Research and Markets: Survey of Global Islamic Finance

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments


Research and Markets (
has announced the addition of the “Survey
of Global Islamic Finance – 2nd Edition”
report to their

Islamic banking has witnessed significant growth since it was formally
launched and has since been boosted by the repatriation of Middle
Eastern funds and economic development in that region. Given the
favourable demographic trends within core markets, growth is set to
continue. In addition, major international financial services firms have
launched Shariah-compliant businesses; The UK, US and Singapore all
witnessed the establishment of independent Shariah-compliant financial
institutions; and regulators of major Islamic banking markets agreed on
regulatory standards governing Islamic banking activities.

As the re-structuring of global financial services continues, and
previously well established financial players attempt to re-position
themselves with core audiences, many are arguing that Islamic banking
practices have shielded institutions and their customers from the
consequences of the credit crunch. As a result, shariah models have
gained favour with non Muslim customers looking for an alternative
financial model with a prominent moral foundation. At the same time
industry observers feel that the continued expansion of product lines
has the potential to blur the lines between Islamic and other more
mainstream’ types of finance.

Although the Shariah-compliant retail financial services industry is
still in the early stages of development in many markets, there are some
lessons and best practice issues emerging in the industry. This report
looks at the likely trends within this market and assesses the future
potential for growth in mortgage finance, credit cards and wealth


– This report provides an extensive analysis of the global Islamic
finance market

– It details historical values for the Islamic finance market

– The report provides a detailed analysis on key trends and drivers,
marketing strategies, and challenges in the global Islamic finance market

– It details the marketing strategies adopted by various banks

– It profiles the major banks operating in the Islamic finance sector

Reasons To Buy

– Understand Islamic finance

– Gain insight on the principles governing financial and business
activities in Islam

– Identify the growth drivers in the Islamic consumer finance and retail
banking industry

Assess the competitive dynamics of the Islamic finance industry

Key Highlights

– Islamic finance Assets-Under-Management (AUM) grew at 18.8% per annum
during the period 2006-2011.

– Iran alone accounts for around a 37% share of Islamic finance assets.

– Unlike conventional products in mature markets, where there is a lot
of competition, Shariah-compliant products have a ready market due to
significant customer demand.

– Customers of Shariah-compliant products tend to have a more favourable
risk profile compared to customers of conventional consumer finance

– Although Shariah-compliant vehicle financing is structured differently
by institution and country, one of the major issues being faced by
financial institutions is the lack of customer understanding of the
unique features of these Shariah-compliant products.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction to Islamic Retail Banking and Consumer Finance

3 Shariah-compliant retail finance products

4 Islamic motor financing

5 Islamic Credit Cards

6 Shariah-compliant insurance products

7 Key considerations in Islamic financial services

8 Case Studies

9 Wealth management: Islamic market

10 Malaysia

Companies Mentioned

– Bank Rakyat Malaysia

– Bank Islam Malaysia

– LaRiba

– Bank Aljazira, Saudi Arabia

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