Core Module Information
Module title: Financial Technology (HK)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN09907
Module leader: Paul Langford
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

This module analyses the latest developments in financial technology, relating such developments to core functions and processes in the sector such as principles of financial intermediation, regulations. You will critically assess developments such as cryptocurrencies and evaluate the implications of differing technological approaches. In considering the wider implications for society of new technologies (such as privacy concerns) you will develop a view of the future prospects for the implementation, benefits and drawbacks of what is often referred to as “Fintech” and associated topics such as Insuretech and Regtech.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: To evaluate theories on the financial markets and intermediation and relate these to developments in Fintech
LO2: To analyse the implications for Fintech developments within financial markets, intermediation and related processes such as payments services
LO3: To critically analyse current innovations
LO4: To synthesise perspectives and develop views on potential development paths for Fintech
LO5: To critically analyse the implications of Fintech for regulation of the sector.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Langford
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning will focus on developing skills in the analysis of the impact from financial technology on functions of, and developments within, the financial services sector. Situated within a broad understanding of the sector as encompassing financial markets (LO1), intermediation, insurance and regulation LO4), the latest fintech developments (LO2,LO3) will be assessed against long-standing theory and current institutional arrangements (LO3).

You will be encouraged to act as an independent learner, with direction from lecturers and tutors to point towards issues of particular interest. The subject matter concerns a dynamic field, which means that reading materials will include both core theoretical concepts (LO1) as well as use of current practitioner sources (LO2,3,4,5).

Formative Assessment:
You will have the opportunity to submit a brief outline in bullet point form of your short essay which you will receive formative feedback for to identify areas for improvement ahead of your final submission

Summative Assessment:
An initial essay will focus understanding of core concepts, principles and the sector overall. The final report will be used to focus understanding on the implications for the sector from fintech and future developments

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 LO1,2 8 , WORDS= 1500
Report 70 LO1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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