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."

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Upcoming events

8th Emerging Scholars in Banking and Finance conference

Our eighth Emerging Scholars conference will take place on the 1st of December 2022. Registration now open.


December 2022


this event is open to the public

2022 Autumn Workshop with the Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST)

2 December 2022

The Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST) is pleased to announce that its next workshop will be hosted by the Centre for Banking Research (CBR) at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London, on December 2, 2022.

FINEST workshops are small meetings with an in-depth discussion (from top scholars) of a limited number of high-quality papers with the aim of fostering discussion among academics, policymakers, and practitioners about the evolving challenges facing banks.

We expect to accept up to six papers for presentation and a set of research proposals (in the “early ideas” session) from young scholars. We invite submission of papers in all areas related to financial intermediation, including bank risk taking, regulation, supervision, financial stability, ownership structure and governance issues, Covid-19, market structure and competition, and FinTech.




(October) Call for papers


this event is open to the public


Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK


  • Barbara Casu, Bayes Business School, UK
  • Angela Gallo, Bayes Business School, UK
  • Francesc Rodriguez-Tous, Bayes Business School, UK
  • Francesco Saverio Stentella, University of Rome III, Italy

Important dates

  • Submissions Deadline: 9st October 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: 23st October 2022
  • Conference Program Disclosure: 1st November 2022

Please, submit your paper (or research proposal for the early idea session) by email: info@finest-network.eu

Find out more and register now

Recent news and events

Henry Thornton Lecture

We've run the Henry Thornton Lecture series since 1979, each year focussing on monetary theory and policy. In May Professor Atif Mian delivered the 2022 Henry Thornton lecture.

Mais Lecture

Since 1978 Bayes Business School has hosted the annual Mais lecture. Over the last few decaeds we have seen speaches from notable figures in finance and politics including nobel prize winners and future Prime Ministers.

This year in February 2022 Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP delivered the 34th Mais Lecture in which he set out his vision for a lower tax economy.

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.

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