This course will provide students with the understanding of financial services technologies and compliance and regulatory issues in financial services industries. In particular, students will become familiar with different information systems used in banks and other financial institutions in their provision of financial services. These may include internet banking systems, stock trading systems, transaction processing systems for deposits, loans and electronic fund transfer (EFT) systems, etc. Students will examine the use of these technologies in facilitating core functions of the financial services, and assess the risks involved. The course will also cover compliance and regulations for financial services technologies. The course will discuss the co-evolution of information technology and financial services industries, and the enabling role of IT in service innovation and value creation. Students will acquire skills to think critically about the economic and managerial concerns in implementing IT initiatives in a financial institution through case studies.