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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera


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.
  • Peer-graded 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


4.6 rating, based on 99 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Coursera based on 251 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Well organised course and can be used in real world job. The instructor also came up with the latest global practice and real guest speaker from the industry which is hardly find in coursera.
  • Anonymous
    Simply put, it was indeed an amazing experience learning this course and I look forward to using the knowlege I acquired to further build my career and impact the FinTech world.
  • Anonymous
    it was an amazing course I recommend it for the person who wants to know more about RegTech and how Fintech and regulation is related
  • Anonymous
    It was good training, I really enjoyed with new knowledge I have learned and videos were professionally designed.
  • Ahmed Hassan
    very good recommend this course for starting in the fintech field as this course very good knowledge to stat with
  • Anonymous
    It was over all Good Learning experience with this course and always looking forward for something new.
  • Odutola Odunayo Samson
    This course is very good in educating us about the regulation, security, digital currency, cryptocurrency and about insurance regulation. This course would enlighten us about the future economic direction in digital currency. Fintech improves the q…
  • Anonymous
    This is one of the best courses I have taken on the regulatory environment around the world regarding financial technology and the innovations that are being developed since the technology mix revealed to the world by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamo…
  • Anonymous
    It was a very helpful course and frankly it was enlightening, as it opened up a safe area for questioning and reasoning the amount of regulations that are being put into action and whether they play a role in aiding the overall strategy of the governmental view or are they a setback to the economic growth.
  • Anonymous
    It was really helpful. Cleared a lot of my concepts. While legacy systems have worked for many decades, it’s no longer the most efficient choice for the finance industry. FinTech companies, unencumbered by these legacy systems, are continuously coming up with innovative tools and systems that will potentially overtake traditional finance models.
    The benefits of digital transformation are undeniable. But along with it comes a host of problems that businesses must prevent or mitigate. As such, digitization initiatives must not be done with haste. Existing technologies and legacy systems must be assessed and evaluated carefully, to determine how to digitize each process or every department.
  • Anonymous
    Fintech security and regulation (Reg Tech ) is an excellent online course provided by HongKong university through coursera
    I have learned alot of information that will be very helpful in my career as a compliance officer.
    thanks, and appreciate the effort and the content of the course.
  • Anonymous
    It is an old course....fintech industry is running so fast that this course results not up to date.
    I believe is from 2018, this market has changed significantly in the last 5 years.
    Some parts of the discussion and exams were so dated that was even difficult to answer questions
  • Anonymous
    absolutely interesting course, defo doing more on it.

    If FinTech is something you are passionate about, this course will spur you on to go on and study more of the related courses, there's 4 of them with interactive videos and knowledge tests
  • Anonymous
    Good course as an introduction to Fintech Security & Regulation with two interesting guest speakers. Maybe a little too much side banter into politics and wandering off topic by instructor.
  • Anonymous
    This course is a good start for anyone who wish to learn about FinTech/RegTech regulations. For those who intend to have career or are starting a career in FinTech is the best course to have.
  • Anonymous
    Firstly thank you coursera team for giving me opportunity to completing this course. Course is excellent and gives idea about regulation and fintech.... Thank you again
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    Raymundo Rodil
    It is very helpful to understand Regulations from different financial institutions. the lecturer explain every details to student for us to understand every topic
  • Anonymous
    I love this course and the critical assignments. Great thanks. Much appreciated. Deeper information related to security and regulations is provided.
  • Anonymous
    Highly recommend it I learned a ton of great stuff. I believe it will be a great addition to my cv and help me get a job.
  • Anonymous
    I enjoyed the course, Im still finishing my last assignment. It can be labelled as an introduction to regulation and security.

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