Professional staff at central banks and finance ministries from Commonwealth member states will participate in the Oxford Fintech Programme.
The participants will deepen their understanding of fintech through a year-long partnership between Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and The Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth has chosen to collaborate with Oxford Saïd to enhance the capacity of its 54 member states’ governments to implement, innovate and regulate fintech activities.
Oxford Saïd will deliver its cutting-edge Oxford Fintech Programme. Participants from Commonwealth central banks and finance ministries will gain in-depth understanding of the future of money, markets and transactions. The programme will enable the professionals to create a conducive environment for their nations’ private sector to use fintech, supporting economic growth through innovation.
The initial online programme starts on 24 June 2020 with 50 professionals taking part, those attending will come based on member Government demand.
On completion of the programme participants will have the skills to identify opportunities for disruption in the financial services sector, taught through studying fintech ventures, AI and new technologies that can build better financial services.
Through weekly modules delivered flexibly, the programme provides insight into fintech’s place in the wider ecommerce eco-system, including competition, consumer experience and social inclusion.
The use of technology to enhance regulatory processes through Regtech is a key element of the programme and participants will work with content produced by Oxford Saïd’s Future of Real Estate Initiative to study Proptech. The programme is facilitated by Oxford Saïd’s official EdTech partner, GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc.