Cover Story

Al Rayan Bank makes history with debut Sukuk issuance

One of the UK’s foremost Islamic banks and the acknowledged leader in the Shariah compliant retail space, Al Rayan Bank in February broke new ground with the issuance of the UK’s first ever public corporate Sukuk. Based on a unique asset-backed...

Market Insights

Rosette Merchant Bank completes first acquisition of 2018

Rosette Merchant Bank in mid-February marked its first deal of 2018 with the acquisition of a 149,000 sq ft Tesco Extra supermarket and accompanying retail parade in Oldham, Greater Manchester, from UK construction group Bowmer & Kirkland. ...

Home & Away

REITs ramp up activity, railways pick up steam

In this section we track the appeal of the UK for overseas investors, as well as taking a look at the international activities of UK players as they continue to spread their expertise and influence around the globe. The past month has been a busy...

Company Focus

Norton Rose Fulbright

In a new segment for 2018, we take an in-depth look at the companies driving, developing and defining the UK Islamic finance landscape – the movers, the shakers and the innovation-makers who have made their mark on the market through their...

Company Insight

Bond Smart

BONDSMART, a pioneering fintech venture designed to provide mass affluent investors with a steady fixed income stream through online Shariah compliant channels, is turning one this month. With 12 months of activity under its belt, UKIF caught up...

News Briefs

News Briefs

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