The advancement of technology has affected the financial sector notably, inspiring a significant development in the financial technology sector. FinTech is evolving, so is the interest of investors towards the innovative companies that tackle the traditional financial industry.
In 2014, the value of Fintech investments worldwide amounted to approximately $10 billion US dollars and is expected to grow up to $46 billion US by 2020. This statistic shows that the opportunities in the FinTech sector for startups are growing, but the entrepreneurs need to understand fundamentally the specifics of the sector. The following three online sources are the perfect place to start your FinTech journey:
The Oxford Fintech online course has been designed to equip the participants with the ability to identify opportunities for disruption in the financial services sector and gives them the skills and knowledge to both launch new Fintech ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms.
The programme consists of 10 modules that cover the following topics: Introduction to Fintech, Structure and disruption in financial services, Tools for disruptors, The future of money, The future of markets, The future of transactions and marketplaces, Infrastructure and Regtech, PropTech and real estate innovation, Frontiers of financial innovation, and Further frontiers of financial technology and next steps.
Master the digital transformation of finance powered by Copenhagen Business School
The Digital Transformation in Financial Services Specialization powered by Copenhagen Business School is available on the e-learning platform Coursera. The specialization consists of four courses, which are as follows: Digital Competition in Financial Services, FinTech and the Transformation in Financial Services, Innovation Strategy: Developing Your Fintech strategy, and Digital Transformation of Financial Services – Capstone Project.
The specialization covers not just theoretical aspects, but also gives examples from the real business world, exploring the practices of the leaders in the industry such as MobilePay, Saxo Bank and PayPal.
IBM Learning Lab supports online learning by curates on one platform online courses from the best providers in the industry. To help you gain a fundamental understanding of FinTech concepts and the industry, IBM Learning Lab has published FinTech Core 101 course, which is powered by Fintech School.
As an expansive introduction to the Fintech industry, this course covers the following topics: Fintech basics, Banking transformation, Fintech sector exploration, Driving technology of Fintech, and Fintech ecosystem.
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