International Journal of Financial Innovation in Banking

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Enzo Scannella
ISSN online: 2055-6799
ISSN print: 2055-6780
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IJFIB provides a scientific publication outlet for the topic of financial innovation in the economics of banking. It focuses on financial innovation in terms of bank products and services, and bank production processes and organisational forms. This perspective acknowledges the complexity and importance of innovation in the financial intermediation industry. IJFIB aims to foster discussion and research on this fast-growing topic.


 Topics covered include

  • Creation, diffusion and adoption of financial innovation
  • Financial innovation models and drivers
  • Banking business models and new value chains
  • Process and product management
  • E-banking business models and practices
  • E-banking applications/portals/benchmarking and case studies
  • IT government/strategy/security and control
  • Outsourcing/process modelling and business process reengineering
  • Retail and wholesale banking services and instruments
  • Phone banking, mobile banking and trading online
  • Payment systems and payment instruments
  • Credit scoring and credit rating
  • Risk transfer financial instruments
  • Derivatives and structured products
  • New financial instruments

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The objective of IJFIB is to establish an effective channel for the discussion and exchange of ideas between researchers, academics, research institutions and professionals involved in research on financial innovation with reference to all types of banks (commercial, investment, mortgage, retail, wholesale and central banks). IJFIB aims to promote developments in the field of financial innovation, with particular reference to the development of incremental improvements to existing financial products/services/processes, and to the creation, diffusion and adoption of radical innovations in banking products/services and processes. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and promote the discipline.


IJFIB provides a specialised forum for researchers, academics, research institutions and professionals working in the field of banking and finance, innovation management and technology management, through which to disseminate ideas, to collaborate and cooperate, and to encourage research from a financial innovation perspective.


IJFIB publishes original theoretical and empirical papers, review papers, surveys, case studies and book reviews. In particular, IJFIB publishes original research papers that advance our understanding of financial innovation in banking. Special issues devoted to important topics in financial innovation will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Scannella, Enzo, University of Palermo, Italy

Associate Editors

  • De Bondt, Werner, DePaul University, USA
  • Okura, Mahito, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan
  • Tutino, Franco, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Vallelado, Eleuterio, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Vento, Gianfranco, Regent’s University London, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Birindelli, Giuliana, The Gabriele d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • Chincarini, Ludwig, University of San Francisco, USA
  • De Andrés Alonso, Pablo, Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain
  • Fernández López, Pablo, University of Navarra - IESE Business School, Spain
  • Florysiak, David, Munich School of Management, Germany
  • Fuentelsaz, Lucio, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Geske, Robert, University of California, USA
  • Kozarevic, Safet, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Longstaff, Francis, University of California, USA
  • Marsh, Ian, City University London, UK
  • McKeon, Ryan, University of San Diego, USA
  • Nawalkha, Sanjay K., University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Panetta, Ida, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Porretta, Pasqualina, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Roberts, Michael R., University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Schiltz, Jang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Shaked, Israel, Boston University, USA
  • Smith, Donald, Boston University, USA
  • Tan, Margaret, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Tutino, Marco, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Witman, Paul D., California Lutheran University, USA
  • Zhang, Wei, Beijing Technology and Business University, China


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