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Islamic investment manager turns to big data and machine learning

Shariah compliant value-based asset manager Arabesque is leveraging on machine learning and big data to analyze and screen companies in compliance with environmental, social...

Yielders secures FCA accreditation; founder upbeat on growth trajectory

After two years since it began the process of securing formal regulatory recognition, equity property crowdfunder Yielders has finally gained full authorization by the...

CIMB Group pushes fintech agenda with new DBS hire

One of the biggest (Islamic) banking groups in Malaysia has poached DBS Singapore’s head of digital banking to lead its fintech initiative, a significant...

StanChart plans KL accelerator; eyes Islamic fintech start-ups

Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) is keen to replicate the success of its SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator in Malaysia, and this time, with a keen focus...

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

Malaysia has become the first country in ASEAN to license robo-advisors, opening the doors for Islamic and conventional investment managers to begin offering digital...

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 in the UK, with eyes on formally launching in 2018. Like...

The gold rush: Islamic fintech firms giving ICOs the Midas touch

At a time when the traditional investment space is being flooded by Shariah compliant gold-based/backed investments with many claiming to be ‘firsts’ of new...

JOBS Act clears the clouds for HalalSky

After almost two years since its inception, Austin-based HalalSky is finally operational, and will soon open its offerings to the wider public. The Texan real...

Islamic crowdfunding platform takes road less traveled by Shariah banks – joining the UN Global Compact

An Islamic crowdfunding platform has carved a name for itself by joining the United Nations Global Compact, a feat very rarely achieved by Shariah...

Dubai begins to regulate Islamic peer-to-peer financing

Dubai has followed in the steps of Kuala Lumpur to formally regulate Shariah compliant crowdfunding activities and has recently extended its stamp of approval...

UK Islamic equity crowdfunder wins support from US technopreneurs

The thought leaders behind the lauded Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), signed by then-president Barack Obama, has joined the board of the...

Bahrain Islamic Bank to roll out fintech accelerator programs

Bahrain's oldest Islamic bank is taking the lead in harnessing the power of fintech by means of collaboration. Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) is hoping to...

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