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IBF624 Fintech Trends and Challenges

Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century. It refers to anywhere technology is applied in financial services or used to help companies manage the financial aspects of their business, including new software and applications, processes and business models.

This course will provide an overall understanding of the theoretical framework and different aspects of financial technology through seminars and lectures. Specifically, it will cover topics in internet finance, cryto-currencies, blockchain-based systems, crowdfunding, robo-adviser, peer-to-peer lending, regulatory technology, cyber security, data protection, regulation of Fintech and the like. Upon the completion of this course, students will develop a broad understanding and strong analytical skills in various Fintech areas and their impact to the banking and finance sectors.