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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 Agree Partnership with Ethical Finance Hub to Deliver an Islamic Finance Course in Edinburgh

The positive convergence of ethical and Islamic finance, coupled with the demand from a wide range of industry stakeholders keen to develop their knowledge and understanding in these overlapping areas, has led the Ethical Finance Hub to engage with the UKIFC to launch a unique and flexible executive education summer course offering in Edinburgh, Scotland. Despite the…

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…

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.