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The CFT – the first & only FinTech qualification designed for professionals who build technological solutions in finance.

Get your Special price of $1,499 instead of $1,985 on the CFT Online Program

As an USEK Alumni, get your special price of $1,499 and start your CFT program

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  • Access to our online learning platform hosted in the cloud
  • 50+ hours of video per level
  • CFT eBooks
  • Slide packs for each topic
  • 400+ practice questions to get you exam-ready
  • Live webinars
  • Expert help desk to keep on track
  • Exam fee


CFT is the first and only qualification designed for professionals who build technological solutions in finance. The CFT team comprises industry innovators who passionately believe this qualification can benefit those in technology and finance. As a professional body, CFT works to influence the design and development of the latest technology platforms within financial services. CFT members either currently work in global investment banks and technology firms or have amassed years of experience there.

CFT’s dynamic and ever-evolving program keeps up to date with the latest in financial and technological changes ensuring our candidates are at the forefront of the industry. In gaining the CFT qualification, you will demonstrate to your employer and the industry at large, an unparalleled understanding of financial markets, the products traded by leading organizations, and the technological processes required to support them.



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  • Industry-led, platinum standard qualification
  • Focused on professionals within the industry wanting to gain unparalleled knowledge
  • All content accessed through our cutting edge online learning portal
  • Truly global – study anywhere and anytime
  • On-demand video lectures and live webinars
  • Take the exam at one of our global exam centres
  • Expert teaching and support
  • The CFT faculty consults and teaches in 9 out of 10 of the largest global investment firms. CFT tutors are industry practitioners who understand the complex world of finance and technology
  • Expert help desk available throughout
  • The next exam dates are the 17th of September 2018 and the 18th of March 2019.
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As a technology professional working in financial services, you know how quickly the markets move and technology changes. It’s hard enough to stay on top of technological developments, without having to understand the complexities of the financial products. That’s where we come in.

The Certificate in Finance and Technology (CFT) is a unique pioneering qualification designed by expert industry practitioners to give technology professionals from investment banks, insurance companies and asset managers, a better understanding of the business they support. Using cutting edge methodologies, we’ll help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to innovate and lead in your industry. The CFT helps you:

  • Develop a strong foundation
    The CFT covers the fundamentals of finance and technology to ensure you thoroughly understand the banking process, how technology assists, the deeper company perspective, the wider industry movements and your role within these.
  • Be empowered to innovate
    CFT tutors are themselves leaders in their fields and share their insights and experiences to help you to make confident, intelligent decisions based on what’s happening in the industry right now and not theoretical knowledge. You will be able to create solutions that are more dynamic and relevant.
  • Show firms you mean business
    The commitment and study time required to gain the CFT qualification shows people in the industry that you are serious about your career.
  • Fast track your career progression
    The knowledge and skills you gain on the CFT program will help you accelerate to positions of increased responsibility and leadership.
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The CFT® is an Approved Provider of continuing education programs for CFA Institute members.

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, The Certificate in Finance and Technology has determined that this program qualifies for 25 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.

The CFT® is accredited by the CPD standards office. CPD Accreditation enables us to benchmark our training to ensure we remain one step ahead. Accreditation ensures that the professional standard of all of our qualifications are maintained. Taking the CFT, a CPD accredited program, is beneficial for career progression and enhancement. Provider ID 50051.

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Sanjay Bhandari – Co-Founder, CEO

Sanjay BhandariSanjay is the Chief Executive Officer of The Certificate in Finance and Technology. He is a globally recognized leader in the technology space of financial companies. He has developed and delivered training programs in finance and technology for world-leading organizations such as Credit Suisse, Nomura, RBS, Barclays, Fidelity and JP Morgan, for over 10 years. Before this, Sanjay managed the eTrading platform at Bank of America and worked at Merrill Lynch London where he built and maintained trading and risk platforms for their rates desk.

Rob Woods – Co-Founder, Commercial Director

Rob WoodsRob is an accomplished financial trainer with 20 years of experience designing and delivering training programs to firms across investment banking, sales and trading, wealth management and asset management. These include Credit Suisse, Barclays, Nomura and Terra Firma. Rob majored in computer science and brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience that enables him to create tailored, focused course content and examinations that address the needs of technology staff within financial services companies. He is very excited to be part of the CFT senior management team enabling the delivery this long overdue qualification.

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Course enrollment fees are:

Level 1: $1,985

Level 2: $1,985

Level 3: $1,985

Please note: If you have not passed the previous level you will not be registered to the next level even if your payment comes through.

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The next exam dates are the 17th of September 2018 and the 18th of March 2019.

Note: You can take the exam at one of the CFT global exam centres or online.