Specialist banking research, teaching and consultancy

The Centre for Banking Research promotes topical and high calibre academic research in banking. We host conferences and organise workshops and events to disseminate our research findings. We also foster the teaching of banking subjects to a high standard through MSc and PhD level programmes at Bayes Business School.

Drawing on the wide experience of our core and associate members, the Centre offers expert analysis of economic and business problems that affect the banking and financial sectors. We provide specialist consultancy to the banking and financial services industry, public sector organisations, regulatory authorities and governments. Our core and associate members maintain extensive links to industry and regulatory bodies, such as the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority, HMT, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Our team of international banking experts are regular commentators in the international and national media.

Message from the Director

"The Centre for Banking Research was founded in 2008, building upon a long history of banking research at Bayes Business School. Our mission is inspired by the vision of the founder, the late Professor Shelagh Heffernan, who believed in the importance of connecting academic researchers with practitioners and policymakers. The need for an on-going dialogue and for evidence-based policy decisions is of the utmost importance, in the context of fast changing technology and innovation impacting the banking industry. Our mission is to disseminate cutting-edge research and engage with a wide array of stakeholders, leveraging our network of excellence in banking research through publications, workshops and events."

Recent news and events

CBR Conduct Costs Project report launched September 2020

The Centre for Banking Research launched the CBR Conduct Costs Project report on 15th September, at an online event Monitoring Misconduct: Maintaining and Developing Banking Standards, where José Manuel Campa, Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA), delivered a lecture about bank misconduct, banking standards and public trust in financial institutions.

The CBR Conduct Costs Project report discusses the financial consequences of bank misconduct for twenty of the world’s leading banks, from January 2008 to December 2018.

Online risk assessment tool launched to monitor bank business models

In collaboration with academic experts from the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Centre for Banking Research launched the Banking Business Models (BBM) Monitor 2019 Europe.

For more research about banking business models visit the BBM Research website. Business model identification results of the BBM Monitor 2019 for Europe are available for all the bank-year observations upon request from the website.


Read the CBR report on "Brexit and Non-EU Banks: Challenges and Opportunities"

This report sets out the implications of the EU IPU proposals and the potential effectiveness of the delegation management model, as an alternative to corporate restructuring.