It has been just over 10 years since the UK Treasury and the Financial Services Authority bought the home purchase plan scheme of Shariah compliance mortgages in the UK within their regulatory remit. The growth of Islamic real estate finance in the UK in the past 10 years has been tremendous. There are now around 20 financial institutions that offer Islamic finance services with five fully Shariah compliant banks. The UK has grown to become the western hub for Islamic finance globally. Lingxi Wang provides further insight.