Credit risk management pertaining to profit and loss sharing instruments in Islamic banking

Zeyneb Hafsa Orhan Astrom (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting

ISSN: 1985-2517

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide a new approach for the credit risk management process of profit and loss sharing instruments in Islamic banks.

Design/methodology/approach

Three credit risk management steps are elaborated for profit and loss sharing instruments.

Findings

First, a new credit risk definition compatible with profit and loss sharing instruments is done. Connected to this definition, possible credit risk factors are identified. Second, in terms of credit risk measurement, a general framework for credit scoring of prospective customer‐agents is drawn. Lastly, three groups of credit risk mitigation tools are suggested.

Research limitations/implications

The paper can be developed further by empirical analyses and case studies.

Originality/value

Even though credit risk is a well‐known and deeply elaborated financial concept in conventional literature, its unique characteristics in terms of profit and loss sharing instruments have not been sufficiently elaborated in Islamic finance literature. This paper is an attempt to fill in this gap.

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Citation

Hafsa Orhan Astrom, Z. (2013), "Credit risk management pertaining to profit and loss sharing instruments in Islamic banking", Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 80-91. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFRA-03-2013-0014

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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