Mortgages: Islam

Treasury written question – answered on 29th November 2022.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Labour, Ilford South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will conduct a review of the availability of mortgages which comply with Islamic law.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

There are a broad range of mortgage products available on the market, including products that comply with Islamic law. Those wishing to take out a Sharia-compliant mortgage may wish to shop around and speak to a specialist mortgage broker in order to find the best possible product for them.

It is also worth noting that the UK is the leading western hub for Islamic finance, with more institutions offering Islamic financial services in the UK than anywhere in Europe or North America, including four fully licenced Sharia-compliant banks.

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