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Digital banking Foundations of Digital Finance and Innovation (FDFI)

Foundations of Digital Finance and Innovation (FDFI)

Financial technology has advanced significantly in recent years, with innovations like cryptocurrency, open banking, and robo-advisers continuing to shape the way we interact with money.

With such rapid change, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest developments. But shifts in consumer preferences are changing the way financial institutions engage with their customers and leading to new ways of banking. This means that those looking to work in the industry need to understand fintech.

Our Foundations of Digital Finance and Innovation (FDFI) programme has been designed to give participants a broad understanding of the different technologies, innovations, and applications of fintech and the various ways they impact banking.

By studying this programme, students will gain the knowledge they need to embrace the digitalisation of the banking world.

Who can study FDFI?

The Foundations of Digital Finance and Innovation (FDFI) is aimed at individuals who are at the start of their digital banking and fintech career or looking to move into the field. The programme is ideal if you’re:

  • starting your career in digital banking and fintech

  • already working in banking and are preparing to take the next step in your career.

Key information


  • £350

Study duration

  • 12 hours – but you have up to 12 months from registration to complete

  • Everything is online, so you can study at a pace that suits you


  • 12 modules

Your studies will cover

  • How the financial industry is changing as a result of technological advances

  • The digital channels financial institutions use to engage customers

  • What the key technologies are when it comes to digital finance

  • The regulatory implications that digital technology can have for banks and financial institutions

  • How APIs and cloud computing are reshaping the financial services sector

  • How to accommodate customer needs when communicating with them via digital channels

  • Successful innovators in financial services develop winning products and services

  • How blockchain technology operates

Your programme in a glance

The Foundations of Digital Finance and Innovation is available online and you’ll learn through our virtual learning environment (VLE) Brightspace. You can access your learning on any device, anytime, anywhere. This means it’s completely flexible and can be studied according to students’ individual schedules – balancing work and life commitments.


This engaging programme consists of mixed learning materials, including short videos, recommended reading material, and mini quizzes to check progress.

Digital Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, you’ll be able to claim a digital certificate that demonstrates your new knowledge and can be added to your website, social media profile, and email signature.

Module information


You can register to study FDFI throughout the year.

You can also call our Customer Services team on +44 (0) 1227 818 609 or talk to them on live chat.



Corporate bookings

If you are a company and want to register a cohort of students onto FDFI please email corporate@libf.ac.uk for further information.


Once you have completed the Foundations of Digital Finance programme, you can take the next step with our Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP) programme. CFP is for early to mid-career professionals, with some experience of either banking or financial technology.

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Contact us about our professional qualifications

If you have any questions about our professional qualifications in finance and banking, please contact our customer services team.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm GMT.