It is suggested that the SBP makes amendments in the Digital Banking License Framework so that only Islamic licenses will be issued. This will ensure that future digital banks that are established in the country also operate under Islamic banking principles. Deposits in Islamic banking have grown more swiftly than in conventional banking. Hence, it is in the best interest of any new player in this market segment to offer Shari’ah compliant financial services than otherwise.
The Potential Opportunities with Fintech for Islamic Banking
Financial inclusion of the poor requires a different approach in product design, pricing and delivery. This requires innovation, flexibility, efficiency and committed leadership. Fintech can be a key catalyst in increasing the penetration and outreach of Islamic banking in Muslim majority countries.