Fintech Basics
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Fintech Basics

A simple and short guide for fintech beginners uncovering basic fintech stuff (inc. main terms, sectors, and players).
3.9 (286 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,339 students enrolled
Created by Oleh Zaiats
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
correctly understand and properly use specific fintech terms
confidently talk about main fintech sectors, companies and persons
easily use the best fintech resources for self-development
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Requirements
  • The only requirements are an open mind and a desire to gain basic knowledge about fintech.
Description

Fintech Basics is a short and simple guide for fintech beginners of any kind.

There is a lot of information related to fintech on the web. Dozens of articles on fintech features are published every day. While there are a lot of people wondering what fintech industry actually is. Those ones will find this course helpful.

I recommend to take this course because it is a comprehensive and in the same time laconic resource that allows a student to gain all necessary basic fintech knowledge fast and easy.

The majority of course lectures are video ones. However, there is a downloadable audio duplicate for each lecture for students' convenience.

The whole course will not take more than 1-1.5 hours. Some basic fintech stuff will be uncovered within this time, including main fintech terms, sectors, and business models.

The course consists of 10 sections. Each one covers a separate topic.

We'll consider what actually fintech is. Basic fintech terms and definitions will be learned. We'll take a look at fintech’s distinctive aspects that differ it from the traditional financial market.

The hottest fintech sectors and the most successful fintech companies are also will be considered.

Moreover, students will know the most influential fintech people. Fintech founders and CEOs, venture capitalists and market analytics are gathered in one place.

Fintech investors also will get some attention. Students will take a look at both angel investors and VC firms that systematically invest into fintech startups and technologies.

Also we’ll speak about top fintech locations in the world. Where the best fintech regulation and where the biggest fintech hubs are.

A separate section is dedicated to Bitcoin currency and Blockchain technology. We’ll consider the most important facts about Bitcoin and Blockchain. Of course, the top bitcoin companies and persons won’t be passed over.

At the end students will find a brief overview of the best fintech resources providing only valuable and relevant information related to fintech.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who are complete newbies in fintech and want to know some basic things about it.
  • This course is not for people who work at fintech field or have any other kind of close relationship with it.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 05:01

In this lecture students get some information about the author of the course. The author covers his brief bio, experience, and areas of expertise.

Welcome!
01:53

In this lecture students take a look at the structure of the course. How the entire course is build. It allows students to find easily any necessary piece of information in the course.

Course Landscape
02:07

In this lecture students will get some productivity hints on how to make the learning process quick, easy, and effective.

How to take this cource
01:01
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What is FinTech
2 Lectures 01:45

We will go through basic fintech terms and definitions. Students will be able to use proper fintech terms correctly and confidently.

Basic fintech terms
01:18

We'll consider the most important fintech criteria that allow fintech to stand out in the world of finance. Students will understand why fintech is so differed from old-fashion finance market.

Fintech's Distinctive Aspects
00:27
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Fintech Sectors
6 Lectures 11:38

This lecture is a brief overview of the main fintech sectors.

Fintech Sectors: Introduction
01:48

In this lecture we will consider the fintech landing sector. Students will know how fintech lending works and the main differences between the conventional and fintech lending.

Lending
01:43

This lecture covers fintech payments sector. Students will know the difference between fintech payments solutions and old-fashion banking payments.

Payments
01:51

We will consider the core of fintech money transfers sector. Students will know the essentials of fintech money transfer process.

Money Transfers
02:03

This lecture covers main fintech wealth management features. Students will know how fintech wealth management works.

Wealth Management
02:04

This lecture is an introduction to the Bitcoin currency and Blockchain technology. Students will know about interdependence between Bitcoin and Blockchain.

Bitcoin/Blockchain
02:09

Fintech Sectors
6 questions
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Fintech Companies
4 Lectures 09:32

This lecture covers basic facts about leading fintech lending companies. Students will know what they do and how much they worth.

Lending Companies
02:09

This lecture covers basic facts about leading fintech payment companies. Students will know what they do and how much they worth.

Payment Companies
02:27

This lecture covers basic facts about fintech money transfers companies. Students will know what they do and how much they worth.

Money Transfers Companies
02:37

This lecture covers basic facts about leading fintech wealth management companies. Students will know what they do and how much they worth.

Wealth Management Companies
02:19

Fintech Companies
4 questions
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Fintech Persons
1 Lecture 02:23

This lecture covers basic facts about the most influential fintech people. Students will know what they do and how they influence booming fintech industry.

Most Influencial Fintech Persons
02:23

Fintech Persons
1 question
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Fintech Investors
3 Lectures 03:33

This lecture covers basic facts about fintech angel investors. Students will know what they do and where they invest their money.

Angel Investors
01:26

This lecture covers basic facts about some of the top VC firms investing in fintech industry. Students will know what they do and where they invest their money.

VC Firms
01:52

This lecture covers basic facts about the most funded fintech directions. It provides students with a comparison of most funded fintech sectors/companies.

Most Funded Fintech Sectors
00:15

Top FT Investors
3 questions
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Fintech Locations
2 Lectures 05:01

This lecture covers basic facts about London as the most developed fintech hub. Students will know why London is considering as the fintech capital of the world.

London is Leading the Game
02:21

This lecture covers basic facts about New York City, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco and other developed fintech hubs. Students will know why those cities are considering as the best ones for fintech business.

Other Fintech Hubs
02:40

FT Locations
1 question
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Bitcoin/Blockchain
4 Lectures 08:47

This lecture covers the basic facts about bitcoin. Students will know its characteristics, strengths and weaknesses.

Key Facts about Bitcoin
03:06

This lecture covers the basic facts about blockchain. Students will know where potentially blockchain technology may be applied.

Key Facts about Blockchain
01:52

This lecture covers basics facts about the most prominent bitcoin/blockchain companies. Students will know what they do and how much they worth.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies
02:10

This lecture covers basic facts about the most influential people in bitcoin/blockchain sector of fintech industry. Students will know what they do and how they influence bitcoin/blockchain technology.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Persons
01:39

Bitcoin/Blockchain
4 questions
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Fintech Sources
1 Lecture 01:31

This lecture covers basic facts about relevant resources dedicated to fintech industry. Students will know what fintech resources they can use for further self-development.

Top Fintech Resources
01:31
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Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 01:00

Well, my friends, if you’re watching this video it means that you’ve already finished the course. So, congratulations and what is more important thank you!

Goodbye!
01:00
About the Instructor
Oleh Zaiats
3.9 Average rating
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1,339 Students
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Fintech Educator

My name is Oleh Zaiats. I received my Bachelor Degree in Law in 2009. I also studied business administration at Management & Marketing Universal Business School, Edinburgh.

I am a former banking lawyer with more than 5 years working experience. I worked both at international banks (inc. BNP Paribas Group) and global law firms. I started my career as a junior adviser at a local bank and finished it as a senior counsel at the biggest law firm in the world (Dentons). After 5 years of financial advising, I realized that something goes wrong in financial industry. That existing financial services and solutions do not satisfy modern society needs. After that I decided to escape an old-fashion finance industry and join the modern world of finance technologies. I am very passionate about fintech and I want finance industry to be highly responsive to technology solutions and people’s needs. I want finance to be cheaper, faster, and clearer for a customer. I am doing my best to help both fintech businesses and fintech customers to build a new adaptive, transparent and person oriented finance industry.