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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

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  • Anonymous
    This course surprisingly was remarkably interesting and intense. Furthermore, the course was highly informative. I enjoyed every bit of the lectures from Prof. Clark, and I have already shared my experience with my friends and encouraging them to take advantage and enroll in this program. This course has really broadened my knowledge in AML. The discussion between Prof. Clark and Dr. Hilton Chan an adjunct professor at HKUST and CEO of a FinTech company, on cybersecurity and related topics was also especially important.

    I’m glad I took this course and recommend it to everyone in the delivery of financial products.

    Thank you
  • Anonymous
    This course surprisingly was remarkably interesting and intense. The content and discussion topic on Fintech Security and Regulation are broad but it covers lots of case studies with representations from Fintech SMEs provide further insights on their experience around security, blockchain. This course gives good exposure to both Finance sector and the technological part of it. Its very useful to understand innovation in banking and financial market. How innovation and technology making easy to use and secure banking system.
  • Anonymous
    Very interesting and indepth course material. The course adequately prepares a learner to engage the financial market as an expert in FIntech.

    Both course instructors(Professor Henry Clark and Dr. Hilton Chan were great in their presentations and articulation of the course content.

    Overall, it was a great learning experience and i will like to recommend the course to other professional in the finance field.
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    The content and discussion topic on Fintech Security and Regulation are broad but it covers lots of case studies with representations from Fintech SMEs provide further insights on their experience around security, blockchain, ICOs, Big Data, AI, etc...

    I recommend anyone with interest to know more about Fintech and regulations across the major markets to sign up for this topic . ET
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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 Nakamoto....
  • Anonymous
    Since the area of Regulation based on new Financial Technology is developing, there are more to come out and countries should formulate cross-country regulations to ease any kind of difficulties faced by the customers. So the course need to focus on more grey areas and possible implications that may create hurdles for future FinTech developments
  • Anonymous
    In this course I could learn basic concepts about FinTech, RegTech and Cybersecurity. The teacher is very good and objective, keeping us tuned the entire time. I particularly liked the fourth module, about global trends and government initiatives in RegTech. As it is a dynamic market, I hope this course will be updated accordingly.
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    Andres Alzate Narzeus

    Andres Alzate Narzeus completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    The "Regtech" course provided a good range of learning material and Prof Clark delivery made the sessions interesting and lively. Some sections were much harder to follow than others, especially when some terms or tecnical words were shared on screen. However it was just as easy to replay and review the transcriptsor look for them in google to learn them for the more challenging sections.
  • Anonymous
    This course gives good exposure to both Finance sector and the technological part of it. Through the assignment, I was able to get points on how Fintech security and the regulation methods are applied in various countries and domains.
  • Anonymous
    This course is OK to describe what it provide and delivery materials, but some area such as RegTech is not that deep that i thought before, it may go to deeper sample or case to demonstrate the frontier cases.
  • George P. Joseph
    Very simple, but highly informative lessons. All the points to be discussed are explained with clarity. Excellent mode of presentation. If possible, improve the sound quality at the interview sessions.
  • Anonymous
    Good elaborations and explanations of RegTech. However, it would be more fruitful to include relevant information about the recent RegTech development and activities.
  • Anonymous
    Its very useful to understand innovation in banking and financial market. How innovation and technology making easy to use and secure banking system.
  • Anonymous
    Very Informative Course. Right Length, Right Material and Right Lecturer !!.

    Awesome ! Loved It !! The project also helped in understanding topics better.
  • Anonymous
    The lecturer Prof Claark and the study materials are very good. The interview part can be made bit more crisp and clear.
  • Viktoriia Gurova

    Viktoriia Gurova completed this course.

    This course was very useful and contained a lot of theoretical information and statistics regarding the Fintech field. Still, it will be great if there will be more specific examples of implementation of some instruments in real life. Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    This course allowed me to gain the necessary insights of what is actually happening across the global FinTech ecosystem, and additional to that the representation of facts and information is simplified which allowed me as a beginner to understand each and every aspect with a clear perspective. this course is highly recommended for all who are looking to gain insights into the FinTech ecosystem or for those as well who are trying to gain relevant academic knowledge to build a career in the booming FinTech (RegTech-InsurTech) ecosystems across the conjoined global economies.
  • Anonymous
    This course, specifically this part of it, is built on a high theoretical and practical level. The very setting of the educational process is innovative in nature. The author of the course, his colleagues are highly professional, have practical experience, in particular, related to cybercrime in the financial field. Actually, considered as the very basic concepts in this area of economic and financial knowledge, also touched on some related areas (insurance, etc.). I recommend the course to study, it is useful. Thanks to the author of the course!
  • Anonymous
    FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech) course plays a vital role in providing the learning required for researchers studying the impact of regulatory frameworks on fintech startups. because only 9 countries around the world have adopted sandbox for fintech, knowing the problems relating and how authentication the financial innovation builds the trust among the clients and the end-users on the operations of FinTech companies

    Thank you very much to provide this opportunity to learn through this course
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    FinTech Security & Regulation Final Project.The stabilisation in residential property prices is leading to a gradual recovery, in line with our forecast. will be revising our renminbi exchange-rate forecast for 2020 in the light of recent developments....

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