Funding Details Now Available

funding details available now

We are pleased to announce that funding details are now available on our website! This includes important information such as submission deadlines and a comprehensive overview of the various funding types we offer. Make sure to look through the funding sections on our website and explore these details to maximize your chances of securing funding … Read more

Funding Clinics Now Open

online funding clinic flyer, sheena robertson

UKFin+ online funding clinics are now open for booking in September and October! Our Project Manager Sheena Robertson will be offering funding clinics for all potential applicants to our funding schemes. The clinics will give potential applicants the opportunity to seek clarification on eligibility, criteria and remit of our funding streams before submitting a funding application. … Read more

UKFin+ London Launch

We are pleased to announce the success of our second launch event for UKFin+, held at the Berkeley in London. The event was a resounding success from start to finish, with attendees both engaged and excited about the project and our goal to tackle wicked problems in the financial services and Fintech industry. We kicked … Read more

UKFin+ Birmingham Launch

On the 4th of July UKFin+ launched in Birmingham with a terrific event at The Exchange. Our photographer Amy from Creative Media at the University of Birmingham did a brilliant job of capturing some of the highlights. The event commenced with an overview of UKFin+ EPSRC funded Network Plus on FinTech in the UK by … Read more

The EPSRC attends UKFin+ launch

UKFin+ is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Financial Services NetworkPlus Fund as part of the Building Research Communities with the UK financial services programme. Grant reference: EP/W034042/1. We were pleased to have representatives from our funders join us at our launch events. We asked for a quote from Stephen Webb, our Project … Read more

What is a wicked problem?

UKFin+ is a £2.5M programme of funding, tackling wicked problems in financial services. But what is a wicked problem? ‘Wicked problem‘ is a term first coined in the 1960s/70s to describe problems that are resistant to solutions. These wicked problems cannot be solved, only managed through working together. UKFin+ will distribute funding to researchers and … Read more

AI and Data Science Conversion Masters Scholarships at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is offering 120 awards of £10,000 to upskill UK students from non-STEM and far-STEM degrees to progress into the AI and Data Science workforce. Scholarship funding will be prioritised for women, Black students, disabled students and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, to ensure that AI reflects the makeup of our society. … Read more

The Exchange: a history in banking

This beautiful example of monumental municipal masonry was originally a bank, built in 1933 as the headquarters of the City Council’s Savings bank. The bank was established in 1916 by Neville Chamberlain, an active member of the University’s Court and the son of its first Chancellor, Joseph. The Birmingham Municipal Bank was the first of … Read more

The Conversation article:

“Buy now pay later: Klarna is courting young shoppers with Paris Hilton and TikTok-style algorithms – here’s why it’s a problem” The rise of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) credit sees around 30% of the UK population now using BNPL services. However, new marketing strategies adopted by Klarna have caused concerns around underplaying overconsuming and borrowing … Read more