The SWIFT Institute unites academic study with the practice of global finance through the funding of research grants on topics impacting the global financial industry. We aim to produce an ever-increasing body of research work freely available to all with the intention of increasing knowledge.

On this page you will find details of all research grants we have issued along with links to the published working papers for those projects that have been completed.

The API Economy and Digital Transformation in Financial Services: The case of Open Banking

by Markos Zachariadis, Pinar Ozcan

  • Warwick Business School
Future of Transaction Banking 2030 and Beyond

by Barbara Casu Lukac, Ruth Wandhofer

  • Cass Business School at City College London
  • Citigroup Inc.
Q1 2018
China Fintech vs the West

by Bonnie Buchanan, Cathy Cao

  • University of Seattle
Q4 2017
Regulatory Focus on Competition and Innovation in Payments Services

by Geoff Nicoll, Milind Saythe, Paula Chadderton

  • University of Canberra
The Insider Cashout Typology: Sharing Threat Indicators of Cyber Fraud via Intelligence Information Reports

by Casey D. Evans, Elizabeth M. Petrie

  • American Unversity's Kogod School of Business
  • Citigroup Inc.
Q1 2017
Mapping the Future Cyber Threat Landscape for Financial Institutions

by James A Lewis, William A Carter

  • CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Q1 2017
Defining a Taxonomy of Existing, Emerging and Future Cyber-threats

by Jason Ferdinand, Richard Benham

  • Coventry University
  • ISKM ltd
Q1 2017
CREST: 20th Anniversary Review

by Christiana Parisi, Hermann Rapp

  • Copenhagen Business School

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The SWIFT Institute is dedicated to fostering research and disseminating knowledge and information about the financial services industry. The Institute funds and publishes independent research and brings together academics and practitioners to inform, debate and learn from each other.