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SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN11131
Module leader: David Potter
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law



Description of module content:

Principles of Financial Intermediation
Role of Central Banks (Payments and payments regulation, Prudential Regulation and Implications of capital requirements)
Building blocks of Fintech (Blockchain, Big data, Asset Aggregation)
Banking (Generally, Open Banking)
Capital & Money Markets (Market Making & Information Clearing, Instruments)
Insurance Markets (Insuretech)
Risk Management, Legal & Regulatory issues
Payments System (Existing infrastructure, Developments, National FX, SEPA, International Trade finance, Cryptocurrencies)
New Ecosystems (Disintermediation, Death of the Branch?, Tencent, Alipay & implications)
Future prospects

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able:-
LO1: To evaluate theories on the financial markets and intermediation and relate these to developments in Fintech
LO2: To critically analyse the implications for Fintech developments within financial markets, intermediation and related processes such as payments services and financial management
LO3: To critically analysis current innovations and synthesise perspectives on potential development paths for Fintech
LO4: To critically analyse the implications of Fintech for regulation of the sector.

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