Regulation in Digital Financial Services

Regulation of Digital Financial Services

Regulation in Digital Financial Services


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This 4-week course provides an overview of how policy, regulation, and institutional capacity come together to enable digital financial inclusion.

*Available in French

Course Details

Start Date

March 9, 2023

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March 5, 2023

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Start Date

November 2, 2023

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October 29, 2023

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4 Weeks




Digital Frontiers Institute
Regulation in Digital Financial Services

Course Information

Is This Course For You?

Though digital financial services (DFS) are 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 recognised 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.

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. It 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.

What Are The Intended Outcomes?

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.