09.12.2008 - At Islamic banks, a different kind of interest
From Njbiz.com: Roma Financial Corp., a banking organization started by a group of Italian-Americans in 1920, is looking to grow by setting up a new program targeting another ethnic group: religious Muslims. One big challenge is that a Sharia-compliant institution β€” one that conforms to Islamic principles β€” cannot charge interest on commercial and residential loans. β€œThe Islamic community in New Jersey is growing, and we believe this is an untapped niche,” said Peter A. Inverso, Roma Financial chief executive officer and a former state senator. .... Full Article: Source