Financial Technology & Automated Investing

 From online brokerages increasing the ease of trading to mobile banking lowering the barriers for consumers to have access to the banking system, fintech has brought many advantages for consumers.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Fintech?

    Fintech is a portmanteau of the words “financial” and “technology,” and refers to technologies used in the financial sector of the economy. This includes things such as online banking apps, online stock brokerages, and mobile payment apps.

  • What is Moore's Law?

    Moore’s law is a name given to a prediction by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore that the number of transistors that could be put on a computer chip would roughly double every 2 years. This trend held true for several decades after it was made in the 1960’s, and the exponential increase in transistor density has continued, albeit, not at the same rate.

  • What is Quantum Computing?

    Quantum computing is a field of computing that uses the principles of quantum mechanics to change the way computers store and process information. Specifically, instead of data being stored as bits, which are individual units of binary code, they would be stored as Qubits (a portmanteau of “quantum” and “bits”). Qubits would be able to be in a quantum superposition of being both 0 or 1, which would allow significantly great processing capability.

  • What is Open Banking?

    Open banking, is a practice that involves the sharing of financial data between financial service providers through the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). This practice could potentially open up new options to consumers and/or significantly compromise individuals' data security and privacy.

Key Terms
Open Banking: Definition, How It Works, and Risks
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Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR)
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Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
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Dematerialization (DEMAT): Definition, How It Works, Benefits
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RegTech: Definition, Who Uses It and Why, and Example Companies
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Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
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Digital Transaction Management (DTM)
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Electronic Payments Network (EPN)
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Financial Innovation: Definition, Role, Categories, and Examples
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Social Payment
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eIDV (Electronic Identity Verification)
Large Value Transfer System (LVTS)
Automated Confirmation Transaction Service - ACT
Data Anonymization
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Corporate Trade Payment (CTP)
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Business Logic: Definition, Benefits, and Example
Business Intelligence Technologies: Some Common Functions
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What Is Moore's Law and Is It Still True?