Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP)

Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP)

Build an advanced knowledge of the latest fintech concepts and how they are changing the world of banking and finance.  


About the training programme

Financial technology is revolutionising every inch of the financial world and finance professionals with fintech expertise are becoming increasingly sought after. CFP will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the latest innovations in fintech, including AI, data analytics, blockchain, alternative payments and open banking.

CFP has been designed for mid-career professionals who are looking to gain a more advanced understanding of how digital technology is currently impacting the financial services sector. The course will also give you the knowledge required to identify new trends and embrace the future of fintech.

The future of finance is digital. By studying CFP, you’ll be equipping yourself with the advanced knowledge you need to enhance your career in one of the most dynamic and fast-moving areas of the financial world.

While studying with us, you’ll become a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF), receiving benefits including careers support and access to professional networking events.

Your studies will cover 

  • How fintech is impacting business models across banking and finance
  • The benefits and applications of key technologies and how they influence financial product and service design and distribution
  • How risk and regulation are affecting fintech development across the globe
  • Different strategies for growth
  • The factors that determine success, such as funding, valuation, collaboration and exit 

Who can study CFP?

The course is intended for those with some experience of either banking or financial technology, who are now looking to specialise in fintech or for those looking to advance to more senior roles, where a more substantial understanding of fintech is required.  
  • Account manager
  • Analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Customer relationship manager
  • Product manager
How much does it cost?              £895
Average time to complete? 30 hours – but you have up to 12 months from registration to complete 
Number of modules  Five
How will I be assessed? End-of-module multiple-choice quizzes and reflective learning journal.

Once you've passed you'll receive a digital badge that you can use on your website, social media and email signature.
What study materials do I get?

As part of your fee, you'll get:

  • core learning materials, including videos, quizzes and other interactive activities
  • access to our online student portal, MyLIBF
  • access to our virtual library, KnowledgeBank
You will be learning on our new VLE Brightspace, click on the logo to find out more.

 Entry requirements There are no specified entry requirements. However, you'll need to have a strong understanding on the English language and be able to study in English at an advanced level.
How will I study? Everything is online and you can study at a pace that suits you


CFP has five modules which you will need to complete to get the digital badge.

Global trends in digital finance and fintech

  • The global impact of digital banks, neobanks, and challenger banks on the current banking landscape
  • An introduction to WealthTech and robo-advisory and the opportunities and challenges they pose
  • The evolution of alternative finances and their success in different markets
  • The market development and advancement of embedded finance and it’s potential 

Technologies driving fintech

  • The opportunities and risks of data, artificial intelligence and machine learning 

  • The features and main uses of blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and digital currencies 

  • Understanding the regulation and risks imposed on digital currency 

  • An overview of Web3 and the metaverse 

Payments and open banking

  • The ecosystem and sub-sectors of payments and what the future holds 

  • An introduction to open banking and the various models used across the world 

  • An in-depth look into PSD2 in Europe and the UK 

Regulation and emerging markets

  • The role of RegTech and the key digital and traditional risks surrounding it 

  • The role of the regulator in enabling innovation and the global technology trends impacting RegTech 

  • The future of fintech in emerging markets and the impact on the unbanked demographic 

Sustainability and growth

  • A look into B2C and B2B fintech business models to create positive change 

  • The fintech funding ecosystem and key considerations when raising capital 

  • The value of partnerships in fintech and the risks, opportunities, and factors to consider  


You will be required to complete two assessment components:

  • end-of-module multiple-choice quizzes
  • reflective learning journal.
You will have 12 months from your course start date to complete the programme.

When you've successfully completed the programme, you'll gain Certified Fintech Practitioner status. This comes with a digital badge that you can use on your website, social media and email signature.

Women in Fintech Scholarship

The London Institute of Banking & Finance is delighted to be supporting Fintech Diversity Radar in promoting gender diversity in fintech.

About the Scholarships

The scholarships are available to women already working in fintech or the broader financial services sector who are keen to expand their knowledge of the global Fintech ecosystem and who have recently commenced, or are looking to move into, a first management role.

There are five scholarships available, worth £895 each, in the form of a fee waiver for the Certified Fintech Practitioner online programme. Applications are open until 29 February 2024. 

How to apply

To apply for a scholarship please use the button below. You will be asked to upload a copy of your CV and explain, addressing each of the specified criteria, how you think the programme will support you in your existing role and your career development.

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About Fintech Diversity Radar

The Fintech Diversity Radar by findexable is the world’s first global platform gathering progressive data on women in fintech to understand their impact and contribution to the digital economy.

The Fintech Diversity Radar – the world’s first dataset on gender diversity in global fintech – will map fintech startups, scale ups and incumbents, to determine the effectiveness of reducing exclusion among women team members, women entrepreneurs and women customers and establish best practice to advance progress – in support of the Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 17 to end women’s financial exclusion by 2030.

The Fintech Diversity Radar Survey is live. Get involved!

Selection process

The CFP programme team will review each application and award the scholarships to those applicants who are best able to articulate how joining the programme will support their personal development and their ability to support the development of others.

The team will also consider the type of organisation where applicants are employed and the nature of their role - in order to select candidates who are likely to gain the most benefit from the programme and/or contribute to the learning experience of other students.  Please note that the decision of the programme team is final and due to the likely high volume of applications we are unable to give individual feedback on applications.   


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