Islamic Versus Conventional Banks in Lebanon: An Empirical Study of Credit Risk Management

  •  Boutheina Hachem    
  •  Hiyam Sujud    


The aim of this research is to compare conventional and Islamic banks in various aspects of credit risk management processes. The study used 200 questionnaires, collected from 21 traditional banks and 4 Islamic banks in Lebanon. The results found that differences in the various issues of credit management between Islamic and conventional banks. Islamic banks are more understanding, aware, and cautious in their approach than traditional banks. Islamic banks are more efficient in assessing and analyzing credit risk than conventional banks. Lastly, Islamic banks are more used to credit risk mitigation than traditional banks.

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