What is Fintech?

Gain innovative technology ideas that aim to upgrade the traditional financial methods.

About the course

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, Blockchain to virtual banks. This course will guide you through the noise and give you the right foundation to understand the world of Fintech.
Difficulty: Foundation
Duration: 60mins

Learn directly from an expert in this field!

With this online course, you will:

Skills

Fintech

Innovation

Financial Services

Startups

Challenger Banks

The expert you’ll be learning from

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-Founder, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE)
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the 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 believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people, which is why he co-founded CFTE to help people improve their skills and find opportunities. Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy 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 frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College. 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. Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.

Course Curriculum

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.
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.
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.

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CFTE’s brand new online learning platform! THINK produces and delivers dozens of bite-sized courses which will allow you to get a good understanding and be constantly updated about everything concerning Fintech!

Disruptive technologies and innovations don’t come on their own. They bring significant transformations and challenges both in terms of culture, people, jobs, environment and governance. Therefore we believe these topics can’t be separated from one another. 

The courses offered on THINK have slightly different approaches to the topics. You’ll find evergreen foundational-level courses which will help you get a good understanding without any prior knowledge, but you’ll also find courses that explore the players in the respective ecosystems, courses that explore the regulations of a certain field and even courses that dive deep into specific companies’ way of operating!

THINK is meant for all those professionals who want to be kept up to date with the latest developments in these fields, but don’t necessarily have the time to go through countless articles or newspapers.

Technology is deeply transforming the way financial institutions do business and manage operations. Understanding these shifts will allow you to benefit from them, and not miss out on any potential opportunities for you and your organisation.

Users and customers nowadays are more aware than ever about the environmental and social impact of their choices, as a consequence companies are putting more attention on these topics even at the cost of reduced financial performances.

Digital Assets, Blockchain, Decentralisation and Web3 are still in a very early stage. They may reshape and revolutionise our current business models, therefore we believe it’s worth  paying special attention to the innovations they bring to the table.

Understanding how technology works, its potential and its limitations is essential to properly embrace it and leverage it. Even non-technical professionals need to get a comprehensive understanding of these tools, as they will have an increasingly important role in our lives.