Fintech & Innovation

What is Fintech?

What can help you strengthen your Fintech Understanding? 
Join Huy Nguyen Trieu, co-founder of CFTE and former Managing Director at Citi, as well as veteran of Royal Bank of Scotland & Société Générale, as he offers foundational insights into Fintech, covering everything from AI to blockchain, to deepen your understanding of the industry.
In the ever-evolving landscape of finance, Fintech emerges as a dynamic force with $200bn invested in startups, spearheading innovations from Alibaba's colossal money market fund to Goldman Sachs' digital bank.
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30 mins

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With this online course, you will:
  • Learn about the different areas that constitute Fintech
  • Get an overview of Fintech’s history and future
  • Understand the transformations Fintech brings to financial services
  • Examine the key players in the fintech industry, including startups, traditional financial institutions, and tech companies
  • Comprehend the transition from conventional finance to the modern, technology-driven finance world



Financial Services


Challenger Banks

Course Lessons

Definition of Fintech

Fintech has been a buzzword in the past 5 years, but it has many different meanings. In this chapter you will learn our definition of Fintech, getting a broad overview of its technologies, applications and sectors, and its role in transitioning from old to new finance.

The Reasons Behind the Rise of Fintech

In this chapter, you’ll obtain a historical oversight of the origins of Fintech, as well as an understanding of the reasons for its meteoric rise to mainstream adoption.

How Fintech is Changing Financial Services

Financial services have been around for a while. In this chapter, we will address the framework that is being built around Fintech. You will learn about Fintech’s advantages, its entry into financial services and the way it is transforming the value chain and jobs in Finance.

Meet your instructor - Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-founder at CFTE

Huy Nguyen Trieu is the Co-Founder of CFTE. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance, and a Venture Partner at Mundi Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in Fintech and Insurtech.
He believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people, which is why he co-founded CFTE to help people improve their skills and find opportunities.

Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance.
He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College. He was also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia.