CFTE opens registration for second session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours at Singapore Fintech Festival


Following the success of the first session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours, an online Fintech Foundation course, CFTE is pleased to announce that registrations for the second session, which is released on 11th December, have opened. And to celebrate Singapore Fintech Festival, there is a special £50 discount off the course (discount code: ‘SFFCFTE’) valid until Sunday 19th November 11.59pm. The announcement was made at CFTE’s inaugural event in Singapore, The Future of Finance, the central focus of which was helping professionals understand how to build new skills in a world of digital finance.   [caption id="attachment_715" align="alignnone" width="800"] CFTE co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen outlining CFTE's vision for education in finance[/caption] It was the stage for the graduation ceremony for participants from the first session to collect their certificates – some of them flying from Australia or Africa - and was held in partnership with LATTICE80, the world’s largest Fintech…

The Around Fintech Update #2


In our previous update, we put the spotlight on Doris, the first-ever person to be certified for Around Fintech in 8 Hours (more on that here). But as more and more people complete the course from across the world we’d like to share their feedback so you can hear what they had to say about CFTE’s first online Fintech course.   “The lecturers were amazing and of course the guest speakers were excellent as well. This is the first online course I have taken and it's so wonderful!” “Being an avid follower of Fintech, I was looking for a foundation course in Fintech from a long time….This foundation course could be excellent starter to anyone who wants to pursue an MBA in finance systems/Fintech/Fintech marketing.”  “The overall program was well structured, practically informative and constructively encouraging, specifically for an entrepreneur of a Fintech startup …I look forward to the next level progression…

The Around Fintech Update #1


"What an incredible course, absolutely love all the content and lectures!" -  Dr. Doris Wang, Taipei   The first cohort of CFTE’s first online Fintech course is well underway And since CFTE is all about ‘firsts’ we thought we’d share with you our first ever graduate from Around Fintech in 8 Hours: meet Dr Doris Wang, CPA (USA), CIA, CGAP, CRMA. We won’t list all her accolades as it would easily fill two pages, but to give you an idea, she is currently a Professor of Accountancy at the National Taipei University, holds a PhD in Accountancy and is Chairman of the Accounting Research and Development Council. The list goes on. So why would someone so experienced and at the top of her profession want to learn Fintech? Her underlying message was simple: if you want to stay at the top you have to evolve and adapt. This urgency was…

Asia: The Land of Fintech Opportunities


  This week CFTE began its Asian Fintech tour of the region’s biggest Fintech hubs including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Why? The potential for Fintech in Asia is massive. From serving the under-banked, through increased access to financial services, to improving economic prosperity for millions, the potential for Fintech to have a positive impact in Asia is huge. The good news is that a number of key developments (other than the growth of China!) are creating strong tail winds to enable the Fintech sector to grow and allowing entrepreneurs, startups, and financial institutions to bring more innovative financial solutions to market. So before we dive into what we’ve been up to this week and our plans for the coming weeks, it’s worth having a look at some of the developments contributing to the growth of Asia’s Fintech ecosystem…   The jigsaw starts to take shape The region has…

Three Steps to Learn Fintech


As the adoption of financial technology within the financial sector increases across the globe more and more professionals are starting wonder exactly what the umbrella term ‘Fintech’ represents and how they can learn more about it. The fact is this curiosity will quickly turn into a necessity if previous examples of technological disruption are anything to follow. One only has to look at what happened to the publishing industry to understand that being literate in digital finance will become a key success factor if you want to have a successful career in finance. In this article, we’ll explore in 3 easy steps how you can jump-start your career and dive deeper into the world of Fintech.   Step 1: Soft introduction More than likely if you are interested in Fintech you will have already covered this step. There are many great links above to online resources that will help introduce…

CFTE Working with Bo Le Associates to Address Growing Opportunities for Fintech Jobs


Furthering our commitment to help professionals working in finance to take advantage of the job opportunities being created by technological innovation, we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Bo Le Associates. Bo Le Associates is an international executive search services provider, the largest in Asia. They operate across a number of industries including the financial services. With Asia fast growing Fintech ecosystem creating demand for Fintech jobs, we look forward to working with Bo Le to ensure their clientele, CEOs and senior executives of Asia’s fastest-growing companies can access CFTEs talent pool. Please access the full press release here. To learn more about the Fintech courses we will soon be launching, register your email below: First Name Surname Email Address For regular updates, follow us on social media for the latest CFTE updates: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

CFTE Partners with SuperCharger to Develop Human Capital in Fintech


New Partnership Designed to Accelerate the Fintech Learning Curve We are excited to announce a new partnership with SuperCharger - the largest Fintech accelerator in Asia. So often learning happens in isolation, especially when considering professional development. However, in an age of technology where we are trying to get professionals to understand distinctly foreign concepts such as machine learning and blockchain, we believe the best way to facilitate their comprehension of such concepts is through learning by doing. The partnership with SuperCharger will enable us to accomplish just that. SuperCharged ecosystem SuperCharger attracts some of the most innovative Fintech startups to its accelerator programmes. Using the help of a number of key partners, they go against the clock to take their solution to market over the course of the programme. What SuperCharger has created is a microcosm of the new Fintech ecosystem, where a number of different parties work together to accelerate the innovation process. By bringing this…

Will Your Job Exist Tomorrow?


With the financial industry on the cusp of a significant shift to digital, ‘Will your job exist tomorrow?’ was the perfect question for CFTE’s Co-founder, Tram Anh, to put to an audience full of finance professionals at this year's Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen. The response was overwhelming. The rest of this article will explore the backdrop to Tram Anh’s talk at Money 20/20. It will attempt to put into context the changes that are occurring in the financial industry as a result of technological disruption. Money 20/20 Europe Money 20/20 Europe is a leading international conference. Thousands of professionals across various industries such as banking, advertising, media, investment, and technology attend the conference annually. This years conference was held against a backdrop of record levels of investment in FinTech. According to a CBI Insights report, investment in FinTech is set to exceed 2016 levels. With FinTech gaining momentum people were…

CFTE and LATTICE80 Partner to Make FinTech more Accessible to Finance Professionals


  CFTE and LATTICE80 Fintech Partnership to accelerate the development of the global FinTech ecosystem With the launch of our first FinTech course in Q4 2017 just around the corner, we are delighted to announce our partnership with LATTICE80. LATTICE80 is a rapidly expanding global Fintech hub with operations in major Fintech centers such as Singapore, London, and India. The international hubs it is building in collaboration with national governments and the FinTech community attract companies building some of the most innovative products and services for the finance industry. A partnership designed to help our students The partnership with LATTICE80 will help to accelerate the learning curve for our students by connecting them to the companies within LATTICE80's rapidly expanding network. This is important because to understand Finance 2.0 and the dramatic transformation occurring in the financial industry, students must understand the real world applications of FinTech. Thus, the LATTICE80 partnership will enable us to provide…

From Blockchain to Machine Learning, the Best Fintech Courses Revealed [UPDATE]


Fintech more than just a buzzword A few years ago the word Fintech wasn’t even on most peoples mind within finance let alone outside the industry. But just like social media, IoT, and virtual reality became more than just buzzwords, people are waking up to the fact Fintech has the potential to transform finance as we know it. Fintech about to go mainstream? From the fringes, Fintech is fast pushing into the spotlight. Perhaps you’ve seen Funding Circle latest TV ad? The online platform, which lends money to SME's, is making a multi-million pound bid to establish itself as a household name and have its brand top of mind for any SME thinking about borrowing money. This is just one example of how Fintech is transforming a core financial activity like loans. No doubt you’ve heard of the other technological innovations like blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies which are having a…