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Helped 6 countries develop enabling regulatory frameworks for Islamic finance, enhancing financial inclusion to over 15 million people

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Established award winning Ethical Finance Round Table series, running since 2010 and attended by over 450 delegates representing 83 organisations

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Launched the world’s first joint venture between Islamic finance and the Church,  promoted to over 5 million people worldwide
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Delivered over 27 CPD sessions to over 500 Islamic scholars across the globe

Latest Activity and News

Omar Shaikh delivers virtual lecture to World Muslim Communities Council

UKIFC Managing Director Omar Shaikh delivered a virtual lecture with the World Muslim Communities Council, on Saturday 5th December 2020. Entitled “Moral Economy and Green Recovery After Covid-19: Islamic Awqaf and Finance”, the lecture affirmed that Islamic finance is moral financing and a means to carry out community activities and achieve human happiness.  He added:…

Second Islamic Finance & SDG Taskforce meeting takes place

The second Islamic Finance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Taskforce meeting has taken place virtually bringing together over 50 global Islamic finance leaders. At the meeting, convened by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in partnership with the UK Islamic Finance Council (UKIFC), the SBP announced the launch of a country level working…

Why Islamic finance in the UK is not realising its $3trn potential (Arabian Business)

Britain has failed to deliver on a government commitment to boost the sector, says UKIFC founder & managing director Omar Shaikh in an interview for Arabian Business. The British Islamic finance market is facing a slew of challenges and is being held back by weak consumer awareness, according to one of the country’s top experts.…

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UKIFC Services

Advisory

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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