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Fintech research centre launched by Alliance Manchester Business School


Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is setting up a specialist centre to accelerate research into financial technology and develop solutions to challenges in the sector.

The Centre for Financial Technology Studies (CFTS) will examine open banking, cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence in financial services.

“The rate at which digital innovation is shaping the financial services sector has accelerated dramatically, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic. The Centre for Financial Technology (Fintech) Studies will ensure we can continue to lead on pioneering research that helps businesses to keep up with these ongoing developments,” explained Professor Markos Zachariadis, Chair of Financial Technology (Fintech) & Information Systems at AMBS.

“At AMBS we’ve always prided ourselves in being at the forefront of Fintech studies. The Centre will bring our experts closer together and enable us to combine our knowledge to accelerate research into new areas. By working closely with industry partners, we will ensure our studies relate to present issues and will have maximum real-world impact.

“The financial services industry needs new talent to drive the sector forward, and we hope we can play a key role in supporting future Fintech leaders.”

The centre will offer specialist courses and research areas for students and academics, as well as acting as a “knowledge-sharing platform,” to bring together Fintech firms and financial services institutions in Manchester and across the UK.

It will officially open next week.

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