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INTRODUCTION TO FINTECH
An online course to help students understand FinTech
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About the Course
Over the past decade emerging technologies, paired with massive changes in regulations, have driven an unprecedented transformation of finance around the world. This process is happening more rapidly in China and Asia than anywhere else. This course is designed to explore FinTech fundamentals and help make sense of this wave of change as it happens.

In this course, through a series of video lectures, case studies, and assessments you will explore the major areas of FinTech including, beginning with What is FinTech before turning to Money, Payment and Emerging Technologies, Digital Finance and Alternative Finance, FinTech Regulation and RegTech, Data and Security, and the Future of Data-Driven Finance, as well as, the core technologies driving FinTech including Blockchain, AI and Big Data. These will set the stage for understanding the FinTech landscape and ecosystem and grappling with the potential direction of future change.



Intro to Fintech Highlight
What will you learn?
The major areas in FinTech, including Money and Payment, Digital Finance and Alternative Finance
Major technological trends, including cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, AI and Big Data
FinTech Regulation and RegTech
The fundamental role of Data and Security in data-driven finance
Business and regulatory implications of technology for the financial industry
How regulations and RegTech are applied
Ways to analyse and evaluate what is driving technology innovation in Finance
How new technology impacts economies, markets, companies, and individuals
Curriculum
6 Modules, 1 hour each
1
What is FinTech
2
Payment, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
3
Digital Finance and Alternative Finance
4
FinTech Regulation and RegTech
5
Data & TechFin
6
The Future of Data-Driven Finance
Why us?
Certified & Recognized
Earn a certificate of completion from HKU
Great functionality on edX
Such as download and watch offline, so you can learn on-the-go.
Free and Open to All
With optional certificate purchase at US$100.
Offered
in English
With subtitles in Traditional and Simplified Chinese
An Online Course in FinTech developed by University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognised, research-led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast-changing, knowledge-based world.

The University of Hong Kong has developed its leadership in FinTech. It is ranked 1st globally for FinTech Regulation Research, as well as being the 7th in World as an academic institution for its research quality and 1st in Hong Kong.
Since 2015, the research produced by the university has shaped the opinion of industry players, regulators and start-ups. The research generates one-third of all downloads globally and the instructors are among the world's top 10 legal scholars.
Partners
Partners for Eurasia
AIFC Fintech Hub is focused towards the digitalization and innovation agenda of the financial services sector.

In fulfilling our aspiration to be the regional hub for fintech, we build communities, grow startups, strengthen industry relationships and implement talent development programs in driving the ecosystem development that contributes towards economic growth for the region.
The AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD Ltd) is responsible for human capital development and retraining specialists in the financial industry of Kazakhstan, ultimately creating a critical mass of professionals for the AIFC eco-system and beyond.

In addition, the BCPD is responsible for investment and implementation of financial literacy programmes related to the AIFC's core pillars including Islamic finance, fintech, capital markets, green finance, as well as asset and wealth management.