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UKFin+ Wicked Lunch: Stablecoins

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Thank you to everyone who attended our first “wicked lunch” on one of the wicked problems facing Financial Services: Stablecoins. We had a brilliant discussion chaired by Professor Daniel Broby, a member of the UKFin+ advisory board and Professor of Financial Technology at Ulster University. Thank you to our fantastic panel of industry and academic … Read more

UKFin+ Financial Inclusion and Digital Technologies Collaboration Workshop

Last week UKFin+ hosted a Financial Inclusion and Digital Technologies collaboration workshop at The Studio based in Birmingham. The workshop was part of the UKFin+ spotlight on financial inclusion, running between April and November 2024, where we are promoting the development of collaborative research projects between academics and industry. In partnership with industry, policymakers, charities … Read more

Announcement: UKFin+ Financial Inclusion Spotlight

UKFin+ is an EPSRC-funded network connecting academic research to technological innovation within the UK financial services industry. Our primary goals are to foster connections, fund collaborations, communicate our findings, and coordinate a national research agenda. Our vision is a financial services market that offers a wide range of competitive, trusted, and socially relevant financial services, … Read more

UKFin+ Bristol Collaboration Workshop

Reflecting on a Day of Collaboration: Highlights from the UKFin+ Workshop in Bristol The first of our UKFin+ Collaboration workshops took place on March 6th at the MShed in Bristol. UKFin+ Director Professor Jing (Maggie) Chen was the mastermind behind the new format for the workshop and we were all thrilled with the turnout. The … Read more

New application forms and guidance

UKFin+ are always looking to improve the way we do things. Based on feedback received after our first funding call, we have decided to implement changes to the funding application process. Key changes include: Our new forms are available from here. We have new funding clinic dates available, please book here. If you have any … Read more


UKFin+ Hosts Second Funding Workshop in Northern Ireland, a Top 10 FinTech Hub The second event of the UKFin+ funding workshop series was hosted at the historic Ulster Reform Club in the heart of Belfast Town Centre. Attendees were welcomed into the Club’s Old Billiard Room, ready to discuss wicked problems in financial services. The … Read more

Professor Aad van Moorsel attends EPSRC Regional Showcase

Professor Aad van Moorsel, the Director and Principal Investigator of UKFin+, attended the EPSRC Regional Showcase event held at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester on Monday, 6th November. Aad delivered a presentation on the UKFin+ network titled “UKFin+ Funding Research Collaborations for Wicked Problems in Financial Services.” During the presentation, attendees gained valuable … Read more

UKFin+ attends CRAFT Industry Advisory Board Meeting

UKFin+ Directors Maggie Chen and Karen Elliott and UKFin+ Project Manager Sheena Robertson visited the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies (CRAFT) for their Fall 2023 CRAFT Industry Advisory Board Meeting 2nd and 3rd November 2023 at the Bank of America, New York.  The meeting was a tremendous success, delivering inspirational key notes on ESG and decentralized … Read more


The first of a series of workshops designed to give applicants the opportunity to discuss our funding opportunities, develop project ideas, and ask any questions they might have. The launch of the UKFin+ funding workshop series took place Monday the 9th of October at InSpace, an events and exhibitions space which is part of the … Read more

RESEARCH SEMINAR: Trading Patterns in the Bitcoin Market

15th November 2023, 15:15 – 17:15 Room: BD-02-036Ulster University , Belfast Campus, York Street Speaker: Professor Jing ( Maggie) ChenChair in Financial Mathematics at Cardiff University Despite the growing literature on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, we know relatively little about who are involved in trading, transacting and using these assets and how they behave. Examining … Read more