Succeed in the future of banking

Learn what is taking finance by storm: platforms.

Why Open Banking and Platforms and Where to begin?

Across the globe, Platforms are increasingly demanded by customers, and implemented by incumbents. This is proving to be the largest provider of the change in the modern financial services industry. But from Open Banking to platforms, from digital ecosystems to APIs, from PSD2 to Third Party Providers, it can be very confusing. For this reason, CFTE has designed this Masterclass to give you a sound understanding of how platforms are transforming financial services.

Across the globe, Platforms are increasingly demanded by customers, and implemented by incumbents. This is proving to be the largest provider of the change in the modern financial services industry. But from Open Banking to platforms, from digital ecosystems to APIs, from PSD2 to Third Party Providers, it can be very confusing. For this reason, CFTE has designed this Masterclass to give you a sound understanding of how platforms are transforming financial services.

Currently, we are seeing the high-intensity activity around the challenger bank competition in Europe. This is because Open Banking allowed for small players to provide big and new data-driven platform services that are completely customer-centric. The last company that focused on data-driven platform and customer satisfaction became the giant tech conglomerate that killed their competition in Asia: Ant Financial. In this Specialisation, you’ll be able to use the dominant strategies to build your own market-moving Fintech business model in Open Banking.

With this Open Banking Specialisation, you'll:

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5 of the Top 10 Financial Institutions are now Platforms

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Meet Your Instructor

This specialisation is taught by unicorn builders. disruptive entrepreneurs. Fortune500 Leaders. technology experts. innovators.

Paul Rohan

Head of Strategy - Finance

Anna Maj

Fintech Leader and Advisor

Secil Watson

Executive Vice-President

Carlos Figueredo

Founder & CEO

Stephan Murer

Former Group CTO

Imran
Gulamhuseinwala

Implementation Trustee

Claire Calmejane

Group Chief Innovation Officer

Jitendra Tekchandani

Head of Open Banking

Paolo Sironi

Global Research Leader

Liz Oakes

Executive Vice-President

Paul Fremantle

Chief Technology Officer

Leon Muis

Chief Business Officer

Scott Farrell

Senior Partner

Keith Grose

Head of UK

Frankie Tam

International Technology Lawyer

Mariana Velazquez

Innovation Specialist

Specialisation Curriculum

This specialisation is composed of 5 individual courses.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about our specialisation

The global Open banking market is forecasted to reach $43.15 billion by 2026. With deal sizes expected to grow exponentially – Visa has acquired Fintech Plaid for $5.3 billion; organisations like DBS, Société Générale and Wells Fargo also consider Open banking to be a strategic pillar in their business model. Open banking is here, and it will fundamentally transform how the Financial Services industry operate. Demanded by consumers, encouraged by regulators and powered by technologies – the structural uptake on Open banking drives many organisations to a profound era of digital ecosystems and platform business models. This shift creates a significant tension on today’s Financial Service value chain with the emergence of innovative business models, new regulatory frameworks and modern technologies to support it.

Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of the Open Banking and Platforms model. It is designed for: – Senior managers of an established financial institution who is looking to maintain and expand the influence of your business in the new financial ecosystems – Those working in Risk, Compliance, Legal, or Operations and want to be the leader in the knowledge of how Open Banking may affect regulations and benefit your team – Those working as a part of a product team who would like to know which kind of products are enabled by Open Banking and how they can be managed – Aspiring entrepreneurs or leaders of a technology firm, and would like to know how and where is best to enter the financial industry in the era of Open Banking – Regulators who are looking to learn about the key areas in the business of new entrants and incumbent banks which other regulators have focused on – Recent graduates, current students, or an individual who is eager to develop a strong grounding in the new data-driven age which has begun to reshape the construct, culture, and required skills of the finance industry

You will be learning from a curated line-up of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs who will each be presenting their knowledge and experience in Open Banking. No matter if you are embarking on a new journey or fortifying your role, these lecturers and guest experts will guide you through the perspective of established institutions like Wells Fargo, tech giants like Google, and successful startups such as Open Vector or Plaid.

After you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email from my.CFTE, the online learning portal. You will also receive a receipt as well as a welcome message to The Open Banking Specialisation. At that point, you will have access to the introductory module that will give you an overview of the portal, and the way to use it. You could for example spend a whole day to go through the course. Or 30 minutes whenever you have the time, and complete the course in a few months. Once you have completed the course, and successfully passed all the tests, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

There are no strict pre-requisites for taking the course. This course is largely non-technical to learn the business aspects of Open Banking. This course aims to provide anyone interested in Open Banking (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the opportunities and challenges in Open Banking implementations. The following would be helpful: A general interest in finance, and a basic understanding of what is a bank An interest in digital transformation and innovation

The Open Banking Specialisation has been designed to help a majority of people start with the right foundations in Open Banking and digital finance. With this objective in mind, The Open Banking Specialisation will provide you with a clear understanding of how technology is impacting Finance through an accessible format. At CFTE, we believe there is an urgent need for all to learn the right skills for a world of digital finance, and we support all initiatives that are supporting the same goal.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course. This certificate is digital so it can be shared at any time and embedded into your online professional profile.

We offer flexible payment options in either in full, in 3 or 4-month instalments. We accept all major credit cards and debit cards.

5 of the Top 10 Financial Institutions are now Platforms