Cooperative and islamic banks: What can they learn from each other?

Saeed Al-Muharrami, Daniel C. Hardy

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Abstract

Islamic and cooperative banks - including credit unions - are broadly similar in that they both share risk with savers. However, risk sharing goes along with ownership control in cooperatives, whilst Islamic banks share risk with borrowers also, and full downside risk with depositors. Islamic banking is consistent with mutual ownership, which may ease some of the governance and efficiency concerns implied by Shari'ah constraints. Greater risk sharing among cooperative bank stakeholders, along the lines of products offered by Islamic banks, may strengthen cooperatives' financial resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-94
Number of pages22
JournalAdvances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Ownership
Islamic financial institutions
Risk sharing
Downside risk
Stakeholders
Resilience
Islamic banking
Governance
Credit unions
Bank credit

Keywords

  • Cooperative banks
  • Credit unions
  • Islamic banks
  • Profit and loss sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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