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106 ratings

About the Course

Software is eating the world, with radical consequences for financial services. This course gives you a foundation for understanding the future of financial services, and provides guidance for creating fintech businesses in the 2020s and beyond....

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RV

Mar 8, 2021

AI will eat up bankers, tellers and clerks at a bank narrowing down operational costs. This course outlines the current and upcoming changes to banks as they used to be in the 20th century

JS

Sep 8, 2022

helped me a lot on concepts and cases for better understanding of the history of finance, including tech; data, software, api, blockchain, bitcoin, fintech, etc.

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By Will N

Mar 1, 2021

This was a very informative course focused on the instructor's decades long experience at Goldman Sachs. The lectures were shallow, rather than deep, but full of lots of potentially useful detail about the mechanics of financial markets and how software/information technology has changed financial markets over the past several decades. Blockchain/Bitcoin are mentioned, but barely discussed at any dept.

By Jo i

Apr 26, 2021

Having "Lived & Breathed" the industry myself, Marty is a fantastic instructor and seems like a really nice guy (which is sometimes hard to find on Wall Street)

Great insight and historical - also hysterical references about software in the finance world

Awesome!!!

By Dmitri M

Jan 9, 2022

The material of the course does not match neither the course title nor its description. 50% of the course is a very basic intro to finance, and the other 50% is a very lightly disguised marketing campaign for Goldman. I think it's a real shame that Coursera, having so many real nice courses, and usually so good at picking the courses, allows this one to be on its platform.

By Haven F

Jun 10, 2021

This was a great course! The information that was provided by Martin Chavez was very informative to me. I am new to Finance and the aspects of software, computer science and math working together to move fintech forward were very interesting. On a side note, the information about APIs was useful to me in another business problem I was trying to solve at the time about how business teams teams share information.

My only wish is that I could have seen the videos of the guest lecturers, but it was stated upfront that Stanford policy did not permit that.

By Ricardo A V

Mar 9, 2021

AI will eat up bankers, tellers and clerks at a bank narrowing down operational costs. This course outlines the current and upcoming changes to banks as they used to be in the 20th century

By Subramanian R

Aug 23, 2021

A panoramic view of the industry and trends....must watch for any professional in capital markets or fintech or any software professional...a very thought provoking course from a teacher who has lived through the evolution of the last 30 years.

By Leon Q

Jul 17, 2022

Okay as an introductory course for basic concepts of investmetn banks and where software helps. Lack of some depth or emerging trends in fintech

By Jane S S

May 9, 2022

Needs better pedagogical design- each section should begin with a description of what will be covered and should conclude with the key takeaways from that section. Vidoes whould be broken down into 15-20 mimute segments. Where selected companies are used as example, a ratinale should be given for their selection and the universe from which they were selected.

Sadly much of the courses sounded like a rather smug commercial for Goldman Sachs and its PSI, rather than an unbiased asessment of the forces created by the fintech industry that are impacting part of the finance industry.

The automation of the various trasnactions processing flows was interesting to someone who worked on Wall Street in the '80s.

By Shelley A S

Jan 15, 2022

Initially technical, this was an insightful course regarding the future of personal finance and how financial institutions are marring customer relations with software to provide efficiency and value for all stakeholders. The investments being made by financial institutions to facilitate this highlight a level of creativity and a significant change in management and leadership style. Well done Dr. Martin "Marty" Chavez!

By Philip M A

Dec 27, 2022

How wonderful it was to learn from Dr. Marty Chavez who has not only a very engaging demeanor, but also a wealth of knowledge gained in the 'trenches' of real world finance. So many valuable insights to be found in the course content, and many excellent readings assigned, some of which I bookmarked for later reference.

100% recommended.

By Yiqi

Feb 28, 2023

The course combines traditional finance knowledge and modern computer knowledge. It shows many new cases of the trend that financing companies are becoming data/software-driven companies.

By JAEMIN S

Sep 9, 2022

helped me a lot on concepts and cases for better understanding of the history of finance, including tech; data, software, api, blockchain, bitcoin, fintech, etc.

By cristobal m r

Sep 18, 2022

hardcore paywall in the latter modules but great listening experience about the changes in finance in the last few years.

By Daniel T N

Oct 21, 2022

Very well designed course with an in-depth study of the paradigm shift that has been happening in the world of Finance.

By Tom K

Jun 21, 2021

Great course. Depth, pacing and subject matter are all excellent. Critical information for anyone in finance.

By Emiliano S

Dec 23, 2021

Great overview overview of the prospects of the payments, asset management and custody industries.

By Mahesh R

Jun 20, 2021

Great overview of the intersection of finance and technology told from the buy-side perspective.

By shashi S

Oct 13, 2021

Must enroll highly recommended!

Thank you! Coursera and Stanford University

By Nadya B

Nov 22, 2021

Exceptional course. Highly recommend.

By Abdulaziz A

Aug 7, 2021

it was more then perfect

By علی ن س

Aug 1, 2021

just I can say perfect...

By Chuck N

Jul 17, 2021

Interesting insights.

By NORAINI A R

Aug 18, 2022

Really good course.

By Sankar A

Apr 20, 2022

thank you

By Sharath S

May 5, 2022

Good