Regulation in Digital Finance

8 April, 2019

FINTECH REGULATION COURSE OVERVIEW

Though digital financial services is still growing as an industry, it is already governed by a complicated network of regulatory frameworks. Understanding and navigating fintech regulations, and making the best use of regtech innovations, is a necessity for many digital finance professionals.

This course provides an overview of the elements which together constitute an enabling environment for inclusive digital financial services: policy, regulation and institutional capacity. It will focus on unpacking and understanding the core enablers required for digital financial inclusion which have been recognized across a range of jurisdictions during the past decade, focusing especially on the issues relevant to digital payments: regulating e-money, digital channels for financial services, consumer protection, competition and anti-money money laundering compliance issues.

The course also introduces new issues such as data privacy and cryptocurrency which were not generally on the radar of financial regulators a decade ago, but are rising strongly up the policy agenda now in many places.

WHY DO I NEED A DIGITAL FINANCE REGULATION COURSE?

This course is designed as an introduction to the regulation and supervision of digital financial services for professionals within government ministries or agencies, or those responsible for compliance within private providers.

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the concepts, terminologies and emerging issues in this fast-changing field. It will also prepare students for further specialised courses in specific areas of focus.

DIGITAL FINANCE REGULATION COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1
Setting the scene

Week 2
Stored value, agents and consumer due diligence

Week 3
Consumer protection and competition policy

Week 4
Emerging issues: data privacy, fintech and regtech

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