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Regulation in Digital Finance

$250 / Finance Available

This 4-week course provides an introduction to the regulatory frameworks and regtech innovations that affect digital financial services.

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Start Date

05 November 2021


4 Weeks


Online, in our digital classroom

Regulation in Digital Finance

Though digital financial services is still growing as an industry, it is already governed by a complicated network of regulatory frameworks. Understanding and navigating fintech regulations, and making the best use of regtech innovations, is a necessity for many digital finance professionals.

Developed in conjunction with the University of New South Wales, this course provides an overview of the elements which together constitute an enabling environment for inclusive digital financial services: policy, regulation and institutional capacity. It will focus on unpacking and understanding the core enablers required for digital financial inclusion which have been recognized across a range of jurisdictions during the past decade, focusing especially on the issues relevant to digital payments: regulating e-money, digital channels for financial services, consumer protection, competition and anti-money money laundering compliance issues.

The course also introduces new issues such as data privacy and cryptocurrency which were not generally on the radar of financial regulators a decade ago, but are rising strongly up the policy agenda now in many places.

Why do I need a Digital Finance Regulation Course?

This course is designed as an introduction to the regulation and supervision of digital financial services for professionals within government ministries or agencies, or those responsible for compliance within private providers.

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the concepts, terminologies and emerging issues in this fast-changing field. It will also prepare students for further specialised courses in specific areas of focus.

Course Curriculum


David Porteous

Founder & Chairman
Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr Jonathan Greenacre

Hitachi Center Faculty Fellow
The Fletcher School

What is Fintech Regulation?

There are a number of international and national regulations that directly affect digital financial services. This course provides the necessary introduction to navigating and complying with them.

What is Regtech?

Regtech, or regulation technology, are a range of technological innovations designed to address regulatory challenges in digital financial services.

What is DFS?

DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.

What is Fintech?

Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.

What is Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.

What is Digital Frontiers Institute?

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.