The UK is now home to a growing 27 Islamic fintechs, ahead of Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).As of July 2020, IFN FinTech – a global network representing fintech’s Islamic segment – says it’s recorded 142 Islamic fintechs around the world.
Malaysia has 19 fintech start-ups, followed by the UAE with 15, Indonesia with 13, and Saudi Arabia and the US with nine.
The UK's Islamic fintech scene
The UK’s fintech start-up scene has seen some significant traction from Islamic-friendly – as well as focused – firms.My Ahmed, a sharia-compliant e-money platform, was accepted onto the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory sandbox in July.
In the same month, Islamic peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Qardus launched its services in the UK. So did sharia-complaint gold trading platform Minted, which plans to launch a digital bank in 2021. As did Kestrl, a sharia-compliant ethical banking alternative.
Since January, Islamic banking app Niyah and sharia-complaint digital bank Rizq have also launched in the UK.
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August 5 2020, read the full article at Fintech Futures: https://www.fintechfutures.com/2020/08/uk-leads-the-way-in-islamic-fintech-ahead-of-malaysia-and-uae...