Islamic banking focus for forum
Abu Dhabi, October 7, 2010
The Islamic banking model will come under focus at an upcoming gathering of industry leaders and practitioners in Abu Dhabi.
The International Islamic Finance Forum Abu Dhabi, featuring a series of plenary sessions towards a values-led approach to Islamic banking, will take place on October 12 at the Le Royal Meridien Hotel.
The event will showcase a new interactive round-table format; panel discussions will highlight key issues affecting in the Islamic finance industry and the way forward.
The event will also discuss the results of a survey related to Islamic banking, conducted by research firm YouGov Siraj.
The survey revealed that 54 percent of consumers cannot differentiate between Islamic and conventional banking services. The reason cited was both banks provide similar products and services.
The survey also covered answers to the question: “Would the average customer prefer a bank that promises moral salvation or one which offers friendly, convenient service, value for money, and an envy inducing credit card?”
The results of the survey will be released exclusively at the forum. – TradeArabia News Service
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