Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology

The primary mission of the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology is to conduct world-class, cutting-edge research at the intersection of finance and technology. The Centre engages in research exploring the transformative impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, mobile payments, cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding platforms on financial activities.  

This is a multi-disciplinary endeavour necessitating expertise in diverse domains such as information systems, data science, finance, artificial intelligence, behavioural science, and engineering. Consequently, the Centre engages with members from different groups within WBS, and across the University of Warwick and other HE institutions, both in UK and globally. Research that leads to high quality journal publications and has the potential to generate funding from granting agencies is encouraged and supported. 

The Centre seeks to drive three key pillars of research, focused on: 

  • The consumer – to explore innovative products and services to empower consumers and enable financial literacy 

  • The firm  - to explore the use of, and financial investment in, AI/ML technologies to drive processes and structures. Explore how digital strategies shape the future and emergent industry structures 

  • Wider society – to explore the influence and impact of financial technologies on wider society and behaviours. This includes cryptocurrencies and financial regulations, cyber security and public trust in new financial technologies and associated services. 


Our academics teach modules across the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Executive Education courses. Examples include Digital Ventures which explores the nature of digital start-ups from the beginning of the entrepreneurial project to the founders' exit, and Digital Finance, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies which teaches students how recent developments in fintech, paytech, regtech and insuretech will affect the future of finance. 


Supporting students and employers
Supporting students and employers

The Gillmore Centre supports MSc and MBA students who are undertaking related consultancy projects with organisations such as Barclays, JP Morgan and Amplify Global. We’re also involved in the annual FinTech Fest, which welcomes Fintech specialists and organisations to share industry insights and expertise with our student community, from Undergraduates to MBAs.

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Our lab
Our lab

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a collaborative space and computer lab, offering the latest technologies and tools to support your research. You can access our voice-to-text AI software suite, including Buzz Desktop App, Otter AI Premium, and ChatGPT 4, as well as virtual reality headsets and high-specification computers. Large wall screens also support collaborative team meetings, conference calls and presentations.   


Latest research news

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