The OBP Specialisation covers all the key areas of Open Banking and breaks down its effects on the financial services industry. The revolution of Open Banking is significant; it has the potential to fundamentally change how financial services are designed, distributed and consumed.
The Specialisation consists of five courses that are designed and delivered by top industry experts to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to identify the key opportunities, challenges, and risks of a market disrupted by Open Banking.
WHY LEARN ABOUT OPEN BANKING?
- It is a global market that generated $7.29 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $43.15 billion by 2026 — It is a market worth knowing about.
- It is a revolutionary model that is transforming the banking industry and driving innovation across all players.
Who should take The Open Banking Specialisation?
Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of the Open Banking and Platforms model. It is designed for: - Senior managers of an established financial institution who is looking to maintain and expand the influence of your business in the new financial ecosystems - Those working in Risk, Compliance, Legal, or Operations and want to be the leader in the knowledge of how Open Banking may affect regulations and benefit your team - Those working as a part of a product team who would like to know which kind of products are enabled by Open Banking and how they can be managed - Aspiring entrepreneurs or leaders of a technology firm, and would like to know how and where is best to enter the financial industry in the era of Open Banking - Regulators who are looking to learn about the key areas in the business of new entrants and incumbent banks which other regulators have focused on - Recent graduates, current students, or an individual who is eager to develop a strong grounding in the new data-driven age which has begun to reshape the construct, culture, and required skills of the finance industry
Who are the lecturers?
You will be learning from a curated line-up of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs who will each be presenting their knowledge and experience in Open Banking. No matter if you are embarking on a new journey or fortifying your role, these lecturers and guest experts will guide you through the perspective of established institutions like Wells Fargo, tech giants like Google, and successful startups such as Open Vector or Plaid.
After I enroll, what are the next steps?
After you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email from my.CFTE, the online learning portal. You will also receive a receipt as well as a welcome message to The Open Banking Specialisation. At that point, you will have access to the introductory module that will give you an overview of the portal, and the way to use it. You could for example spend a whole day to go through the course. Or 30 minutes whenever you have the time, and complete the course in a few months. Once you have completed the course, and successfully passed all the tests, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Are there any prerequisites for the course?
The Open Banking and Platforms Specialisation aims to provide anyone interested in Open Banking (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the opportunities and challenges in Open Banking implementations. There are no strict prerequisites for taking the course but the following would be helpful: A general interest in finance, and a basic understanding of what is a bank An interest in digital transformation and innovation The Open Banking and Platforms Specialisation is designed to provide a solid foundation to a very large number of people, and tries to find the right balance between content that is easily accessible but also provides insightful knowledge. This is done through videos, readings, and insights from CEOs to make the learning experience accessible.
How does CFTE's course compare with others in the market?
The Open Banking Specialisation has been designed to help a majority of people start with the right foundations in Open Banking and digital finance. With this objective in mind, The Open Banking Specialisation will provide you with a clear understanding of how technology is impacting Finance through an accessible format. At CFTE, we believe there is an urgent need for all to learn the right skills for a world of digital finance, and we support all initiatives that are supporting the same goal.
How can I pay for the course?
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. Installment options are available as well.