Cover Story

Back on track: The UK returns to the sovereign Sukuk sector

Stephen Barclay, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, announced exclusively at the IFN Europe Event that HM Treasury will return to the sovereign Sukuk market in 2019 with a reissuance of its 2014 £200 million inaugural issuance, in a clear signal...


Special Feature

IFN Europe Forum makes a triumphant return to the UK

The IFN Europe Forum returned to London in September for the first time in four years, welcoming over 300 industry professionals at Mansion House for a one-day event on the 11th September that demonstrated the renewed vigour surging through the...


Market Insights

Exciting investment opportunities between the UAE and UK

Abdulla Al Awar, CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, discusses the close relationship between the UAE and the UK, and the strong opportunities for growth within the framework of the Islamic economy – including the potential for a...


Inward Investment

London remains top destination for international Islamic cooperation

The UK has worked hard to cement its role as a global investment hub and centre of expertise for Islamic finance, and continues to develop its domestic industry and open up its doors to participation, cooperation and investment from overseas. WAYNE...


UK Abroad

UK insurance firm makes inroads abroad with pioneering new policy

The UK’s first Islamic commercial insurer has joined forces with insurance giant American International Group (AIG) to make a bid for Middle Eastern business through a joint venture that introduces a pioneering new product – Shariah compliant...


Supervision & Oversight

Islamic investment could benefit from a review of AML and tax legislation

The UK is one of the most popular locations in the world for Islamic investment, and the authorities have done much to ensure it is an attractive and conducive environment to receive funds. However, in recent years there have been a number of...


Special Feature

London Stock Exchange gears up for Islamic finance expansion

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the third-largest exchange in the world, and already a favoured destination for international Sukuk issuers. But as the industry gathers momentum in the UK, the bourse has bigger and more exciting plans afoot....


Roundtable

Fintech Roundtable: Breaking the mold for banking tradition

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. This month we meet some of...


News Briefs

News Briefs

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