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Scotland Hosts Ethical Finance Summit

Earlier this month, Scotland hosted the Ethical Finance Summit organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which organises and coordinates a series of programmes promoting finance for positive change and bringing together leaders in Islamic and conventional finance from around the world. The summit aimed to “help define and shape the transition to a […]

Courage, Compassion and Confidence

So proud of the Know You More team and founders Tim Mart and Chirag Mehta for winning The Scottish Herald Digital Business Awards in the Social Enterprise category. Having won the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) International Award for Coaching last year, it was great to see Know You More being recognised on home turf. With […]

ICO vs IPO – How do they compare?

I’ve participated in IPOs and recently ICO’s and felt investors needed to better understand the key differences between the two especially as cryptocurrency mania sweeps the world. So let’s begin with an ICO which stands for an initial coin offering. A coin often referred to as a cryptocurrency gives the owner of that coin some […]

8 Technology Predictions for 2018

I’ve been “working” in technology since 1997 when as a student I landed a part-time job at our University of Calgary’s computer store (called Microstore, if I recall correctly). My working days were filled with Windows 95 troubleshooting, advising on software sales, and helping professors and fellow students configure their computers. There were no smartphones, […]

UK strengthens its position as Islamic Finance Centre

Introduction Islamic finance in the UK has continued to grow despite the economic uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote last year and the snap election in June. Islamic banks continued to demonstrate continued strength with record earnings from the Al-Rayan Bank, the country’s largest Islamic financial institution by assets. The first Shariah-compliant crowdfunding […]

There is no ‘cryptocurrency’

Ok, I know what you’re going to say: “But Suhail, everyone is talking about cryptocurrencies! How can you say they don’t exist?” You’re right, all the media and many Tom’s, Dicks, and Helen’s are talking about cryptocurrencies. When they are in fact talking about crypto coins. Let me clarify. The word “currency” is derived from […]

Discover a World of Opportunities

This week the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Scottish Business Network (SBN) will be hosting Scottish International Week. An amazing forum to learn and interact with some of Scotland’s leading businessmen and women with a track-record of success in new markets such as the Europe, North America, Middle East, and China. The forum will be held throughout the week, starting today […]

Dundee: Going Global

I’m visiting the city of Dundee, Scotland for the first time next week. Considering I’ve been in Scotland for almost seven years, it’s quite a shame it took me so long to break the Edinburgh-Livingston-Glasgow corridor to venture out to Dundee. I’ll be kindly hosted by RBS and joining my Managing Partner Russell Dalgleish for a breakfast seminar on Tuesday, […]