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Application of Musharakah Mutanaqisah Home Financing as an alternative to traditional debt financing: lessons learned from the U.S. 2007 subprime crisis

Abdul Razak, Dzuljastri and Amin, Hanudin (2013) Application of Musharakah Mutanaqisah Home Financing as an alternative to traditional debt financing: lessons learned from the U.S. 2007 subprime crisis. Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 9 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2070-4658

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Abstract

One of the causes of the 2007 U.S. subprime crisis in 2007 is the use of traditional debt financing whereby the bank does not take risk of owning the property. Furthermore, the bank does not share its profit with customer and monthly instalment is pegged against market interest rate. This paper will initially examine salient issues (e.g. interest charges, indebtedness) faced by customers and banks during the crisis. Secondly, it will propose an alternative model known as musharakah mutanaqisah or diminishing partnership whereby the bank jointly own the property with customer and real rental rates replaces interest rate as a benchmark to the determine monthly instalment. In studying the rental rates, the hedonic pricing theory is discussed. It is argued that the musharakah mutanaqisah concept can address issues of the crisis through the application of the Shariah principles and necessary changes to the regulatory framework.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4433/30821
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr Dzuljastri Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 09:58
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 09:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30821

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