Digitisation and FinTech is being used across the spectrum of bank products including customer-facing services such as digitised lending products, enhanced credit scoring, biometrics and Artificial Intelligence.
Up-skill yourself now and position yourself for a career in this fast growing field.
The Professional Certificate in FinTech will provide participants with the knowledge and tools required to deal with practical issues and meet the challenges arising in the management of risk and compliance in the context of increasing use of financial technology (FinTech). The programme has been developed in consultation with industry experts.
The programme will introduce participants to the FinTech industry, and
the different types of digital risk that arise and how the application of FinTech disrupted the traditional delivery of financial services
the breadth of regulation applicable to FinTech
provide an overview of a range of key innovative technologies employed in the FinTech sector including: blockchain, RegTech and cryptocurrencies.
It will focus on developing the specialist knowledge and skills that will equip students to identify and manage against financial crime as well as the policies, procedures and internal controls intended to prevent its occurrence in a digital enabled environment.
Students will work through some case studies to get a better understanding of the practical application of risk and compliance management in the context of a FinTech environment.
This programme supports career advancement and is suitable to a wide range of professionals looking to upskill on the impact of FinTech on compliance and risk management in the financial services sector. This programme is designed for:
those who work in, or aspire to work in, a risk and compliance function using or going to use FinTech in their business including those in an advisory, supervisory or oversight role and
those who work or aspire to work in a professional capacity in the Anti Money Laundering (AML) function, using or going to use, FinTech and digital technologies in the management of their operations
those developing services for, and providing services to, the sector.
On successful completion of the Professional Certificate in FinTech programme, graduates will:
understand FinTech industry and how the application of technology has disrupted the traditional delivery of financial services.
gain an understanding of the local and EU regulatory environment of regulated firms.
gain an understanding of the FinTech applications in use in financial services.
identify the nature and types of financial crime and anti-money laundering activities.
understand the important role of culture and the ethical considerations in managing operations in a FinTech environment.
Each module will be 100% Continuous Assessment (CA).
When you successfully complete this programme you will be awarded a Professional Certificate in FinTech from UCD.
This is a level 7 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.
€600 per module
Mary O'Dwyer - Programme Manager
The minimum entry requirements to the Professional Certificate in FinTech are as follows:
Five passes in the Leaving Certificate, including English and Mathematics
Five O Level/GCSE passes, including English Language and Mathematic
IOB will also consider applications on a mature candidate basis from applicants who are 23 years of age before the date of their application for admission to the programme.
You must be a current member of IOB, or become a member of IOB, to undertake this programme.
(NFQ level 7, 5 ECTS)
Understand the FinTech industry and how the application of technology has disrupted the traditional delivery of financial services;
Identify different types of FinTech applications in use in financal services providers;
Understand the different types of digital risk this introduces, and how to mitigate them;
Outline the regulatory frameworks relating to the use of FinTech in financial services and the variety of applicable authorisation types;
Describe the risk and compliance frameworks needed to effectively manage FinTech operations of financial services firms.
(NFQ level 7, 5 ECTS)
Identify the nature and different types of financial crime and money laundering activities perpetrated against financial services providers;
Understand the local and EU regulatory environment within which regulated firms operate;
Describe the impact of FinTech & Digital Transformation and its uses and challenges in the management of AML operations;
Understand the role of culture and the ethical considerations in managing AML operations in a FinTech environment.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will gain an understanding of the risk and compliance frameworks needed to effectively manage the use of FinTech in their operations.