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Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending

Explore how crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending have emerged as alternative sources of finance. (Hours per week indicative)

Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours
This course is part of the FinTech - Financial Innovation program, which will enable you to explore up-to-date technological innovation in the financial services industry.

We discuss the factors that have facilitated the growth observed in such markets, while we examine the platform based business models deployed in the finance context. We consider these new forms of finance relative to traditional channels of funding from the perspective of the platform, funder and beneficiary. We consider the role of information and disclosure in informing funding decisions and managing successful funding campaigns. Regulatory issues and approaches from across the globe are critiqued. We end with a discussion of future trends in crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.

What topics will you cover?

Who is the course for?

This microcredential is designed for professionals working in the financial sector and postgraduate students transitioning into a fintech role or looking for further career development in a current role.

Who will you learn with?

Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School and Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business. Interests include financial technology (FinTech).

Dr. Pierangelo Rosati is Assistant Professor in Business Analytics at DCU Business School. He has extensive experience in working with companies in the areas of fintech, blockchain and analytics.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.