May 25, 2020
Nice introductory course to FinTech. However, I do not recommend the course for learners without prior knowledge on financial instruments as the course may become technical from time-to-time.
Feb 17, 2020
Well paced, good coverage of emerging and existing technologies and regulatory frameworks, and discussion on emerging issues that provide opportunities for innovation and regulation
автор: erik v d s•
Jul 11, 2019
I found the course interesting, but given from a strong US perspective in general.
Which is sometimes interesting, sometimes funny and sometimes annoying being a Dutch and an European citizen.
I cannot say its not objective or scientific, but the cultural background gives me a feeling of bias. I don't know if its inevitable, for Wharton being an American University, but a more international integral approach (which is something different than adding 'international' chapters) would work better for me. Whether it would make the course better I can't say.
автор: Jean-Yves D•
Jul 06, 2019
Maybe a bit too theoretical at times. The tests at the end of the lecture could be more focused on conceptual understanding and applications rather than the current quizzes focusing a lot on details but not on the big picture.
автор: Ralph H•
Jun 05, 2019
Provides a good intro to the FinTech space in general, but as a Millennial with a bit of advanced knowledge in cryptocurrencies and underlying cryptographic technologies, I would like to criticize the representation of Bitcoin (it is not a "Company") and the presented issues in regards to the usage of crypto currencies for financing of criminal activities which in my opinion is by no means a bigger regulatory issue than the usage of cash / legal tender, like the US Dollar.
автор: Rachael E•
Aug 12, 2019
I'll start by sayign that I took this course after 2 years away from a desk due to a stroke and my goal was to refresh and to see what I can and cannot still do. It achieved those objectives. Will it help me return to my career? I don't know yet but it's given me mroe confidence that the skills I've retained are still relevant.
Some of the material wasn't new to me but I've been in the finance industry for so long, way too long but there was some great content that made me re-evaluate my position.
I'm a product designer in alternative financial products and I'd never given much thought to the millenial perspective, until now. Understanding the shift in focus is critical for the future.
If you take a short course and come away having learnt something new that you can apply, then the course is a success. It did so for me.
Jul 06, 2019
Thanks to this course, providing the logic, systematic and data-convincing scopes to let novice know the fundamental knowledge of FinTech, I learnt a lot. Moreover, the methodology to analyze comprehensively and rationally is potentially passed to the learners, which is really helpful.
автор: Chiasheng O H•
Jun 22, 2019
This is a solid introductory of FinTech knowledge. I'm glad that I learned from the Masters on the trend, foundations, backing up by market-driven statistics that succesfully acco
автор: Philip P•
Jun 29, 2019
Very useful dive into what fintech is and is not, the potential benefits globally, the potential risks, and the challenges of regulation within countries and between countires
автор: Colin F•
Jul 08, 2019
clear and concise teachings lead to a quick understanding of the material presented. video length was great; never too long. visuals were easy to understand and interpret.
Jun 30, 2019
My first course in Coursera and it did not disappoint! I recommend this FinTech course to anybody seek a quick yet detailed introduction to the world of FinTech! Thank you
автор: Ajay C•
Jun 19, 2019
Great Introductory courses. I was able to build concepts around FinTech & new Payment systems & regulatory needs. Thank you professors !!!!
Mar 03, 2020
The first two weeks are a kind of Wikipedia.
The last two weeks are kind of reading the PPPPPPPPTTTTs.
автор: Prykhodko D•
Aug 31, 2019
Coursera is a global platform, however this course is extremely narrow-minded and US-focused.
Its not just about the content speaking about markets, regulations in the US and different states without even questioning if that is of interest to the global audience or providing any warning on the course page that it is a US-focused course. It is also about the sort of language the speakers choose - for example, on multiple occasions they divide the market into "US" and "International". This sort of language implies the speakers believe the US is a center of the world and local startups or companies in other countries are just falling under catch-all 'international'. Very insensitive and not recommended.
автор: Jiacheng L•
Jan 04, 2020
The instructor Christopher Geczy's eyes are constantly looking at the scripts below the camera, he is literally reading scripts, rather than giving a lecture. The content is mostly showing data and statistics, rather than explaining how things work. The other instructor is alright.
автор: Amy W•
Jul 23, 2019
Concise and informative overview of payment systems and regulatory perspectives on Financial Technology. Very introductory approach - no prior knowledge is required, nor is active research during the coursework. Poised several perspectives and detailed systems/structures that I had both never understood before, as well as detailing systems I had never been familiar with. Absolutely wonderful lessons!
It stands to mention that at a point in this course - in the fourth week, there is a reference to "Bitcoin" as a company. The instructor clearly understands Bitcoin is an asset, but a given example/case study displays "Bitcoin" as a company experiencing problems with using decentralized/anonymous assets to purchase illegal goods. This was presented in an embarrassingly biased format, completely ignoring any possible discussion of further regulation in decentralized asset classes/cryptocurrencies or any comparisons to FIAT.
автор: Inaja L•
Apr 19, 2020
This was my first Coursera course and I enjoyed learning and understanding some of the fintech trends, and how this topic is important now and will continue to be in the future. I graduated one year and a half ago with a BBA in finance and didn’t get the chance to take a Fintech intro class. I am glad I was able to take this course while in quarantine due to coronavirus to add knowledge and learn about a hot topic.
The course was helpful to understand the important role of millennials in the sector of Fintech and how fintech companies should pay attention to these demographic groups now and in the future. Also, the course gives a good explanation of the big picture of regulation and its challenges within fintech. In addition, the professors were clear and concise with their way of explaining each topic.
I would recommend this course for anyone who is interested in learning the introduction to Fintech and its trends.
автор: Temitope O•
Apr 30, 2020
This course exposes the history of Fintech whilst unraveling the foundation of Payments. It is insightful with many analogies and Fintech terminologies to learn. As an in-house counsel in the financial services sector, I have become acquainted with a number of algorithms and technical terms used in Fintech. The regulation of Fintech has been a concern for me. The analogies and examples of various attempts to regulate Fintechs as well as the comparative analysis offered in this course have enabled me comprehensively to analyze risks inherent in partnerships between structured organizations and emerging Fintechs, especially in Africa. This course has propelled me to hatch innovative ways of how Fintechs in Africa can be regulated.
Jul 21, 2019
The Wharton "FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations." course is well designed and provides you with the required knowledge to confidently go forward and further explore this subject area.
Although I have a keen prior interest in this area, I was pleasantly surprised to read statistics and studies that I would never have otherwise thought of exploring!
The lecturers come across with great passion in the videos and take the time to connect the dots and make areas such as regulations exciting.
I particularly enjoyed the areas on payment systems and regulations, although the whole course provided me with a fresh perspective on the entire subject matter.
автор: shayista a•
Apr 21, 2020
Fintech by Wharton, University of Pennsylvania is an excellent course. It gives you good foundation of what Fintech is, the emerging technologies, the regulatory bodies, the risk associated and compliance to mitigate the risk. It also provides good insight into how different countries in the world are regulating the technology. The course is organised and structured very well. The course provided a deep insight into the development of FinTech, the role of Millennial and the future it might lead to.
I highly encourage everyone to attend this course as it will develop new understanding and skills required in this fast changing world.
автор: SASMIT H•
Jul 22, 2019
Through this course,i learned the key components of modern-day investment strategies which utilize or rather leverage FinTech to benefit end user and thus connecting a wider set of people. Last but not the least, i got a better prospective of importance of regulation in Fin tech space for check and balances. It was indeed a pleasure to go though this richful content.
Really grateful to Prof Natasha and Prof Christopher Geczy for explaining in very simple terms.
автор: Angela P•
Aug 20, 2019
A great capsule of information about 'fintech'.
As a well-informed and active participant in the FinTech sector, I found the content and perspective regarding payments and regulation to be particularly concise and relevant. A supplemental - and complementary - theme to consider incorporating into the regulatory slides might be the potential limitations( (regarding accountability, governance and continuity) of private versus public companies (and investors)...
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Apr 06, 2020
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автор: Manomay S•
Mar 29, 2020
The best part about this course wa sit was market oriented. Real time examples, a step by step featured chronology to understand what Fin Tech is all about. Apart from that the analogies drawn were simply fantastic during the course. No where during the entire course you feel that you missed out something as there is always connection interwind. Highly recommended.
автор: Utkarsh D•
Aug 16, 2019
Great explanation to how FinTech will affect the traditional financial industry in the coming years. Having not heard of RegTech before, and lacked knowledge of regulatory responses in the card markets, I can definitely say that I have gained a much more well rounded understanding of FinTech, its history, its challenges, and its future.
автор: ARVIND K S•
Aug 01, 2019
It was a wonderful introduction to Fintech in all its aspects-innovative, regulatory, and all-expansive. The lectures gave a glimpse of how fintechs can be disruptive if the traditional financial behemoths don't improve and innovate, as also the enormous benefits to enjoy from the efficient deployment of their wonderful products.
автор: Jin A•
Jan 05, 2020
It was a great course for me who especially had no backgound of fintech.
The course was very useful from understanding very basic introduction & definition to think more broaden topics.
I'm going to explore more advanced cources drived from this basic fintech course.
Thank you professors!