- Duration1 week
- Weekly study10 hours
Introduction to FinTech - Financial Innovation
This course provides an introduction to the key topics of focus in respect of FinTech and innovation in the financial services industry, spanning the areas of (1) crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending; (2) blockchain and cryptocurrencies; and (3) banking and payments. We cover introductory topics for each area that will be explored in greater detail in the subsequent topics. We consider how FinTech offers new opportunities to enhance existing financial products and services, as well as offering entirely new products and services.
Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending as alternatives to traditional methods of financing businesses and individuals.
Blockchain for cryptocurrencies, and novel methods of financing for firms such as initial coin offerings and security token offerings.
The digital banking and payments landscape, and the potential for mobile solutions to increase financial inclusion in developing countries.
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.