Fintech is a phrase becoming increasingly prevalent in
today’s hyper-connected business world. Many global experts expect that
somewhere between 2 to 6 million jobs will be lost over the next decade due to
some of the technologies within this space, such as Artificial Intelligence
(AI) and blockchain. With 72% of all FinTech startups hailing from four main
MENA nations, and the UAE being amongst these, there is a regional drive to
become the main FinTech hub. Dubai is leading the way with the recent introducing
of the HIVE accelerator within the DIFC, and supporting many ground breaking
tech firms in locating their regional base within Dubai.
This course is an introduction to the FinTech (financial technology) industry,
providing insight into its disruption, innovation and the opportunities it
presents. This course introduces some of the basic concepts of FinTech. We have
all heard the term being used, but what does it really mean?
We cover key definitions related to the rapidly growing industry and dive into
the core segments that make up the FinTech landscape. Each segment is presented
with appropriate case studies to highlight how through the use of alternative
technology such firms are challenging the dominance of the traditional firm.
The subjects addressed in this course:
What Is FinTech; Emergence of FinTech; MENA
FinTech Environment; Lending Technology; Payment/Billing Technology; Wealth Management/Money Transfer Technology; Blockchain & Bitcoin; Capital Markets Technology; Crowdfunding; InsurTech