Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis
In this online course from The Open University you will learn about:
- Historical development of the financial services
- The financial crisis
- Financial products
- Financial regulations
- Consumer protection
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Duration: 3 weeks
Weekly study: 4 hours
This course is part of the Business and Finance Fundamentals and Finance Fundamentals programs, which will enable you to master this subject in depth.
The financial crisis of the late 2000s transformed the UK financial services industry. This online course takes stock and also examines the industry today.
You will review the history of the industry leading up to the financial crisis; as well as examine its institutions and also the issues they now grapple with; walk down the financial supermarket aisles and see what’s changing with the products on offer; and also find out how the industry is now regulated as well as protects consumers.
The Open University’s Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance created this course, with the generous support of True Potential LLP.
What topics will you cover?
The historical development of financial services in the UK.
And the 2007/08 financial crisis.
As well as the financial services industry after the financial crisis.
The revisions to the regulation of the industry after the financial crisis.
Financial products as well as new product offerings for consumers.
The pensions revolution in the UK.
How financial firms are regulated.
And how financial product sales are regulated.
As well as how consumers are protected and helped in the financial market place
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.
Who is this accredited by?
EOCCS: This course is accredited by EOCCS, the first international quality benchmark for online courses in business as well as management education.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Explore the origins as well as development of the UK financial services industry.
- Evaluate and review the financial products available to consumers in the financial marketplace.
- And explore the support, advice as well as guidance available to financial services consumers.
- Assess as well as examine the UK financial services industry and the issues it faces following the 2007/08 financial crisis.
- Identify as well as understand how financial services firms and financial product sales are regulated.
Who is the course for?
For further information about registration, the final assessment course, your eligibility as well as the BA in Business Management, visit the Open University website.
What do people say about this course?
“The twelve weeks of the program has at times been a real learning curve extending my fairly limited knowledge of finance to provide a useful understanding and platform for the future – my appreciation to all the team.”
Who will you learn with?
Martin is the Director of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (PUFin) at the OU Business School. Previously he was Treasurer of Nationwide Building Society.
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