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Overall Score : 96 / 100

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Course Description

Being a successful FinTech firm requires more than just great technology; it also requires an understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to your business. This course will provide you with that understanding. You will learn about the critical legal, regulatory, and policy issues associated with cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, online lending, new payments and wealth management technologies, and financial account aggregators. In addition, you will learn how regulatory agencies in the U.S. are continually adjusting to the emergence of new financial technologies and how one specific agency has proposed a path for FinTech firms to become regulated banks. You will also learn the basics of how banks are regulated in the U.S.If you are unfamiliar with how these new financial technologies work, fear not. We will begin each new course section with a high-level overview of the underlying technology. While the course is principally focused on the U.S. FinTech industry, we cannot possibly cover every relevant legal and regulatory issue. Therefore, this course should not be construed as legal advice. Rather, the goal of the course is to familiarize you with the key legal and regulatory challenges FinTech firms in various sectors face, as well as the critical policy debates that are occurring in Washington D.C. and state capitals across the country.

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Instructor Details

Lee Reiners

Lee Reiners joined the Duke Global Financial Markets Center as executive director in 2016. At Duke Law, Reiners teaches FinTech and the Law as well as seminars relating to financial policy and regulatory practice. He writes frequently on FinTech and other financial regulatory matters on The FinReg Blog. Prior to joining Duke Law, Reiners worked for five years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), first as a supervisor of systemically important financial institutions and then as a senior associate within the executive office. In the latter capacity, he helped coordinate the FRBNY's engagement with international standard-setting bodies, such as the Bank for International Settlements and the Financial Stability Board. While at the FRBNY, Reiners worked closely with other federal and state regulatory agencies. Reiners has previously taught corporate finance and managerial economics in the MBA Program at Saint Peter's University. In 2004-2005, Reiners served as a U.S. Army communications specialist in Baghdad, Iraq. Reiners received a BSc in business economics, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and a MPP with a global policy concentration from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. Reiners holds the chartered financial analyst designation.

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By Muhammad F Y B I S on 14-Feb-19

This is a good course to understand the regulatory environment in the US surrounding fintech, the lacunae and the challenges in regulations.

By Simone P on 2-Feb-19

very interesting! Thank you very much

By Alejandro M T on 15-Dec-18

Truly excellent

By Steve S on 24-Feb-19

This course was highly informative, exploring real world examples and current events to help the course content resonate with the student. As a well tenured professional in the field of FinTech. I was pleased with the valuable information that I learned and the way it was presented. The instructor does an excellent job relating the themes presented here in great details and helping to bring them you an every day format that makes it very consumable and elearning friendly!

By Anna K on 14-Feb-19

Excellent speaker. Description of complex issued by used of easlily understandable language (from the viepoint of non-native English speaker). Up-to-date information on recent developments in FinTech sector.

By Anastasia S on 27-Feb-19

Concise, clear and very useful course for everyone who whats to understand FinTech

By Swamy S on 3-Mar-19

Very good board informative course that provides a good high-level understanding of the FinTech domain. Content look couple of years old, but still relevant.

By Michael T O on 6-Mar-19

The course does a nice job of providing a high-level overview of the different products and services offered in the FinTech space, the relevant regulatory considerations, and the various risks present in the space. I enjoyed it and would recommend for others looking to gain an understanding of FinTech products, services, risks, and regulatory considerations.

By Benjamin L on 10-Mar-19

Really outstanding course! Coming from a background in blockchain/cryptocurrency and not one of traditional finance, this course really helped tie together a lot of the concepts I have been wanting to learn but could not find a trustworthy repository of information. This course was extremely helpful and by far the most challenging (even with my background in blockchain) that I have taken on Coursera thus far. Really great work!

By Christopher N on 18-Mar-19

Excellent course that was engaging from start to end!

By Luis V on 6-Apr-19

Excellent overview of the FinTech industry with up-to-date information and relevant market data.

By Laxmi M H S on 9-Apr-19

Excelent