CFTE opens registration for second session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours at Singapore Fintech Festival – CFTE Blog

Following the success of the first session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours, an online Fintech Foundation course, CFTE is pleased to announce that registrations for the second session, which is released on 11th December, have opened. And to celebrate Singapore Fintech Festival, there is a special £50 discount off the course (discount code: ‘SFFCFTE’) valid until Sunday 19th November 11.59pm.

The announcement was made at CFTE’s inaugural event in Singapore, The Future of Finance, the central focus of which was helping professionals understand how to build new skills in a world of digital finance.


CFTE co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen outlining CFTE’s vision for education in finance

It was the stage for the graduation ceremony for participants from the first session to collect their certificates – some of them flying from Australia or Africa – and was held in partnership with LATTICE80, the world’s largest Fintech hub and SuperCharger, Asia’s leading Fintech accelerator.


Graduates from the first session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours receiving their certificates in front of packed crowd

The event was the opportunity for participants of Around Fintech in 8 hours to meet and discuss with LATTICE80’s Co-founder, SuperCharger’s Founder, Tryb’s CIO and GIC’s Head of Data and Analytics, and exchange about the skills required in a fast-changing world of finance.


Attendee putting her questions to the panel

Around Fintech in 8 Hour was launched with backing from 20 senior leaders from the financial industry, with the expressed goal of helping professionals working in finance – wherever they are in the world – to acquire a solid understanding of the core Fintech concepts transforming financial services.

Feedback from participants has helped to validate a number of key aspects of Around Fintech in 8 Hours. Zahid Kalolwala, GM at Oman Exchange said of the course:

“Am extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to attend and complete this exceptional course from CFTE. Best Fintech content, speakers and readings one could squeeze into 8 hours, a MUST DO Course for all that are close to and or follow Fintech!”


Winner of an exclusive prize draw for a free seat to Around Fintech in 8 Hours

Troy Hector, Director of technology and Innovation at Cloud Africa stated the course gave him a sound “theoretical framework” in Fintech and added:

“The Around Fintech in 8 Hours programme provided a comprehensive overview of the global developments in the Fintech sector. The video lectures, course materials and module assessments served as valuable resources to reinforce the learning experience.”

One of the first participants to complete the Around Fintech in 8 Hours

Registrations have now opened for the second session which will be released on 11th December 2017. From 11th December, participants will have 6 months to complete the online course, which takes on average 8 hours to finish. And to celebrate Singapore Fintech Festival, there is a special £50 discount off the course valid until Sunday 19th October 11.59pm.  To redeem, enter code: ‘SFFCFTE’ at checkout >> here.


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