What is fintech? Is it really something I need to know about? And how does this Blockchain thing work anyway?
It may seem like an intimidating concept, but fintech simply refers to how new technologies can, and are, affecting the way the financial world operates, from the biggest banks to the people living in some of the remotest parts of the planet.
Fintech is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. In the UK alone it’s a £20 Billion industry - that’s almost double the size of the world’s music industry!
This course, put together by 42courses in collaboration with Barclays Rise, will teach you the basics of this exciting new industry, about cryptocurrencies, insurtech, mobile banking and more, giving you an edge over your competition in the financial world.
Course Length: Approx. 1 day, with lifetime access. Learn on any device and start right away.
Meet the thought leaders
Having spent over 20 years in banking, Lubaina Manji recognised the need for digital integration in financial technology early on and and headed up the Barclays “Bank for Entrepreneurs” program in 2015 which evolved into Rise. Lubaina has an MBA from Cornell, was one of the five Barclays fellows chosen to attend the Forward Institute Responsible Leadership programme, is the mother of two teenagers and still handles her versatile career with flare.
Rise, created by Barclays, is the world’s leading physical and virtual global community for financial technology innovation. It provides fintech startups with space, partnerships and support from thought leaders around the globe.
Skills you'll learn
Learn about the business opportunities for individual vendors in rural areas
Understand the key virtual currencies
Understand Blockchain in plain English
Learn how to make savings when transferring money abroad
Get approved for a loan quicker than ever before
Get to grips with mobile banking
Identify new investment opportunities
Understand how technology is impacting financial services in the 21st Century