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At Ummah Finance we are embracing the future of technology, and building the UK’s first 100% Shari’ah compliant and ethical digital-only bank.

Ummah Finance was founded with a vision to help people achieve their financial goals and aspirations in a way that does not compromise their faith and values; we also aim to support the growth of the Islamic finance industry in the UK. Our focus is on creating a mobile channel that will allow people to constantly manage their money from anywhere.

Mobile Islamic Banking

We will be the UK’s first digital-only Mobile Islamic bank that will be 100% Shari’ah compliant 

Secure Platform

Your security is at the heart of our operations & we will use industry standard systems that will be trusted by leading companies

We’re UK Based

We will be the first UK born mobile Islamic bank solely setup and operating from fintech Capital, London

The Team


Hassan Waqar

Chief Executive Officer
Hassan Waqar

Chief Executive Officer

Hassan is a keen entrepreneur and passionate about FinTech, Big Data, Digital Transformation, Islamic Finance. Hassan a Kingston University student and the founder if the First Digital Islamic Bank in the UK, Ummah Finance. Hassan is also the top 500 Islamic Finance Professionals 2018.

London, United Kingdom

Toby Mattheson

Chief Operating Officer
Toby Mattheson

Chief Operating Officer

Toby is an experienced operations, financial risk, and technology consultant. He has over 10 years experience designing end-to-end risk management systems and leading global implementation teams for banks and building societies. He has worked with financial institutes throughout the globe ranging from FinTech start-ups to universal banks.
“As COO, my role is to develop the internal processes and build the team in relation to making Ummah Finance a reality. I am responsible for helping to keep the daily operations of the business under smooth control. My main roles are to design and implement business strategies, plans, and processes, and to establish policies that foster innovation within the team.”

London, United Kingdom

Martin Luther

Head of Business Development
Martin Luther

Head of Business Development

Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) Business Information Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University and is well geared in sales and business development.

He believes in helping people achieve their financial goals and aspirations in a way which does not compromise their faith and values and believes Ummah Finance creates value for the community and customers based on their strong cultural ethics, rather than ideologies of making a profit.

“Being the head of business development and a co-founder, my main responsibilities are managing our strategy and operations all while keeping to our visions and values. I am also in charge of providing market feedback, research and developing our relationships and market position.

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Alpesh Doshi

Adviser and CEO of Fintricity
Alpesh Doshi

Adviser and CEO of Fintricity

Alpesh is a globally renowned thought leader in how organisations can transform and future-proof their business using emerging technologies, particularly around digital, big data & analytics and blockchain. He is focused on innovative thinking and practical strategies to add value for his clients fast and often, introducing the agile approach of working to digital transformation.

“As Founder and CEO, my role is to work with the internal and associates team to develop a vision and strategy and execute. My main role is business development, working with customers, partners and Associates to successfully create the right teams and help transform how our client’s businesses work.”

Ashley Freeman

Adviser and CEO of Gateway Law LLP
Ashley Freeman

Adviser and CEO of Gateway Law LLP

English-qualified Solicitor with over 20 years of international banking and financial services experience - encompassing strategic, transactional and regulatory matters - particularly in an Islamic context.

Unique knowledge of bank rescues and reorganisations - including mergers, acquisitions, conversions, administrations, restructurings and insolvencies.

Extensive knowledge of banking and financial services regulation.

Has documented numerous multi-million dollar credit facilities and bond issues (including several sovereign issues) and other complex funding transactions. Unique sukuk experience, particularly in relation to the Arab Gulf region.

Experienced in asset-backed finance, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, leasing finance and all Islamic financing techniques. Expertise in laws relating to real security (mortgages, pledges, liens, etc) as well as equity and securities funding, securitisations, investment funds, private equity, derivatives, payment systems, insurance & takaful.

In-depth practical experience of corporate and commercial law, real estate and trust law, financial crime (including fraud, money laundering, insider dealing), litigation and dispute resolution, including ADR.

Expert understanding of comparative law and cross-border issues, particularly the inter-play between common law, civil law and Shari'ah precepts and the role of private international law.

Mufti Faraz Hanif Adam

Shariah Consultant
Mufti Faraz Hanif Adam

Shariah Consultant

Mufti Faraz Adam was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Leicester. After completing college, he enrolled at Darul Uloom Leicester. After six rigorous and intensive years studying Aqidah, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, Usul, Arabic grammar, syntax, morphology and rhetoric, he qualified with distinction and was granted Ijazah in the above disciplines. He further studied in South Africa at Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah, where he completed his Mufti course under the auspicious tutelage of Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Mufti Husain Kadodia & Advocate Mufti Emran Vawda. Upon qualifying from the Darul Iftaa as a Mufti (juriconsult), he was accredited with: Masters of Arts in Islamic Theology with specialisation in Juristic verdicts (Iftaa) Master Diploma specialisation in Islamic Finance. Mufti Faraz has a Masters Degree in Islamic Finance, Banking and Management from Newman University. Furthermore, Mufti Faraz is a Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE™).

London, United Kingdom

Ali Seghir

Adviser and Chief Executive Officer at Seghir and Associates
Ali Seghir

Adviser and Chief Executive Officer at Seghir and Associates

Ali Seghair is Governance, Risk Management and Compliance specialist. Graduated from Western Europe Universities, he has more than ten years’ expertise in governance, emerging markets, financial inclusion, operational risk, internal control and compliance in the finance and commodity industries. Ali also advises government and private entities on strategy, risk, compliance and ethics through its own company. He has published several articles on Finance and is giving lectures on Compliance, Smart finance and Commodity challenges in the Muslim world in different universities.

Having successfully led these roles and eager to boost his career, he is now looking for his next challenge, possibly with an international perspective. Open to geographic mobility in Europe, North America or the Middle East.

You?

Want to join the dream team
You?

Want to join the dream team

We are a team with tons of experience which makes each member of our team unique. We are a bunch of innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs and futurists all geared to one common goal: To build the greatest bank on the planet.

At Ummah Finance we are committed to take advantage of new technology, business models and innovation to make a great banking experience and that is why we need you!

Take a look at our vacancies below and apply today. If we do not have a job role for you right now then please do email us your CV and the desired job role to recruitment@ummahfinance.co.uk and we might just be able to create the perfect job role.

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