Introduction to Fintech

The Chinese chose silver. The Spaniards pursued gold. The Dutch owned the world’s spices. Each were built on mega platforms of trade and exchange. In the age of cutting edge technologies, trade and exchange occurs faster, at a frictionless rate, and obliterate geography and brick and mortar citadels. That is the power of Fintech in financial services and commerce.   Fintech is one of the fastest growing and hottest areas, at the intersection of financial services and technology. It has seen record investments, as dozens of unicorns are created all over the world, across various verticals of fintech- Digital payments, Alternative lending, blockchain and cryptos, Regtech, data privacy and information security and insurtech. As this sector grows rapidly, the focus is moving from tech capitals like Silicon Valley, London and berlin to emerging markets in Asia, LatAm and Africa. Along with the rise of fintechs, we are also seeing the rise of TechFins, whereby Big techs are leveraging their massive customer base and superior tech to provide financial services faster, cheaper, easier. Given these forces, Digital finance is also enabling the inclusion of hundreds of millions of people into the financial ecosystem, by delivering smarter, cheaper, and richer services. This introduction to FinTech gives an overview of these key aspects, as well as the evolution and future potential direction of fintech. This course will also look at how fintech has evolved, and is evolving, from a competition to ecosystem collaboration model. The goal of this course is to give a holistic overview of fintech to the course participants. Students interested in a deep dive may then opt for the subsequent additional courses in Fintech to get an in-depth understanding of various aspects of Fintech.

Course Date & Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 pm (Philippine standard time) *Sessions 9 and 10 on March 16 is from 6 - 9:30PM with a 30-min break in-between. **Please know that the schedule is subject to change. We will of course consider the availability of the students if ever the need to reschedule arises.