02.08.2010 - Islamic Bank of Britain gets cash boost for sharia-compliant loans
From Independent.co.uk: A fortnight after it was revealed by The Independent on Sunday that Lloyds banking group had abandoned its landmark Islamic mortgage offer, one of its rivals has outlined plans to expand the number of home loans offered which comply with sharia law. The Islamic Bank of Britain has secured an extra 20m of investment from Qatar International Islamic Bank so that it can increase the number of sharia-compliant home loans and savings products. Under sharia, the payment and receipt of interest is banned, as is investment in areas such as arms manufacturing, alcohol and tobacco..............................................Full Article: Source
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