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Introducing Islamic Fintech
Thursday, September 8th, 2016

In a post published on our blog last year, we described Islamic Finance as ‘one of the next frontiers of crowdfunding’, saying that we  could certainly expect to see more and more ‘digital investing conducted under Islamic Finance principles’. Striking as it is, the utilization of financial technologies to enable the growth of a millennial… Read more…

Liquidity, Aggregators and the Secondary Market
Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The adoption of equity and debt crowdfunding has left most if not all policy makers and regulatory bodies challenged to find the right framework to properly regulate the array of platforms launching into the market. These platforms have given accredited and retail investors alike access to alternative investments they would not otherwise have. One area… Read more…

Securities Commission Malaysia Introduces Regulatory Framework for P2P Financing
Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), recently announced the regulatory framework for peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, setting out requirements for the registration of platform operators. Those interested to start a P2P financing platform can submit their application to the SC starting yesterday, May 2 2016. Last year Malaysia was the first country in South-East Asia to introduce… Read more…

Islamic finance: one of the next frontiers of crowdfunding
Monday, December 14th, 2015

“Muslims comprise approximately a quarter of the global population, and yet Islamic-based financial assets comprise only less than one percent of total global financial assets,” a finance expert observes. Digital investing could be an additional way to allow muslim investors around the world to invest in a Shariah compliant way. Islamic finance or banking was… Read more…

Malaysia Releases Guidelines for Equity Crowdfunding Platforms
Monday, April 13th, 2015

After adopting a legislation for online investing last October, Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) has now released guidelines for equity crowdfunding portals. In particular, the guidelines for equity crowdfunding platforms come on top of those developed for registered electronic facilities (REF), that is any “electronic facility where the component parts when taken together, is a stock… Read more…