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FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Finance
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 11 hours worth of material
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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This course "FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)" help you to understand RegTech and to become more confident and persuasive in your ability to analyze and make recommendations to executives within the finance industry regarding how to react to these changes, e.g. Regulations to cryptocurrencies like BitCoin & Initial Coin Offering (ICO). It presents the views of several professors from the top business school in Asia as well as perspectives from industry professionals.

You will learn about how FinTech and RegTech disrupt and transform finance industry, such as challenges in protecting data and security with digital forensics, risk management and corporate governance in banking industry in terms of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML), and how governments in different countries take initiatives in FinTech and RegTech.



Introduction to FinTech Security & Regulation

In this module, learners will examine the relationship between security and regulation as twin methodologies for managing and reducing risk in financial services. Issues explored will include "What is RegTech?", "What is InsurTech?", and how can we determine when regulation and security are enough or too much to achieve important social & business objectives.



Risk Management & Government Control


In this module, we explore some of the tools government use to regulate financial markets and discuss potential challenges for FinTech innovators in complying with these regulations. Some basic terms commonly used in finance such as AML & KYC are defined and described. We examine the role of different government agencies as well as alternative social objectives that influence the development of regulations over time.



Fraud, Crimes, & Security

In this module, we discuss the issues and challenges of preventing and detecting fraud and crime in financial markets. Topic discuss will include data theft and related security technologies, human challenges in implementing effective security, and electronic evidence & digital forensics issues. Recommendations for FinTech firms are provided to reduce risk of fraud and crime.



Global Trends and Government Initiatives in RegTech

In this module, learners will explore a variety of government initiatives related to FinTech & RegTech. Topics included open banking APIs in Europe, crypto-currency & ICO regulations, evolution of FinTech regulations in US & Europe, China regulations on FinTech, and regulatory issues in HK, Singapore & other jurisdictions.



Final Project

In this module, learners will complete a final project for the course involving research on regulatory decisions in multiple countries regarding a specific area of FinTech. Building on what they have discovered, learners will prepare a short video/written pitch recommending FinTech policies to a regulator in a smaller jurisdiction dealing with FinTech challenges and opportunities.

Taught by

Theodore Henry King CLARK

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Víctor G
4.0 7 months ago
Víctor completed this course.
It is an splendid course, explanation in the videos is clear, comprehensible. My negative critic is that the final project was not comprehensible for me, specification was not so accurate or clear, but maybe must be because english is not my primary language. I recommend this course.
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4.0 6 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Its a good course. The only thing I would say to the lecturers is to include additional reading papers to do e.g PSD2 and other papers can be required reading. The final project is a bit of a big leap because of the level of detail we have to go into but this is where the learning happens I suppose. its a good way to get a broad overview of the things happening, its up to you to take things to the next level but this is a good skeleton.
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Vipin S
5.0 3 months ago
by Vipin is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very well organized course with industry practitioners sharing their valuable insights along with the theoretical aspects covered very well. It would make a great beginner level introduction course for anyone looking to learn more about RegTech in general before diving deeper into the specific technologies being applied to specific industries.
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5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Overall a good introduction to RegTech and why Fintech security and regulations are challenging. First I would think RegTech is the application of technology in FinTech regulation but it's more than that! I would recommend this course!
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