Fintech Foundation Programme (Classroom & Asynchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of Business & Accountancy

Short Course / 10 hours / TGS-2020504471

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Rethink, Reimagine & Redesign Financial Services with FinTech.

In recent years, there has been wide acknowledgement of the benefits and value Fintech such as A.I, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Machine Learning can bring to financial institutions and consumers. The increased adoption of Fintech by banks in the B2B space and by consumers in the B2C space has fuelled the business growth for Fintech companies and also led to increased investments in Fintech by banks as well as a surge in hiring for Fintech talents.

As Fintech slowly gain prominence in recent years, it has also sparked the interest of other non-financial industries to adopt these technologies to boost business productivity and efficiency. Driven by the merits and value that Fintech can bring to the organisation, many businesses have started to embrace and invest in Fintech.

In this highly interactive session, participants are empowered with fundamental knowledge of these emerging technologies and their use cases in the industry today. Through practical case studies, participants will deepen their understanding of Fintech as they critically evaluate the use cases of these emerging technologies and learn how they have contributed to business processes and customer engagement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what about the history of Fintech and the different types of Fintech
  • Familiarise with the current Fintech landscape in Singapore and Asia
  • Understand the impact of Fintech on businesses and employees
  • Evaluate the different WealthTech and robo-advisers landscape in Singapore
  • Learn about the digital payments landscape and digital currencies
  • Understanding the emerging trends in the digital payment space
  • Gain insights to the future of Fintech
  • Discuss about the Future of Work with developments in the Fintech arena


Course date: 28 Mar 2024
Application date: 07 Feb – 10 Mar 2024
Duration: 10 hrs
Time: Face-to-face learning (9am to 6pm)
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: 80RR, 80 Robinson Road

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

0900 - 1030: Overview of Fintech in Singapore and Asia

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Fintech and Fintech Landscape Today
  • Key Reasons for Emergence of Fintech
  • Impact of Fintech on Businesses and Employees
1030 – 1045: Break
1045 – 1245: Dynamics between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

Learning outcomes:

  • How are the financial institutions reacting to Fintech disruptions?
  • Overview of the Wealth Tech, InsurTech, RegTech and Robo-Advisors Landscape in Singapore
1245 – 1345: Lunch
1345 - 1600: Payments Landscape and Digital Currencies

Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of Digital Payments
  • Types of Digital Currencies
  • Key Emerging Trends of Payments
1600 – 1615: Break
1615 - 1730: Insights to the Future of Fintech and Future of Work

Learning outcomes:

  • Upcoming Fintech and Emerging Trends
  • Insights to Future of Work and Preparing for a Digital World
1730 - 1800: Online Assessment

Trainer's Profile

Bernard Soo

Bernard has close to 20 years of professional experience in the Banking and Wealth Management Industry of which 7 years was in the frontline serving High-Networth Individual across the region and more than 10 years in management designing wealth propositions and equities product management.

During his stint at Standard Chartered Bank, Bernard was Head of Wealth Proposition in charge of designing various propositions ranging from retirement planning, children's education, and legacy planning to accredited investors propositions for High Networth Individuals. In addition, Bernard was also Head of the Online Equities Trading platform, in charge of product management, business strategy and management of the online equities business. In UOB, Bernard was Head of Digital Wealth Proposition and also the Product Owner of UOB Roboadviser, Simple Invest and Simple Insure, and also the Business Lead representing UOB in the MAS-driven Open Banking initiative.

Bernard is currently an Executive Committee Member in the Singapore Fintech Association, Executive Partner of Momenta Group and Managing Director of Emmet Insight. He has more than 2 years of experience in Fintech providing consultation, training and product development. With the vision to democratize finance and revolutionize wealth management, Bernard has developed robo-adviser, legacy planning platform and worked on De-Fi and Ce-Fi digital exchanges projects to empower retail, accredited and institutional investors.

Clement Ng

Clement is currently a lecturer with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP). His specialisation is in banking operations from the Custody Business. Prior to joining the education industry, he had more than 10 years of professional experience starting off from back-office operations to front-end client-facing. His last role was with The Bank of New York Mellon as an Account Manager in Global Collateral Services, specialising in Global Collateral Management, Derivatives Margin Management and Prime Custody.

During his time with the banking industry, he witnessed the changes taking place in the banking sector, particularly in the technology revolution within legacy banking systems and the disruption by the fintech companies.

Clement is also the Student Development Manager with the School of Business & Accountancy, NP. He has 7 years of experience in tertiary education, overseeing student clubs including Fintech Club where he actively develops students in the area of fintech technologies. During his time as an educator, he also worked for STACS, a Singapore fintech firm focusing on blockchain solutions for a short period of time. He advised the company on capital markets and how their solution can be further improved to resolve industry needs.

Clement graduated with a Master of Business (Applied Finance) from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the University of London.


In-class assessments.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass assessments

Entry Requirements

Entry-level executives and officers in the banking and finance industry who wish to:
  • Equip themselves with essential FinTech concepts
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and to know how these technologies will impact their work and the industry
  • Discover ways to prepare themselves for digital transformation

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 15 Jun 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$604.80
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$69.44
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$69.44
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$69.44
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$181.44
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$181.44