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SC Ventures Invests in Sharia-Compliant UK Fintech Algbra

SC Ventures Invests in Sharia-Compliant UK Fintech Algbra

by Fintech Information Singapore

April 15, 2024

SC Ventures, the innovation and ventures unit of Normal Chartered, has made a strategic funding in Algbra, a UK-based fintech that focuses on moral and sharia-compliant finance. The monetary particulars of the funding haven’t been disclosed.

Shoal, which is SC Ventures‘ sustainable finance platform, can even type a partnership with Algbra as a part of the deal.

Algbra, co-founded by Zeiad Idris and Fizel Nejabat, is reportedly the primary sharia-compliant fintech to obtain B-Corp certification and authorisation from the Monetary Conduct Authority as an Digital Cash Establishment within the UK.

The corporate supplies a variety of companies internationally, together with digital banking options that characteristic carbon monitoring, monetary wellness instruments, and a donations platform.

Algbra gives its full-stack proprietary expertise, together with its core banking platform, via its Algbra Labs division as a B2B Fintech as a Service (FaaS) answer, serving to establishments construct turnkey digital banking propositions.

The partnership between Shoal and Algbra is anticipated to boost each firms’ choices within the UK and increase their attain in world markets.

Shoal, which was developed by SC Ventures, can also be a B-Corp licensed entity that helps prospects obtain their monetary targets via sustainable investments.

Gurdeep Singh Kohli

Gurdeep Singh Kohli

“SC Ventures and Normal Chartered are dedicated to sustainable financing. We construct ventures with our purchasers in thoughts, which resulted in Shoal.


Combining the proposition with Algbra will improve the shopper proposition within the UK and our funding will speed up the supply of Algbra’s Fintech as a Service (FaaS) answer globally,”

stated Gurdeep Singh Kohli, SC Ventures’ lead for Europe and Americas.

Zeiad Idris

Zeiad Idris

“I’m thrilled for Algbra to be partnering with SC Ventures and Shoal.


What’s most enjoyable about that is the deep purpose-alignment of our firms to do good, and our dedication to transcend the UK to serve communities in Asia, Africa and the Center East.”

stated Zeiad Idris, CEO, Algbra.



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