Accounting and Finance

Digital Banking and FinTech

Module code: N1632
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module provides students with a valuable understanding of the digital and open banking landscape along with providing the practical skills necessary to prepare reports, analyse banking performance in this new challenging ecosystem. Drawing on practical examples and theories, this module grants the students to develop key management skills and tools to further contribute to the industry.

This module has three parts. First, it presents an overview of the diverse banking digital transformation models and further analyses the market’s development through partnerships with FinTech industry.

Secondly, this module focus on investigating banking performance by preparing practical business oriented reports, and looks into aspects such as asset and liability management, liquidity management and capital adequacy management.

Thirdly this module will cover emerging technologies (Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Real-Time Payments etc.), and analyses key aspects of the relevant regulations of the regulatory frameworks (PSD2, GDPR, Open Banking, MiFID, etc,)

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing banking sector and role of financial technology in this sector..
  • Evaluate the impact of banking ethics and regulatory environment on digital banking and financial technology.
  • Critically assess banks, financial statements and primary aspects of banking financial management to be able to communicate this to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Critically evaluate the features of the most common off-balance sheet (OBS) transactions