Cover Story

London Islamic insurance market picks up the pace

The UK is home to the world’s leading insurance market, Lloyd’s of London, providing specialist coverage through a unique platform enabling brokers from around the globe to bring their clients’ risks and negotiate face-to-face with the...


Market Insights

Key opportunity for the UK in ethical finance space

There is enormous potential in the SRI and ethical finance space for the UK to attract new Islamic capital – and make its mark in the arena of Shariah compliant socially responsible asset management. Although ethical investment is not always...


Inward Investment

Positive portfolios: Middle East investors pile into commercial property

Despite a rally from the pound that could make acquisitions more expensive for overseas purchasers, the past month has seen a robust pipeline of deals come to fruition for Middle East investors, who continue to pour money into the UK property....


UK Abroad

Pakistan offers fertile ground for technology financing

Last month London-headquartered Khalij Islamic closed a PKR160 million (£1.14 million) financing deal for Metis International, a Pakistani technology firm specialising in big data, the internet of things, analytics and defense solutions. One of...


Supervision & Oversight

Bank of England: A firm but fair regulatory approach

The UK has one of the most robust and egalitarian frameworks for Shariah compliant banking, and has worked with the industry to develop a level-playing field to ensure that Islamic financial institutions are not at a disadvantage compared to their...


Roundtable

Capital Markets Roundtable

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, three leading...


News Briefs

News Briefs

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