Ten years on from the start of the financial crisis in 2007-8, the focus of many policy makers has been to make banks safer and stronger.
The last ten years has also witnessed the emergence of another wave of change and disruption. The intersection of financial services and emerging technologies, in FinTech. Disrupting traditional models and democratizing financial services industries.
In fact, such is the penchant and excitement for FinTech that Goldman Sachs estimates that the startups driving the industry could be worth revenues around $5 trillion. These include ventures covering peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, payments, wealth management and regulations. And some of the players in these spaces are growing, and fast. Let us also not forget the impact blockchain technology will have across this sector and others alike.
Certainly not to suggest that the death of traditional banks is nigh. However, the emergence of FinTech and the proposed revolution it shall bring is worthy of celebration. It will force incumbents to cut costs, improve the quality and delivery of their service. The innovation is here. Embrace it.
The syllabus covers:
- What exactly is FinTech?
- Understand Eco-System / Accelerators
- Understand the key segments within FinTech
- Crowdfunding Tech
- Lending Tech
- Payments & Billing Tech
- Money Transfer Tech
- Blockchain / Bitcoin
- Capital Markets Tech
- Wealth Management Tech
- Practical: Walkthrough a start-up journey
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the key definitions and emergence of FinTech
- Have a comprehensive understanding of the FinTech Eco-System within the MENA region and beyond
- Have a deep understanding of the key segments within FinTech
- Discuss the implications of RegTech
- Be able to discuss and explain the journey of a FinTech start-up
- Learn about key players across each of the segments and their applications
- Discuss the future of FinTech and its growth areas
Formal assessment is done at the end of the course through a 20-Multiple Choice Question
Who Should Attend?
This course is for any individual who would like to be introduced to the area of Fintech and those that are looking for a career within this rapidly expanding sector
The course is conducted using a combination of lectures, discussions, case studies, and an end of course assessment.
Additional self-study of approximately 4 hours is also expected
Participants will attend one days – approximately a 7-hour session
- Class contact time: 7 hours
- Self-directed study: 4 hours
- Final Assessment: 30 mins
- Bonus – Elearning pack – 2 hours