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FinTech in Banking

Join us as we explore the emerging technologies having the biggest impact on the future of the banking sector, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data and robo-advising.

About this microcredential

In this microcredential, participants will be introduced to recent technological innovations that may affect a bank’s competitive position in lending (e.g. peer-to-peer lending) and deposit-taking (e.g. online banking). Innovations such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, robo-advising and blockchain technology are set to shape the future of banking.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential has been designed to equip participants to:

  • Explore technological developments and innovations that will shape the future of banking
  • Understand how these technologies will influence the competitive landscape and ways in which banking will change.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Fintech in Banking (25891) in the Master of Finance (C04048).

This microcredential may also qualify as recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is suitable for anyone looking for a comprehensive, high-level understanding of technological developments and innovations affecting the banking sector now and in the future. While this microcredential will be highly relevant for professionals already working in finance and banking, the topic has broader implications for professionals in other industries and sectors, including government. Specifically, these might include:

  • Finance and banking professionals
  • Government policy officers
  • Legal, risk, and compliance professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up business owners
  • Sales and marketing professionals looking to engage with banks.


Full price: $2,498 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

Topics covered during this microcredential include:

  • Orientation activities
  • Digital banking and online banks
  • Trading and settlement
  • Open banking
  • Crowd banking
  • Big data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robo-advising
  • Blockchain.

Course delivery

This online microcredential is delivered using a range of resources, self-directed study and live interactive sessions with the academic. Course content will be presented to participants in a variety of formats (lecture slides, notes, videos, articles) and delivered online. At the beginning of the course, participants are expected to review materials and complete tasks on their own before attending weekly online review sessions with the lecturer that are spread over the learning period. Materials will be provided to participants via the learning management system, but participants are also expected to seek information independently. Feedback will be given following formative assessment and during the online sessions.       

Course learning objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe recent innovations in FinTech
  • Assess the impact of FinTech on consumers, corporations and financial system
  • Describe the challenges posed by FinTech to banks and financial regulators.


Assessment task one: Online quizzes (individual) - weighting 30%

Following each topic, participants will be required to complete a short online quiz comprising a mix of multiple choice and short-answer questions, to assess their progress.

Assessment task two: Assignment (individual) - weighting 70%

Participants will consider the business model of a Fintech company, with attention to its details and potential, as well as its risks and the impact on market incumbents. They will be required to submit a written report on their findings.

Minimum requirement for passing the course: Participants must achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks and complete both assessments.



  • To complete this online course you will need a personal computer with reliable internet access, web conferencing capability and an operating system with a web browser compatible with the Canvas LMS.


Discounts are available for this course as follows:

  • 5% discount for UTS alumni
  • 5% discount for strategic partners
  • 5% discount for 2 enrolments in UTS Business School microcredentials (same person or same organisation)
  • 10% discount for 3 or more enrolments in UTS Business School microcredentials (same person or same organisation)

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code

  • Please contact the team at with your student number, strategic partnership details or details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to apply your discount voucher 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
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  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 


05 July




7 wks


Avg 10 hrs p/w

Meet the Expert

Dr Thomas Matthys

Dr Thomas Matthys
Lecturer, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School

Thomas joined the Finance Department of UTS in August 2019 from Vlerick Business School in Belgium, where he held a position as a postdoctoral researcher. He completed his PhD in Financial Economics at Ghent University in Belgium. His research interests include financial intermediation, access to finance, activism, hedge funds, and monetary policy.

Thomas has held visiting positions at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, USA, and at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy.

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Book a session

Mon 05 Jul 2021 -
Mon 23 Aug 2021
Expert: Dr Thomas Matthys
  • Facilitated online via Zoom sessions
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours total

Participants will have the opportunity to attend four supported learning sessions throughout the course. Click on ‘Sessions’ information above to see relevant session dates.

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