Succeed in the future of banking

Learn what is taking finance by storm: Open Banking and Platforms



Course Date: 

8th November 2021 – 20th January 2022  

Applications Closing: 

5th November 2021

Become an expert on Open Banking and Platforms in only 10 weeks. Our courses will provide you with industry-level insights into the cut and thrust of Open Banking: what it truly is, who are the winners and losers, and what are the implications for the society.

Open Banking has allowed 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 its competition in Asia: Ant Financial. In this Programme, 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 and Platforms Programme, you will:

Programme Timeline

5th November 2021

Application Deadline

8th November 2021

Course Start Date

20th January 2022

Course End Date

22nd January 2022

Live Graduation Ceremony and Webinar

What is in this programme?

Online Learning

Learn the fundamental knowledge of Open Banking at your own pace

Live Webinars

Network with your peers and some of the industry's leading experts

Shareable Certificate

Share your experience with your professional network

Graduation and Networking Opportunities

Celebrate your accomplishments with your peers and the experts

During our 10-week programme you will gain a thorough understanding of the Open Banking initiative, the different regulatory approaches around the world, as well as the various technologies and infrastructures used today. 

The specialisation consists of 5 courses during which you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most influential experts. Upon the completion of all courses, you will be invited to a live webinar where you will have the opportunity to meet and attend a workshop with the course experts. You will also have the chance to meet with your peers to expand your professional network. To commemorate and celebrate your learning journey, there will also be a live graduation ceremony at the end of the programme. 

If you have any queries about the specialisation, feel free to book a call to speak with our programme advisors:

How do I join?

This specialisation is taught by unicorn builders. disruptive entrepreneurs. Fortune 500 leaders. technology experts. innovators.

Specialisation Curriculum

This specialisation is composed of 5 individual courses.

Designed for your learning goals

Start on the 8th November 2021

Apply and secure your seat in the next intake

Finish in 10-weeks

Allocate 4-hours per week

Shareable certificate

Let your professional network know about your new skills and find more career opportunities

Be a a part of a community

Exclusive networking opportunities to expand your professional network and peer-to-peer learning

Live graduation ceremony and webinar

Celebrate and learn with the experts and your peers

What our Alumni say about the specialisation

High appreciation for the industry leaders who taught this newest program of CFTE. You know that a program is good, when ideas pop up in your head while studying.
Viktoriya V. Blazheva | First VP, Identity and Communications Director at UniCredit Bulbank
For me, it was money and time well spent. I picked up some new concepts and ideas and got new perspectives on things I was already comfortable with. It includes comprehensive content professionally delivered, fresh reading materials and top industry experts.
Radu Topliceanu | Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Banking at Groupe Societe Generale
The course helped me build an "Open Banking Strategy" a complete plan that enables financial institutions to embrace Open Banking. A world-class course, highly recommended!
Mohammed AlRuwaili | Information Technology Infrastructure Team Lead at Arab National Bank

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.


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 operates. 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 established financial institutions who are looking to maintain and expand the influence of their business in the new financial ecosystems
  • Those working in Risk, Compliance, Legal, or Operations and want to be the leaders in the knowledge of how Open Banking may affect regulations and benefit their team
  • Those working as 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 technology firms who would like to know how and where it 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 individuals who are 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.

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.

To ensure your experience is as personalised and interactive as possible, we have had to limit the number of seats available for our course. During the programme, participants will be able to interact with our experts through calls and webinars and have exclusive access to our dedicated teaching assistants and community managers. At the beginning of the course, you will receive a personal branding kit to share your learning journey with your network. 

The Open Banking Specialisation has been designed to help the 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 accept all major credit cards and debit cards.