This timely book addresses the effects and implications of rapid technological changes within the financial services industry on Islamic finance and Islamic banks. Exploring current challenges, opportunities and threats, the authors provide an overview of how FinTech can operate within an Islamic context, under the Shari'ah principles or the Halal framework, for example. Examining the potential opportunities of Islamic FinTech from a socio-economic perspective, this edited collection will be of use to anyone researching FinTech or Islamic Finance as well as practitioners and policy-makers involved in banking and financial services.
Mohd Ma'Sum Billah is a Professor of Finance, Insurance, FinTech and Investment at the Islamic Economics Institute of King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is an internationally renowned Islamic finance scholar. He has served and contributed to academia and corporate industries for over 20 years providing management, teaching, research and problem-solving, particularly in the areas of Islamic finance and insurance (Takaful), and the Halal standard. Mohd has published 32 books and chapters in books as well as over 200 articles in journals and on social media. He has presented at numerous conferences, seminars, executive workshops and industrial training sessions around the globe. In addition, he has been affiliated with various companies, universities and financial institutions including central banks, international corporate organisations, governments and NGOs in his capacity as a member on boards, an advisor, a strategic decision-maker and a reformer with a strategic solution-provider. His areas of interest include Islamic finance and insurance (Takaful), crowdfunding, investment, Waqf, capital markets (Sukuk), social finance, the SDGs and FinTech.