technological innovation in financial services

FINTECHNEXT is a multi-million euro, four-year collaborative research programme between University College Cork and Fexco, supported by Science Foundation Ireland to deliver applied and funded research dedicated to disrupting 3 key fintech verticals: Treasury & FX, Digital Transactions, and Corporate Asset Administration.


The FINTECHNEXT research programme will focus on three key high potential industry verticals.

Treasury Services

Digital Taxation

Corporate Asset Administration



FINTECHNEXT will directly result in the creation of multiple highly skilled research positions.


The project provides the opportunity for significant knowledge transfer between the research team and their FEXCO colleagues.


The project will contribute to the growth of the reputation of the region as a destination for Fintech innovation.


The FINTECHNEXT initiative will be the driving force in balancing the rural economy for the South West Region.


  • "Technology is significantly transforming and disrupting the financial services ecosystem. We need to invest in collaborative research projects, such as FINTECHNEXT, to give Ireland a competitive advantage in emerging technologies. This ambitious project aims to drive real opportunities here in Kerry and is an excellent example of how investing in innovation will support higher value jobs in our rural regions."

    Paschal Donohoe Minister
  • "Fexco will enjoy a dual benefit from this project, the first is the opportunity to be at the forefront of identifying new trends and technologies that could create new markets for our business and the second in welcoming a team of world-renowned research experts to the organisation. Fexco’s staff, including myself, stand to learn a huge amount from them."

    Denis McCarthy CEO Fexco
  • "UCC is Ireland’s leading university when it comes to industry collaboration and this outstanding partnership with Fexco contributes towards developing a world-leading fintech sector in this region and nationally. This is a great example of the way the public and private sectors can invest together in innovative research with potentially valuable commercial applications."

    Professor Patrick O’Shea UCC President
  • "I am delighted to join Fexco and UCC in launching FINTECHNEXT. Fintech is an important and rapidly growing industry sector and it’s particularly gratifying to see FINTECHNEXT based in rural Ireland. Transforming how we deliver financial services like digital taxation, treasury and asset administration requires innovation from our excellent academics and collaboration with expert industry partners, like Fexco. I wish the UCC researchers and industry partner Fexco every success with this exciting venture."

    Dr Ciarán Seoighe SFI Deputy Director General