A note from the Founders

We would like to share with you a few words about COVID-19 and our initiatives to help. First of all, we hope that you and your close ones are well and are taking responsible measures to protect your communities. We must admit that we both have fallen ill with what was most likely COVID-19 itself (although we have not been tested). It …

How To Build A Learning Organisation?

Currently, we’re at the end of the first quarter of 2020 and already the world has witnessed a series of upheavals. Covid-19 and the subsequent markets volatility—need we say more? The societal system as we know it is changing and this effectively creates pressure for organisations to innovate, which may require institutions to break away from their traditional methods of …

Payments & InsurTech in times of COVID-19

Written by Andrew M. Dahdal, Janos Barberis, Gordon Walker, Jon M. Truby and Douglas Arner The 2020 COVID-19 outbreak has caused chaos, including global travel, trade and financial markets. Healthcare facilities in an increasing range of places, starting with Wuhan in China and now including Iran and Italy, have been at a breaking point. Global supply chains have been stretched …

5 ways to care for your team in the times of pandemic

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China. Two months later, it was classified as a pandemic, with Europe being the epicentre. People are self-isolating away from their normal communities of co-workers and families which may cause additional anxiety in these uncertain times.  In the UK, it has …

What we’ve learned at the AI in Finance Summit

With various disruptions and shifts happening within the global outlook recently, an essential priority for nations has been to seek methods in which they can power their economies competitively. In conjunction with this, MENA has been actively taking innovative and strategic steps into becoming one of the first regions to leverage Financial Technology literacy and expertise in doing so. One …

Gender Diversity in FinTech – CFTE perspective

This article has been written in collaboration with Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-Founder of CFTE and industry fellow at Imperial Business School, Board Advisor RiseUp Europe. According to a Deloitte report, FinTech has a bigger gender problem than it realises. This doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise, FinTech is a marriage between two of the arguably least gender-diverse industries. Statistics within …

Meet Guillaume Gendron, CFTE Alumnus, on his journey into Fintech

Meet Guillaume Gendron, CFTE’s alumnus, who is currently an Innovation Manager at Credit Agricole, with all-round expertise in digital finance. He successfully completed the CFTE’s Fintech Foundation and AI in Finance courses. In this interview with our Co-Founder, Tram Anh Nguyen, he shares his transformative journey into Fintech. What’s your background and current vocation? I finalized my training course with an …

Open Banking: landscape in 2020

You heard from us first, Open banking is here to stay and it isn’t going anywhere. The introduction of open banking—also known as PSD2—served as the beginning of a revolution in consumer finance. And while data privacy matters poised as potential challenges, recent PWC research shows that as many as 39% of bank customers would be willing to share their …

The first AI in Finance Summit in MENA to be hosted by ADGM Academy and CFTE

The Summit will take place on the 2nd of March 2020 in Abu Dhabi London, 26th February 2020: CFTE and ADGM Academy jointly announce their co-organisation of the—first of its kind highly specialised—AI in Finance Summit for 200 participants held at the ADGM Building, Abu Dhabi on the 2nd of March 2020.  The AI in Finance Summit aims to spark …

CFTE Courses are now Accredited as ACT Compliant

CFTE courses are officially accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the UK London, 21st February 2020 – CFTE has announced that three of its courses—AI in Finance, Fintech Foundation and Extrapreneurship are now accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). The three courses were assessed according to the ACT’s curriculum and content standard to meet the requirements. …