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240 Fintech Questions and Answers by on April 12th, 2021

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Explain what the term fintech means.

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  1. Fintech Interview Questions

    1.

    Explain what the term fintech means.

  2. 2.

    What type of fintech firm do you prefer to work for?

  3. 3.

    What have you done to build up your hard skills?

  4. 4.

    What kind of experience do you have conducting data analysis?

  5. 5.

    What do you know about automation?

  6. 6.

    What have you done to build up your soft skills?

  7. 7.

    What do you know about cybersecurity?

  8. 8.

    Do you have any fintech-related certifications?

  9. 9.

    Why do you want to work for our company?

  10. 10.

    Give me a brief overview of your career to date.

  11. 11.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  12. 12.

    What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

  13. 13.

    What is your biggest achievement to date?

  14. 14.

    What about this particular role excites you?

  15. 15.

    What are your thoughts about the current state of the market?

  16. 16.

    Tell me what you know about compound interest and the time value of money.

  17. 17.

    Do you have a big network?

  18. 18.

    Go ahead and sell me this pen right now.

  19. 19.

    Tell me about a time when you solved a problem in a creative way.

  20. 20.

    What is data verification and why is it necessary?

  21. 21.

    Explain the meaning of blockchain in general terms.

  22. 22.

    Why should we hire you instead of another candidate?

  23. 23.

    Why do you want to leave your current position?

  24. 24.

    What four financial statements are used to monitor a company's financial health?

  25. 25.

    How do you think your previous managers would describe you?

  26. Fintech Data Analyst Interview Questions

    26.

    Why do you want to be a fintech data analyst?

  27. 27.

    Why do you want to work for our company?

  28. 28.

    Do you prefer to work independently or as part of a team?

  29. 29.

    What is data cleansing and why is it important?

  30. 30.

    What program do you prefer to use to analyze data?

  31. 31.

    What is the difference between data profiling and data mining?

  32. 32.

    What would you do if you saw that data was missing or suspect?

  33. 33.

    What is data verification and why is it necessary?

  34. 34.

    Walk me through the steps you typically take during a data analysis project.

  35. 35.

    What kind of problems do fintech data analysts encounter during projects?

  36. 36.

    What is the worst job you've ever had and why?

  37. 37.

    What did you like and dislike about the culture of your last company?

  38. 38.

    What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

  39. 39.

    How would your boss and co-workers describe you?

  40. 40.

    Why are you leaving your current job?

  41. 41.

    What motivates you?

  42. 42.

    What are your goals for the future?

  43. 43.

    Can you tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?

  44. 44.

    Why should we hire you over other candidates?

  45. 45.

    How do you combat boredom during a long project?

  46. 46.

    What is the most important skill you've learned in your career?

  47. 47.

    What's an area you'd like to improve in?

  48. 48.

    What kind of challenges do fintech data analysts face?

  49. 49.

    Let's say that you're asked to work directly with a client about implementing a new data feed. How would you handle this?

  50. 50.

    Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a tight deadline. What did you do?

  51. 51.

    Errors can cost the company clients. How do you ensure your work is mistake-free?

  52. 52.

    Tell me about a time when you had to learn a new method or tool.

  53. 53.

    Our primary goal at this company is to make our clients happy. Within this role, how do you plan to provide excellent client service?

  54. 54.

    What is SQL and what kind of experience do you have using it?

  55. 55.

    How do you make sure to use critical thinking when working on a project?

  56. Fintech Business Development Representative Interview Questions

    56.

    What are your thoughts about talking on the phone a lot?

  57. 57.

    Why do you like sales and want to be a salesperson in the fintech industry?

  58. 58.

    What are your thoughts when it comes to cold calling?

  59. 59.

    What is your preference when it comes to management style?

  60. 60.

    Describe a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.

  61. 61.

    Tell me how you deal with rejection.

  62. 62.

    Tell me how you handle difficult prospects.

  63. 63.

    How do you handle it when a prospect objects to what you're saying?

  64. 64.

    What CRM software are you familiar with?

  65. 65.

    How do you research fintech prospects?

  66. 66.

    How do you react if a prospect goes dark on you?

  67. 67.

    In your opinion, what skills does someone need to be a great fintech salesperson?

  68. 68.

    What methods do you use to organize and prioritize your daily workload?

  69. 69.

    Describe a time when you helped close a fintech sale.

  70. 70.

    Sell me this [insert item of choice].

  71. 71.

    How do you handle gatekeepers while trying to get through to prospects?

  72. 72.

    Why do you want to sell our product/service?

  73. 73.

    What do you know about our company?

  74. 74.

    Where do you see yourself in three years?

  75. 75.

    Did you work throughout college?

  76. 76.

    How will you structure your day?

  77. 77.

    How do you measure success?

  78. 78.

    What would you do if a prospect asked you about one of our competitors?

  79. 79.

    Suppose you end up in a disagreement with a colleague. What will you do?

  80. 80.

    Let's say that one month you miss your quota. What will you do?

  81. 81.

    Would you describe yourself as a team player?

  82. 82.

    Tell me about any experience you have in customer service. What did you like and dislike about it?

  83. 83.

    Describe a time when you dealt with a challenge. What motivated you to keep going?

  84. 84.

    Tell me about a time when you had to get really good at a skill and how you did this.

  85. Blockchain Interview Questions

    85.

    Can you explain in general terms what Blockchain is?

  86. 86.

    Please step me through the way blockchain works.

  87. 87.

    Why do you feel Blockchain is a trusted approach to financial transactions?

  88. 88.

    What is an individual block in a blockchain, and how do you recognize it?

  89. 89.

    What are the individual components of a block?

  90. 90.

    Can you remove a block from the networks in Blockchain?

  91. 91.

    Can you change the data in a block once it is written?

  92. 92.

    What are the two types of records that are maintained in the blockchain database?

  93. 93.

    In addition to financial data, what other types of records can be kept in a blockchain?

  94. 94.

    What are the three main types of blockchains?

  95. 95.

    Can you break down the blockchain architecture into its core components?

  96. 96.

    What is a Cryptocurrency, and how does it leverage the features of a blockchain?

  97. 97.

    What role does encryption play in a blockchain?

  98. 98.

    How does a blockchain ledger different from a normal bookkeeping ledger?

  99. 99.

    What is a consensus algorithm, what is its purpose, and can you provide some examples?

  100. 100.

    What are some of the key blockchain principles that address security threats?

  101. 101.

    Can you discuss the differences between Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work?

  102. 102.

    How is a blind signature used in cryptocurrency?

  103. 103.

    Can you explain double-spending in the context of a blockchain?

  104. 104.

    Is a 51% attack related to double-spending, and if so, how?

  105. 105.

    What is a Coinbase transaction, and how is it created?

  106. blockchain Interview Questions

    106.

    Can you explain Merkle trees and the role they play in a blockchain?

  107. 107.

    How is your transaction data kept safe in a blockchain?

  108. 108.

    Can you explain what Secret Sharing is?

  109. 109.

    Please explain the difference between a scriptPubKey and a P2SH address.

  110. 110.

    What is Mining, and how is it used in a blockchain?

  111. Fintech Account Manager Interview Questions

    111.

    Explain why you are interested in this specific fintech account manager position.

  112. 112.

    What kind of experience do you have in fintech account management and/or sales?

  113. 113.

    How well do you know the fintech industry?

  114. 114.

    How long have you sold fintech products?

  115. 115.

    Do you know any of our customers?

  116. 116.

    Why do you believe you'll be a good account manager?

  117. 117.

    What do you know about our company?

  118. 118.

    Tell me about your leadership style.

  119. 119.

    Why do you want to leave your current position?

  120. 120.

    If a long-term client of ours informed you that they wanted to end our business relationship, how would you convince them to stay?

  121. 121.

    You have been given 75 clients. How will you manage them? What will you do first?

  122. 122.

    Tell me how you will stay in contact with customers.

  123. 123.

    What do you like most about your current role?

  124. 124.

    Would you rather a higher base pay without many commission opportunities or a lower base pay with lots of commission opportunities? Why?

  125. 125.

    Tell me about a time when you made a mistake that cost an account.

  126. 126.

    What kind of feedback did you receive at your last job?

  127. 127.

    If you were the manager, how would you measure the success of the members of your team?

  128. 128.

    If you were the manager, how would you motivate your team?

  129. 129.

    If you were your own client, how would you describe yourself as an account manager?

  130. 130.

    In your opinion, what is our company's biggest challenge?

  131. 131.

    How do you meet your quotas?

  132. 132.

    Pretend I'm one of your clients. How would you upsell or cross-sell this company's products to me?

  133. 133.

    What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

  134. 134.

    Tell me why this job is right for you at this time in your career.

  135. 135.

    What sales and account management software do you know how to use?

  136. 136.

    Describe a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.

  137. 137.

    Why should we hire you instead of other candidates?

  138. 138.

    What is the largest project you have ever worked on and how did you manage it?

  139. 139.

    Have you ever made a mistake that made a customer unhappy? What did you do to fix the problem?

  140. 140.

    What motivates you?

  141. Fintech Financial Analyst Interview Questions

    141.

    Why did you choose to become a fintech financial analyst?

  142. 142.

    After you work as a financial analyst in fintech, what kind of role do you plan to move into?

  143. 143.

    Tell me what you would do if you noticed an inconsistency in our company's financial records.

  144. 144.

    Why do you want to work for our company?

  145. 145.

    Have you or are you considering getting any licenses or certifications?

  146. 146.

    Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

  147. 147.

    Describe a time when you had to present financial data to others.

  148. 148.

    Tell me about a time when an analysis didn't go as planned. What did you learn?

  149. 149.

    What financial statement would you pick to make a decision about a company?

  150. 150.

    What metric would you use to analyze a company's stock and why?

  151. 151.

    Can you tell me what EBITDA is?

  152. 152.

    Tell me what financial modeling is and why it's important.

  153. 153.

    Tell me what you know about different valuation methods.

  154. 154.

    What kinds of tools do you use for advanced financial modeling?

  155. 155.

    Describe how you would develop an investment recommendation for company decision-makers.

  156. 156.

    Tell me about a time when you had to meet a tight deadline. How did it go?

  157. 157.

    How would you handle an unhappy colleague or executive in a business meeting?

  158. 158.

    What is your greatest strength that benefits your career as a fintech financial analyst?

  159. 159.

    What do you do when you don't have all the information you need for a project?

  160. 160.

    What process do you use to create a financial analysis report?

  161. 161.

    What four financial statements are used to monitor a company's financial health?

  162. 162.

    What is NVP and why is it important?

  163. 163.

    What was your greatest achievement in your last role?

  164. 164.

    Do you have any experience benchmarking?

  165. Fintech Product Manager Interview Questions

    165.

    Tell me the differences between a project manager and a product manager.

  166. 166.

    What has been your most successful product to date as a fintech product manager?

  167. 167.

    Can you talk about a time when you had to deal with a conflict?

  168. 168.

    How do you define market opportunity in a business plan?

  169. 169.

    What would you do if it looked like you were going to miss your deadline? Would you cut any corners?

  170. 170.

    How do you define low-hanging fruit?

  171. 171.

    What do you think are the most exciting fintech trends right now?

  172. 172.

    Tell me about the elements that comprise a competitive analysis.

  173. 173.

    Tell me what GDPR is and what you know about it.

  174. 174.

    How experienced are you in the end-of-life process for a product?

  175. 175.

    What is the hardest decision you've ever made as a fintech product manager?

  176. 176.

    Can you tell me about a time when you failed and what you learned?

  177. 177.

    What KPIs do you typically use to track performance and success?

  178. 178.

    How will you gain credibility from the engineering and development teams when you are first hired?

  179. 179.

    Talk to me about what scalability, securability, billability, and reliability mean in the context of a SaaS fintech product.

  180. 180.

    How would you describe our product to someone who wants something similar but cheaper?

  181. 181.

    Let's say we're rolling out the successor to our most popular product. How do you position the legacy product so it continues to sell?

  182. 182.

    What processes and methods would you use to launch a new fintech product?

  183. 183.

    In your opinion, what makes a good fintech product?

  184. 184.

    What would you improve about our product?

  185. 185.

    What is the top technical skill that you possess?

  186. 186.

    How does this job fit into your overall career trajectory?

  187. 187.

    What methods do you use to determine what customers want and need?

  188. 188.

    Describe a time when you had trouble reaching a consensus and how you handled it.

  189. 189.

    How do you communicate your product vision?

  190. Fintech Human Resources Manager Interview Questions

    190.

    How do you think your previous managers would describe you?

  191. 191.

    Do you consider yourself a team player?

  192. 192.

    In the past, have you ever led any cost reduction efforts?

  193. 193.

    Talk about how you have successfully led a team that was comprised of diverse personalities.

  194. 194.

    How do you find great job candidates when recruiting?

  195. 195.

    Which areas of HR are you strongest and weakest in?

  196. 196.

    What are some questions you would ask me if you were the interviewer?

  197. 197.

    Describe a time when you had to do something that went against policy.

  198. 198.

    Tell me how you would handle a job termination.

  199. 199.

    What kind of experience do you have onboarding new hires?

  200. 200.

    How do you stay abreast of new laws and regulations?

  201. 201.

    Describe your management style.

  202. 202.

    Tell me about yourself. Why should we hire you as our HR manager?

  203. 203.

    Talk about a time when you dealt with a complex HR issue.

  204. 204.

    What do you think are the biggest challenges of this role?

  205. 205.

    What HR software are you familiar with?

  206. 206.

    Discuss a time when you became overwhelmed at work. How did you deal with this?

  207. 207.

    What is your greatest strength?

  208. 208.

    Describe a time you coached someone.

  209. 209.

    Why did you choose human resources as a career?