CBB Volume 2: Contents

Central Bank of Bahrain Volume 2—Islamic Banks
Archived Part A
High Level Standards
LR Licensing Requirements
LR-1 Requirement to Hold a License
LR-1.3 Definition of Regulated Islamic Banking Services
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  • Arranging deals in Shari'a compliant financial instruments

    • LR-1.3.37

      Arranging deals in Shari'a compliant financial instruments means making arrangements with a view to another person, whether as principal or agent, buying, selling, subscribing for or underwriting deals in Shari'a compliant financial instruments.

    • LR-1.3.38

      A person does not carry on an activity specified in Rule LR-1.3.37 if the arrangement does not bring about the transaction to which the arrangement relates.

    • LR-1.3.39

      A person does not carry on an activity specified in Rule LR-1.3.37 if a person's activities are limited solely to introducing clients to licensees.

    • LR-1.3.40

      The exclusion in Rule LR-1.3.39 does not apply if the agent receives from any person, other than the client, any pecuniary reward or other advantage, for which he does not account to the client, arising out of his entering into the transaction. Thus, if A receives a commission from B for arranging credit or deals in investment for C, the exclusion in Rule LR-1.3.42 does not apply.

    • LR-1.3.41

      A person does not carry on an activity specified in Rule LR-1.3.37 merely by providing the means of communication between two parties to a transaction.

    • LR-1.3.42

      A person does not carry on an activity specified in Rule LR-1.3.37 if they operate an exchange, duly recognised and authorised by the BMA.

    • LR-1.3.43

      Negotiating terms for an investment on behalf of a client is an example of an activity which maybe regarded as activities of the kind specified in Rule LR-1.3.37.

    • LR-1.3.44

      The following are examples of activities, when taken in isolation, are unlikely to be regarded as an activity of the kind specified in Rule LR-1.3.37:

      (a) appointing professional advisers;
      (b) preparing a prospectus/business plan;
      (c) identifying potential sources of funding;
      (d) assisting investors/subscribers/borrowers to complete and submit application forms; or
      (e) receiving application forms for processing/checking and/or onward transmission.

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