What is Fintech? Learn the skills of FinTech today
What you'll learn
- Develop an understanding of Fintech concepts
- Apply Fintech concepts to the dynamic world of finance and banking
- Discover the evolution of Fintech since its conception
- Understand the transformations Fintech brings to financial services
- No prerequisites for this course. You will learn everything you need to know in Fintech!
In the last 10 years, $200bn has been invested in Fintech startups. Alibaba launched the largest money market fund in the world. Goldman Sachs developed its own digital bank. Stripe became bigger than 99% of the banks. There are over 100 concepts that fall under the domain of Fintech, from Artificial Intelligence to robo-advisors and Blockchain to virtual banks. This course will guide you through the noise and give you the right foundation to understand the world of Fintech.
This course will cover 3 main chapters.
Chapter 1: Definition of Fintech
Fintech has been a buzzword in the past 5 years, but it actually has many different meanings. In this chapter you will be learning our definition of Fintech, getting a broad overview of its technologies, applications and sectors, and its role in transitioning from old to new finance.
Chapter 2: The reasons behind the rise of Fintech
In this chapter, you’ll obtain a historical oversight of the origins of Fintech, as well as an understanding of the reasons for its meteoric rise to mainstream adoption.
Chapter 3: How Fintech is changing financial services
Financial services have been around for a while. In this chapter, we will address the framework that is being built around Fintech. You will learn about Fintech’s advantages, its entry into financial services and the way it is transforming value chain and jobs in Finance.
The course is taught by Huy Nguyen Trieu, co-founder of CFTE. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance, and Venture Partner at Mundi Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in Fintech and Insurtech.
He co-created the Oxford Fintech Course and the Hong Kong University Fintech MOOC.
Prior to setting up CFTE, he was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US.
He is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College and an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre. He was also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia.
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring learners curious about Fintech.
The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a global knowledge platform in digital finance that aims to liberalise education by making learning about the biggest technologies and trends in finance accessible to anyone. We help people build skills to transform their career with courses that go beyond traditional learning.
At CFTE you can learn from those steering the biggest developments in the financial sphere - from global CEOs to disruptive entrepreneurs hailing from Starling Bank, UBS, Mastercard, IBM and other large institutions. To help meet every learner’s goals, CFTE offers Specialisations to get certified in any area of digital finance as well as continuous learning material to stay on top of the latest trends in digital finance 365 days a year on THINK