Welcome to the

Durham University Finance Society

DUFS are proud to be sponsored by these organisations

About Us

Created in 2003, DUFS is the premier and largest financial skills and careers student society at the Durham University, representing and working for over 3,500 student members.

There are no membership fees: absolutely any student enrolled at the University can join us and attend all our events for free. We can operate thanks to the generous Sponsorship of our sponsors.

Our Mission Statement

LEARN..

...through attending workshops and partner’s presentations.

ENGAGE

...through initiatives such as the Market Report and Investment Fund.

ACCESS...

...top-tier financial firms through networking with and applying to partners.

Latest News

NMC Health Stock Start 2020 as they Ended 2019: Down

One of the most heavily shorted stocks in the FTSE 100 and United Arab Emirates’ largest private healthcare provider share price dropped significantly in December and January. More than £2bn was wiped from the value of NMC Health PLC (LON: NMC) after there were “serious doubts” about the group’s finances in a report by US…
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Why more African countries should consider Fintech: the case of M-Pesa in Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from significant levels of financial exclusion, in particular concerning bank-based activity. Traditional banking have failed to comprehensively understand their customers’ needs and to assess financial risks, resulting in less accurate financial service provision. The positive outcome of the introduction of M-Pesa on the Kenyan economy and consumers, however, shows that other sub-Saharan…
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Russia’s newly-elected Prime Minister and record-low bond yields

On 15 January, Putin’s state-of-the-union speech took Kremlin-watchers by surprise. He announced the resignation of former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev along with the entire cabinet, as well as a number of constitutional reforms. The latter includes granting parliament greater powers over the cabinet, judges and security services, and increased powers to the State Council. This…
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