Consumer Finance: Markets, Product Design, and FinTech

Drawing of two laptops, dollar signs, and handshake.

Alternative investing, e.g., Lending Club is the topic of Lecture 8 in this course. Image depicting peer to peer lending. (Courtesy of InvestmentZen. License: CC BY.)


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Spring 2018



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This course provides a solid understanding of consumer decision-making and how new products and services are developed, especially given the rapid pace of innovation and regulatory change, to help students succeed in consumer finance today. Specific examples will be drawn from retirement saving products, credit cards, peer to peer lending, cryptocurrencies, and financial advising.

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Jonathan Parker. 15.483 Consumer Finance: Markets, Product Design, and FinTech. Spring 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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