Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis

Online Course

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Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis

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Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis
The course Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and products are regulated, and how consumers are protected.
Course description
  • See what’s changed in the financial services industry in the last decade
  • 4 weeks
  • The financial crisis of the late 2000s transformed the UK financial services industry. This online course takes stock and examines the industry today.
  • You will review the history of the industry leading up to the financial crisis; examine its institutions and the issues they now grapple with; walk down the financial supermarket aisles and see what’s changing with the products on offer; and find out how the industry is now regulated and protects consumers.
  • The Open University’s Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance created this course, with the generous support of True Potential LLP.
  • The historical development of financial services in the UK
  • The 2007/08 financial crisis
  • The financial services industry after the financial crisis
  • The revisions to the regulation of the industry after the financial crisis
  • Financial products and new product offerings for consumers
  • The pensions revolution in the UK
  • How financial firms are regulated
  • How financial product sales are regulated
  • How consumers are protected and helped in the financial market place
  • Explore the origins and development of the UK financial services industry
  • Assess and examine the UK financial services industry and the issues it faces following the 2007/08 financial crisis
  • Evaluate and review the financial products available to consumers in the financial marketplace
  • Identify and understand how financial services firms and financial product sales are regulated
  • Explore the support, advice and guidance available to financial services consumers
  • For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility and the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Business and Finance Fundamentals program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM191 Business and Finance Fundamentals in Practice starts October 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all eight Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
  • The Open University Business School
  • A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured.

Prerequisites & Facts

Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis

Course Topic

Business & Management, Finance & Accounting

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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