Introduction to Islamic Fintech: A challenge or an opportunity?
Rabbani, M. R., Hassan, M. K. and Rashid, M. 2022. Introduction to Islamic Fintech: A challenge or an opportunity? in: Hassan, M. K., Rabbani, M. R. and Rashid, M. (ed.) FinTech in Islamic Financial Institutions Scope, Challenges, and Implications in Islamic Finance Cham Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-27
|Authors||Rabbani, M. R., Hassan, M. K. and Rashid, M.|
|Editors||Hassan, M. K., Rabbani, M. R. and Rashid, M.|
Islamic finance offers an alternative financial system that prohibits the use of interest and other economic exploitations and intends to establish a just and fair economic system. The industry has seen some extraordinary growth, primarily in systemically important Islamic finance countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia. Fintech has evolved fast as a massive change-maker in the financial sector globally, with a focus to deregulate/personalize financial transactions at a lower cost for the customers and stable income for the financial institutions. While COVID-19 has pushed the Fintech agenda quickly forward, the use of Fintech has received momentum since the introduction of mobile payments. Islamic as well as traditional financial institutions are making an increasing amount of investment to offer services that are embedded into mobile applications. While Fintech adoption is a major barrier in countries with larger share of Islamic finance users, there are other challenges, and opportunities, awaiting Islamic financial institutions. This chapter provides a brief introduction to principles of Islamic finance and Fintech, and offers a description of potential benefits and drawbacks that influence Fintech engagement among Islamic financial institutions.
|Keywords||FinTech; Islamic financial institutions; Islamic banking|
|Book title||FinTech in Islamic Financial Institutions Scope, Challenges, and Implications in Islamic Finance|
|Place of publication||Cham|
|Online||30 Nov 2022|
|01 Dec 2022|
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|Deposited||23 May 2023|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14941-2_1|
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