The rise of Fintech Startups

Everything started with disruptive business models.

New Business Models in Finance is the third course of the Fintech Specialisation – CFTE’s programme designed for finance professionals to get a comprehensive understanding of the tech disruption of Finance.

Coins and bits, Bitcoins … it all sounds complex until you see the vast ocean of ways these technologies are integrated into radical business models. If you want to have a deep dive into this whole new world of ICOs, Peer-to-Peer lending, and Cryptocurrencies, then put your gears on and enrol into this course.

With this course, you'll:

This course is taught by unicorn builders. disruptive entrepreneurs. strategists. innovators. experts.

Janos Barberis


Anne Boden

CEO & Founder

Alice Newton-Rex

Director of Product

Aurelian Menant


Goncalo De Vasconcelos

Co-Founder & CEO

Course Curriculum

Senior Lecturer Janos Barberis from SuperCharger guides you through what challenger banks are, how to set up one, and the types of challenger banks, followed by Starling Bank Founder & CEO Anna Boden sharing exclusive insights into her journey behind Starling’s rise in the UK.

Senior Lecturer Janos Barberis from SuperCharger guides you through how digital payments are taking over banking, followed by WorldRemit VP Alice Newton-Rex’s take on the rapid growth of alternative money transfer companies.

Senior Lecturer Janos Barberis from SuperCharger guides you through what debt, equity, reward, donation based crowdfunding is, followed by SyndicateRoom CEO & Cofounder Goncalo de Vasconcelos’ insights into how crowdfunding is changing startup funding.

Senior Lecturer Janos Barberis from SuperCharger guides you through what cryptocurrencies are and how ICOs work, followed by Gatecoin CEO Aurelien Menant’s insights into what other financial assets can be backed by the blockchain.

Designed for your learning goals

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Shareable certificate

Let your professional network know about the Fintech knowledge and find more career opportunities.

What our Alumni say about the course

I am extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to attend and complete this exceptional course from CFTE. Best Fintech content, speakers and readings one could squeeze into 8 hours, a MUST DO Course for all that are close to and or follow Fintech!
Zahid Kalolwala
General Manager Oman Exchange
Excellent program for a first foundation package. Great industry experts for a better, cheaper and faster training: a true Fintech offer!
Celine Bourban
Relationship Manager DBS Bank
The overall program was well structured, practically informative and constructively encouraging, specifically for an entrepreneurial Fintech startup.
Troy Hector
Director of Technology and Innovation/Board Member

Why learn at CFTE?

Online & Self-paced

Learn whenever. Learn wherever. Your learning track is flexible to your goals.

Global View

Our courses offers a 360 view on the topic, focused on what matters.


Our courses are curated by 200+ finance experts who know what skills you must learn.

Leverage innovative business models today

A course designed for the industry, by the industry.

One-time payment of £120 | 3 instalments of £40

Get a 360 view on Fintech

Fintech Foundation Specialisation

This course is part of the Fintech Specialisation – a program designed for you to equip yourself with the tools, skills, and knowledge in Fintech that are extremely in high-demand due to a rapidly digitalised world of finance. Discover the full Fintech specialisation to become the Fintech expert that financial institutions are hunting for.


Most frequent questions and answers about our specialisation

Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of FinTech should take this specialisation. If when hearing about Fintech you cannot fully understand the term, how it is affecting traditional financial institutions and the opportunities and threats it is bringing to existing businesses and jobs, this specialisation provides you with the answers you need to succeed in the era of Finance 2.0.

At CFTE, we pride ourselves in offering courses for professionals, by professionals and offering a global view – this is how we compare with the market. The Fintech Specialisation has been designed to help a majority of people start with the right foundations in Fintech and digital finance. With this objective in mind, The Fintech Specialisation will provide you with a clear understanding of how technology is impacting finance through an accessible format and with industry experts as senior lecturers. This is done through videos, readings, and insights from CEOs to make the learning experience accessible. You will be able to take the course fully online and at your own pace, so you can be in charge of your proper upskilling. 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.

We break our programmes into two types: short courses and specialisations. Our specialisations are a bundle of all of our short courses relating to an overarching topic. Specialisations allow learners to get a comprehensive and well-rounded understanding of a given topic in its many areas. If you have previous experience on this specialisation’s subject or you are interested in learning more about a specific area of it, you can enrol in the individual course that covers your area of interest, instead of taking the whole specialisation. Feel free to chat with us if you’d like some advise on which one would suit you best!

There are no strict prerequisites for taking the course. The FinTech Specialisation aims to provide anyone interested in finance (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the trends in FinTech and digital finance, with the right balance between content that is easily accessible but that also provides insightful knowledge.

The FinTech Specialisation has been designed by CFTE with the help of 4 senior lecturers who not only have proven to know how to teach but are also practitioners of Finance 2.0. These are Andrei Kirilenko, Dan Liebau, Huy Nguyen Trieu and Janos Barberis. Each one of them has been involved with FinTech lectures in major universities and draw from their own experience as practitioners to share relevant and up-to-date insights, making the courses engaging, packed with knowledge and up-to-date with the market. Visit their biographies in the course descriptions to learn more about them.

You will have access to the course for 6 months from enrolment. This duration is set to ensure you can pace yourself for the best learning outcome. Though not a common request, you can talk to us if you need an extension of the access after the 6 months are up.

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 accept all major credit cards and debit cards. You can choose to pay the full amount, or you can opt for a 3-part payment plan option. The 3-part payment option requires one payment upfront, followed by second and third during your course. Chat with us to find out more!

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