15.S08 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

FinTech: Shaping the Financial World

Class 1: Intro and Key Technological Trends Affecting Financial Services

Lecture Slides

Class 1 Lecture Slides: Intro and Key Technological Trends Affecting Financial Services (PDF - 1.2MB)


Required Readings

The economic forces driving fintech adoption across countries’ Jon Frost, BIS Working Papers (February 4, 2020)

FinTech and market structure in financial servicesFinancial Stability Board (February 14, 2019)

The Future of Banking’ FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams (October 1, 2019)

Optional Readings

The banking tech trends that will dominate 2020American Banker (January 7, 2020)

Big tech in finance: opportunities and risksBIS Annual Economic Report (June 23, 2019)

Study Questions / Issues to Prepare

  1. What are the major technological trends materially influencing the provision of financial services?
  2. How is the competitive landscape shaping adoption of these new technologies around the globe?
  3. How are FinTech start-ups and Big Tech firms competing and cooperating with incumbents from big finance? How has Big Finance reacted?
  4. What do you wish to achieve in this Fintech course?

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