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Online Course

FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Effort 11 hours worth of material
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

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.

Syllabus

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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Reviews for Coursera's FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech) Based on 17 reviews

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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. The simple, yet technically correct form of illustrating the concepts and applications being given to the technology, helps to understand the dynamics surrounding the regulatory environment and why they differ so much from one country to another. One thing is certainly made clear from this course, financial technology has arrived, and it will be regulated to the various causes championed by regulators around the world, but it is here to stay and it will completely change how the world at large interacts with money, finance, compliance, payments, manufacturing, and consumption. Welcome to the 21st Century
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Andres N
Andres 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.
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Víctor G
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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Viktoriia G
Viktoriia 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.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Good lectures by Professor Theodore. Great insights by the HSBC COO and the Ex-Police personnel. However, I would have been more interested in knowing about the Technological advancements by Regulatory agencies in the field of Capital Market. Various countries have developed Cloud Based Supervision Models and other technologically superior models. That can be covered as a good topic in the course.

All in all, it was a good lecture series,. I would also appreciate if Professor can provide us wth some links to some resources or books or articles to read for this class.
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Srinivasa R
by Srinivasa completed this course.
Wonderful, loved every moment. All the lecturers notes were helpful always. They were always a massive help and always helped us further our ideas. Prof is always great.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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Anonymous
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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Viktoriia G
Viktoriia completed this course.
It was good to obtain a very detailed observations of the current situation in very rapidly changing and innovative fintech environment. Good news that I’d the opportunity to hear from experts in this field during the course and appreciated this very much. I would recommend this course for those who is looking for well structured training and news from the industry.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Hello everybody ,

I attended this course in complex I like it. Basically the course touches many points of the regulation, probably I would have liked to discover the different regulation adopted by the major player in Fintech about virtual banking regarding analyzing the clients.

I want to say thank you to Professor Theodore Henry King CLARK for this opportunity.

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Vipin S
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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Anonymous
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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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The material is very approachable, the explications were entertaining and the way in wich the professor makes these complex topics accesible for every student, is very appreciable. Congratulations.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is very well designed and interesting. I have recently took some courses related to fintech but this course gave you a summarized view of whole regtech.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting course and very insightful. I also enjoyed the final project. I will recommend this course for learners with interest in the future of money and fintech.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The professor is really really good. Explanations were very simple and clear. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Fintech, Regtech, AML...
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Faqeero L
by Faqeero completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I already attached government job so kindly we few minutes spent business courses relate with my job,When I complete course I will thankful always.Thanxs you
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This is one of the fantastic courses that provide insights about the subject and help learner build a framework as well as work on those concepts.
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