Let's demystify Fintech

Take a step back. Look at the big picture. Learn what is Fintech.

What is Fintech? It’s the first course of the Fintech Specialization – CFTE’s programme designed for finance professionals to get a comprehensive understanding of the tech disruption of Finance. Fintech has been the buzzword of the late 2010s and is becoming more relevant every time a challenger bank announces a new stunt.

 If you want to get in on the action and see what the future of banking, investment, and insurance look like, you’ll need the front seat view that our “What is Fintech?” course can provide.

With this course, you'll:

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

Huy Nguyen Trieu


Ronit Ghose

Global Head of Banks Research

Melissa Guzy

Founder & Managing Partner

Scarlet Sieber

MD & Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Alexandre Prot

Chief Executive Officer

Course Curriculum

CFTE Founder Huy Nguyen takes you to the 4 sectors in finance that are disrupted, followed by an Industry View with Citibank’s Ronit Ghose on the current fintech landscape. 

CFTE Founder Huy Nguyen shows you the supply side of Fintech, followed by an Industry View with Arbor Ventures Managing Partner Melissa Guzy’s fintech investment approach.

CFTE Founder Huy Nguyen shares with you the current innovations in finance, followed by an Industry View with OpusBank CIO Scarlett Sieber’s take on the future opportunities in Fintech.

CFTE Founder Huy Nguyen explains how Better-Cheaper-Faster allows startups to dominate, followed by an Industry View with Qonto CEO & Founder Alexander Prot’s personal experience with founding a Fintech startup. 

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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.

Learn what is Fintech today

A course designed for the industry, by the industry.

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

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Fintech Foundation Specialisation

Whether you are seeking to integrate digital technology within your company, concerned about the compliance of new technologies in finance, exploring new career paths in Fintech or feeling uninformed about this lucrative industry – our Fintech Specialisation is suited for you.


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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