Cover Story

UK government confirms its ongoing commitment to Islamic finance

Welcome to the inaugural edition of UK ISLAMIC FINANCE (UKIF), the first and only publication to focus exclusively on the evolution of Islamic financial services in the UK. This month, we are delighted to bring you an in-depth interview with MARK...

Market Insights

New liquidity facility expected in 2018

As part of its strategy to broaden liquidity provision to the market, the Bank of England (the Bank) began work in the second half of 2015 to assess the feasibility of establishing a Shariah compliant facility. What does this mean for the UK’s...

Inward Investment

The Middle East continues to dominate UK property investment

Qatar might be the biggest owner of London property, but other investors have shifted their focus to the provinces – and the strategy looks to be paying off. A string of strong regional deals over the last few years demonstrate a growing trend...

UK Abroad

UK agencies make inroads into new markets with government support

It has been a busy summer for UK Islamic finance players, with a number of landmark new agreements and initiatives with foreign partners expanding the reach of British firms overseas and emphasising the strength and expertise of the UK export. ...

Supervision & Oversight

APPG reconvenes to push forward Islamic finance agenda

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Islamic Finance (APPGIF) was re-constituted this summer following the general election in June, and has reaffirmed strong cross-party support for the development of Islamic finance within the UK, and the...


UKEF local currency initiative set to bring in new business

In recent months, UK Export Finance (UKEF, the UK’s export credit agency and a ministerial department of the UK government) has introduced two major developments that could have a very real impact on encouraging participation into Islamic finance...


Real Estate Roundtable: A positive outlook for UK property

Gathering market leaders and industry experts together for a frank and open exchange, the UK Islamic Finance roundtable is designed to provide invaluable insights into the most important issues affecting the UK market. For our inaugural issue, what...


90 North: In its own words

Philip Churchill is the co-founder and managing partner of 90 North Real Estate Partners. In this contribution, he offers unique insights into the UK and global property market from an expert perspective: outlining current opportunities and looking...

News Briefs

News Briefs

A brief but comprehensive summery of all the latest Islamic finance news with a direct impact on the UK market.