Regulation in Digital Finance

Certified by DFI

This 4-week course provides an introduction to the regulatory frameworks and regtech innovations that affect digital financial services.


01 November 2020


*Start Date: 05 November 2020


4 weeks


Online, in our digital classroom


US$250 per person
(Financial Aid Available)

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Fintech regulation course overview

Though digital financial services is 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 recognized 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.

The course 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.

Why do I need a digital finance regulation course?

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.

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.

Digital finance regulation course schedule

  • Week 1

    Setting the scene

  • Week 2

    Stored value, agents and consumer due diligence

  • Week 3

    Consumer protection and competition policy

  • Week 4

    Emerging issues: data privacy, fintech and regtech

What is fintech regulation?

There are a number of international and national regulations that directly affect digital financial services. This course provides the necessary introduction to navigating and complying with them.

What is regtech?

Regtech, or regulation technology, are a range of technological innovations designed to address regulatory challenges in digital financial services.


DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.


Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.


Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.


A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.


Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.


World-Class Academics and Practitioners

David Porteous

Founder & Chairman
Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr Jonathan Greenacre

Hitachi Center Faculty Fellow
The Fletcher School

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Financial Aid

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you.  for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.

Use this information to find the best financial aid that supports your objectives. At any stage please contact us at

Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable

Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.

Multi-year Programs

Certified Digital Finance Practitioner

  • Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 installments (works out to $112 p.m.)
  • Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
  • Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
Foundation Courses

Foundation courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $500
Specialization Courses

Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.

  • Payment 1: $125
  • Payment 2: $125

Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?

DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.

Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at

Option 3: Referral Program

If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.

Foundation Courses

Eight successful referrals will result in your foundation course being fully subsidized.

Specialization Courses

Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.

Option 4: Scholarships

DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable installments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.

  •         I am an active member of the digital financial services industry

Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:

  • Please provide a brief overview of experience.
  • To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
  • How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
  • Describe your current role and responsibilities.
  • Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
  • I can contribute $ to my course.

You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.