A.M. Best Special Report: GCC Takaful Regulation Lags Market Growth, Creating Uneven Playing Field

According to a new report from A.M. Best Co. the development of Takaful regulation varies significantly between the countries of the GCC. As a result, the levels of policyholder protection differ from one state to another, which has created opportunities for Takaful operators to pursue regulatory arbitrage. A.M. Best believes the solution is a more consistent application of regulation, and therefore provide sufficient policyholder protection.