Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB)

Islamic Bank of Britain – Weathering the Storm

The Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) opened its doors in 2004. Six years later in the summer of 2010, The Times newspaper described the venture as a flop. A couple of weeks after The Times article appeared, IBB had secured a £20 million capital injection from founding shareholder Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB), taking QIIB’s stake in the bank to over 80%.
However, some issues that still remain for IBB are:
- they have to come to grips is whether their position as a UK Islamic bank is tenable
- they will also have to deal with a more rigorous regulatory system.

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