indonesia embraces securities crowdfunding as it turns to tech to develop capital markets

Starting 2021 on a productive note, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), has officially introduced securities crowdfunding to the Republic as...

Malaysia one step closer to Islamic digital bank dream

Joining its regional peers, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has finally entered the challenger banking race with its long-awaited digital banking regulations. The new licensing framework,...

Fintech start-ups new opportunity for commodity Murabahah broker as transaction volume from banks dips

Commodity Murabahah business from traditional Islamic financial institutions may have taken a hit due to the pandemic, but for broker Eiger Trading Advisors, this...

Bursa Malaysia keen to explore blockchain Sukuk

Malaysia’s stock exchange this month completed a bond on blockchain proof-of-concept (POC). IFN Fintech has learned that the bourse is interested to potentially execute...

SSC Capital prepares to unveil Tanzania’s first Islamic robo-advisor in Q1

Looking to strengthen its place in the Tanzanian Islamic finance marketplace, SSC Capital is looking to roll out another Shariah compliant product to bridge...

Oman’s CMA plans Islamic crowdfunding platform and Takaful blockchain project

Oman’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) is exploring new fintech initiatives including implementing distributed ledger technology for the Takaful and insurance sector as well as...

Ovamba’s digital trade finance solutions to enter Egyptian market

SMEs in Egypt will soon have access to Shariah compliant digital trade financing thanks to an African fintech start-up expanding into the North African...

UAE banks’ digital measures enhancing public acceptance of Islamic banking

The overall market penetration of Islamic banking in the UAE has fallen from 60% in 2019 to 58% in 2020, but there has been...

Investree to support women microentrepreneurs with Islamic microfinancing

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Investree, which offers both Islamic and conventional financing, will begin providing microfinancing to women microentrepreneurs, expanding its suite of products which...

Sukuk fintech start-up receives greenlight to test investment platform in Saudi

A fintech start-up has gained a license from the Saudi regulator to design, launch and operate a digital platform facilitating offering and investment in...

ADGM amends regulations to support fintech solutions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has amended its regulatory framework governing the provision of money services in...

UK fintech eyes Q1 2021 launch date for Islamic platform

Fintech company [email protected] Capital (SYME) is working on rolling out a Shariah compliant version of its Inventory Monetisation service with a view of completing...

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