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A pioneering report calling for an independent audit of Shari’ah compliance in Islamic finance will be launched today at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai. More information >

UKIFC Partnership with Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) Discussed on the BBC

Omar Shaikh (UKIFC) and Martin Palmer (Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)) appeared on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross to discuss a new and innovative partnership between the organisations which aims to promote a major shift in international ethical finance. ARC, UK-based international NGO linking religions with environment initiatives, was founded in…

15th Ethical Finance Round Table Focuses on Millennial Perspectives in Finance  

The latest Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table took place for a second time in the offices of Baillie Gifford. The topic for the meeting was the attitude of the millennial generation to finance and their potential influence on investment decisions. In a departure from the established format the meeting featured presentations from four speakers Iona…

‘How Ethical is Islamic Finance’ Thematic Workshop a huge success!

We are pleased to announce that our Thematic Workshop with the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in association with K&L Gates had a great turnout and was a huge success. There was a lot of passion, energy, provocation and engagement with the topics. More details about the thematic workshop will be published soon.

UKIFC Services


Providing advisory, reporting and consultancy services in relation to the establishment, promotion and regulation of Islamic finance.

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Ethical Finance

Exploring the relationship between Islamic finance and the broader ethical finance arena and promoting coordination and understanding between them.

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Training & Awareness

Promoting awareness and understanding of Islamic finance and its regulation as well as empowering Shariah scholars and finance professionals.

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Thought Leadership

Providing leadership on current issues in Islamic finance with a view to promoting robustness and stability in Shariah financial frameworks and market practices.

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About the UKIFC

A range of supporters discuss the purpose, aims and ambitions of the UKIFC in this short, informative video.