Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions

Islamic mortgages in Bahrain

Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions and Khaleeji Commercial Bank will work together in a Commodity Murabaha financing facility worth$10.6m (BD4m) over a four year period.The Commodity Murabaha will be operating for working capital by Sakana.

Sakana and Khaleeji Commercial Bank in Medium Term Financing Deal

Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions recently gained access into commodity murabaha financing facility with Khaleeji Commercial Bank for BHD 4 Mil (equivalent USD 10.6 Mil) over 4 years.
The attendents at the signing ceremony were: Mr. Reyadh Yousif Sater - Chairman, Sakana, Mr. R Lakshmanan - CEO, Sakana, Mr. EBRahim Hussain EBRahim - CEO and Board Member, KHCB, Mr. Jassim Awadh - AGM Corporate & Wholesale Banking, KHCB, Mr. Khalid Turki - Executive Senior Manager - Corporate & Wholesale Banking, KHCB and Mr. Khalid Bucheery - Manager Finance, Sakana.

Sakana says Islamic finance will survive real estate slump

R Lakshmanan, Chief Executive Officer of Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions, said that Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) providing mortgages for off-plan properties are significantly exposed to risks due to delayed delivery and cancellation of several real estate projects, because the IFI owns the asset.
In addition, the mortgage providers have also been affected to fall in property prices and increased defaults due to job losses. His presentation focused on Ijara Mawsofah fi Dhimah (Forward Lease) structure of financing which is used by the mortgage providers for off-plan properties.
Lakshmanan also said that due care should be taken while preparing legal documentation with particular emphasis on penalties due to delayed delivery as this may have a financial impact on the IFI’s operating results. In addition, the IFI should ensure robust credit risk/control. Lakshmanan concluded that adoption of better risk management practices will enable growth of Islamic finance.

Sakana - BMI Bank in Islamic Financing deal

Bahrain-based Sakana Holistic Housing Solutions and BMI Bank (BMI), an associate of Bank Muscat, signed a Commodity Murabaha Islamic Financing facility whereby BMI Bank provided BD 3 Million funding for 1 year to Sakana towards working capital requirements.

This agreement is in continuation of a 2 year relationship which both organizations with Islamic financing facilities amounting to BD 8.2 Million extended by BMI to Sakana which were repaid on due date.

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