Introduction to Fintech

The course provides a foundational understanding of the key areas of FinTech development – including current usages, future potential, and risks.

Understand and ‘hold a view’ on all key stakeholders in the FinTech marketplace – e.g. start-ups, established technology firms, financial institutions & regulators.


This course is for Tech Analysts, S&T Analysts (optionally).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss trends in the overall Fintech landscape
  • Evaluate their own experiences of Fintech services
  • Critique the opportunities and pitfalls of tech-driven approaches
  • Explain how Fintech, traditional financial services providers and regulators compete and cooperate
  • Demonstrate how Fintech impinges on your bank’s current and potential role(s) in the marketplace

Course Content

  • Fintech categories with case studies for each category
    • Transactional (payments)
    • Blockchain
    • InsurTech
    • RegTech
    • Credit scoring
  • An outline of the tech infrastructures required to implement contemporary online financial services
    • APIs
    • Microservices
    • Cloud computing
  • How have different regulatory approaches have influenced the adoption of Fintech globally?
    • Europe and the US
    • APAC, especially Singapore
  • How are Fintechs and the ‘big’ banks coexisting?
    • Compete or embrace?
    • Operations backbones
    • Innovation hubs


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Why study with Alpha?

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We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

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We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

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