Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services
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The Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services (CRBFS) is an inclusive, collaborative research centre based at Nottingham University Business School.

Our aim is to

  • produce world-leading research
  • work with leading corporations and institutions to advance knowledge and understanding of risk, banking and financial services matters
  • provide an insight and commentary focused on financial services consumers and institutions 
  • provide clear analysis of bank structure and performance issues, including methodological advancements and commentary on regulatory changes
  • provide an  examination and scrutiny of risk and risk management issues widely defined to cover all sectors and areas of risk
  • advance the study of risk theory

CRBFS is affiliated to The Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research based at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia.

North Building by lake  



Our Research

Our research is informed by latest academic thinking, rigorous in approach and relevant in application.

We focus on a number of key themes:

  • Banking
  • Risk
  • Financial Services

Latest News

FISCAL Research Note -Trust in Financial Services: Benchmarking.

Article in The Conversation "Don’t expect queues around the block to buy the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks" by Robert Webb.

Article in FT Adviser Regulators fight for 'clean' information, The game that financial institutions and regulators play. By Robert Webb



The ESRC Seminars bringing together academic and industry experts in the areas in which the Centre is interested.


Connect withus







CRBFS, Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6607
fax: +44 (0) 115 8466686
email: jennifer.howis@nottingham.ac.uk