islamic finance

Multiple awards and new chairman of Al-Rayan

At the beginning of February, Al Rayan Bank announced the appointment of Simon Moore as the Chairman of its board of directors.Moore replaces Robert Sharpe who is stepping out after four years of chairman’s role. Also serving as the chairman of Cambridge & Counties Bank , Moore was a member of the management board of […]

Record Year for UK’s Islamic Finance

The UK’s Islamic finance sector continued to grow in 2018 despite the economic uncertainty posed by the lack of a trade deal with the European Union in the aftermath of Brexit vote. The country witnessed its largest ever corporate Sukuk issuance and the launch of several new initiatives such as the Islamic Fintech Panel and […]

ADIB UK Finances US$51.23 million hotel acquisition

Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, closed a commercial financing transaction for the acquisition of a Travelodge Hotel located at London’s Heathrow Airport. The property was acquired by a Saudi-based client for GBP40.3 million (US$51.23 million), with ADIB providing GBP26 million (US$33.05 million) of […]