Building trust in Islamic finance products and services

Ali, Syed Nazim,(2017), Building trust in Islamic finance products and services. , Society and Business Review, UNSPECIFIED

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Purpose – With the increasing instances of malfeasance and frauds coming to light in the financial services industry, trust has become a key concern for customers. Fortunately, in the case of Islamic Finance, trust is a central tenet, and its importance can be seen through the emphasis of Amanah or trustworthiness that should be present in every financial transaction. However, it has been argued that the principle of trust has not been truly realized in Islamic Finance, or that there are still issues of distrust regarding anything which is obtrusively branded as “Islamic”. In this paper, the author will analyze the reasons for gaps between the expectations and reality of the finance industry today by looking at the main factors contributing to distrust among the different stakeholders and the perceived impact of the distrust on the industry and the general public. It then focuses on the past and ongoing efforts by academia to bridge these gaps between the different stake holder groups with the help of illustrative case studies as well as recommends future steps to be taken to ensure a stronger foundation of trust within the Islamic Finance community.
Keywords : Business, Business ethics, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Society and Business Review
Volume: 12
Number: 3
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ekonomi Islam
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 10:49

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