Exclusive: ‘Faith in numbers’ – Akmal Saleem, Rizq in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jun24

Exclusive: ‘Faith in numbers’ – Akmal Saleem, Rizq in “The Fintech Magazine”

It’s hard enough launching a new bank. That Akmal Saleem chose to launch a shariah-compliant lifestyle bank in the UK in the midst of a global pandemic, must put Rizq in the category of most ambitious startups of 2020. It was beaten out of the stocks only marginally by newcomer Niyah but, even then, it’s not exactly a crowded market: only a handful of UK providers offer banking services that strictly follow Islamic rules around money...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 16
Jun12

The Fintech Magazine Issue 16

In this of The Fintech Magazine, with Covid-19 putting a spotlight on the point of sale, we look at Regtech & SCA with G+D, Trulioo and Aptitude, and what it means for the future of payments. Neobanks galore! We catch up with exclusive interviews the CEO’s of the current and next wave of challengers to take on the world of financial services, including banks from five continents – Bunq, Rizq, free2, Mox, KudaBank, 220,...

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UK digital challenger bank Rizq eyeing summer launch
Apr20

UK digital challenger bank Rizq eyeing summer launch

Rizq, a UK-based Islamic digital challenger bank is preparing for its launch this summer, Akmal Saleem, the fintech’s co-founder and CEO, told Salaam Gateway. “We are building Rizq from a different angle,” said Saleem. “We are positioning Rizq from the Muslim lifestyle perspective. We want to solve mainstream banking issues for Muslims in the West, which is in line with their lifestyle.” Muslims in the UK still use...

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FF Virtual Arena: Digital Islamic Finance
Apr16

FF Virtual Arena: Digital Islamic Finance

Joining us in the FF Virtual Arena today is CEO of Neo Islamic Bank Rizq, Akmal Saleem. We ask the question as to why there has been no “Starling” or “Monzo” of Islamic Banking, no Digital Challenger. We also look at what it means from an ethical level to be sharia-compliant, and how to start a new bank in the midst of a global pandemic....

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