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Joy Macknight

Strong demand for Islamic finance products to support sustainability goals

February 28, 2023

A global survey among Islamic banks’ retail customers found that the vast majority want their bank to offer products aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and most are willing to pay a premium.

Dubai Islamic

The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2022

November 3, 2022

Demand for Islamic banking continues to grow across Asia, while Saudi banks reap the benefits of high oil prices and a surging mortgage market.

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Islamic banks struggle to gain ground in the UK

October 24, 2022

Can a focus on digital and a fresh emphasis on ethical finance revitalise the UK's Islamic finance industry?

Giles Cunningham

The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.


The Banker’s Top Islamic Financial Institutions 2021

November 1, 2021

The Banker's 2021 Top Islamic Financial Institutions ranking highlights a resilient sector across the globe.

Ufuk Uyan

KTPB looks to the future

October 15, 2021

The chief executive of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank on its new digital initiatives and the outlook for Islamic banking in Turkey.

Kuwait watershed

A watershed moment for digital Islamic finance?

September 6, 2021

A new initiative allows Kuwaiti investors access to the banking sector in the UK in a way that is completely sharia-compliant.


Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech future

May 19, 2021

Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services.

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Islamic finance in Indonesia at a tipping point

May 12, 2021

Sharia-compliant lending made up 7% of Indonesia’s banking industry last year, but new initiatives should boost the sector.

GCC banks

The Banker’s top Islamic GCC Banks ranking

March 1, 2021

The Gulf region is powering global growth in Islamic finance, as The Banker's latest ranking shows. 

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