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Emerging Payments Academy

The PayTech experts of today teaching the specialists of tomorrow

The Emerging Payments Academy is now offering a wide range of one-day CPD-accredited, payments-specific training courses. All courses are delivered by payment practitioners who are experts in their field. Using best-practice training techniques, each course is designed to share up-to-date knowledge, enhance skills, nurture talent and facilitate useful connections. Additional courses will be offered later in 2018 (see list below) and this page will carry details on each subject as they become available. Alternatively, to receive advance information on the training, please submit your details at the bottom of the page. Download our handy 2018 course calendar here or view full list of courses, along with other EPA events here.

  • Good broad overview of regulation and compliancePayments regulation & compliance participant
  • A great course and the perfect introduction to the state of the modern payments sectorPayments 101 participant

Payments 101
Next course: 29 January 2019

Broad and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the payments ecosystem, giving an in-depth snapshot of the entire industry and a better understanding of how it all fits together. Ideal for fast-tracking those new to payments or exploring less-familiar aspects of the industry. View brochure here.
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Merchant Acquiring
Next course: TBC

This course explores the ecosystem, the roles of the different stakeholders, the complexities of settlement, international variations and implications, and risks and regulations relevant to merchant acquiring. Delegates will be better able to negotiate and collaborate with others through an improved understanding of the environment and the available opportunities. View brochure here.

Payments regulation & compliance
Next course: TBC

This course offers a detailed understanding of regulatory obligations and the broader legal context. It will help those navigating their companies through the maze of regulations in the UK and Europe by ensuring they understand how the regulations apply to companies providing payment services, to minimise the risk of non-compliance. View brochure here.

Payment fraud prevention & management
Next course: TBC

This course presents delegates with an invaluable immersion into payments security, exploring the different types of payments fraud and fraudulent authentication, the exposure of companies to fraud, the range of approaches available to minimise the risk and an understanding of how to build fraud considerations into their roles. View brochure here.

Blockchain 101
Next course: TBC

This course gives delegates a detailed appreciation of blockchain and cryptocurrencies – how they work, the opportunities they offer and their potential to disrupt payments as we know it. It will enable them, and their employer, to remain relevant, up-to-date and commercially competitive. View brochure here.

GDPR 101 for FinServ
Next course: 18 February 2019

Everyone knows GDPR is coming in May 2018, but do you know what it means for your organisation, your customers and the data you hold? This course drills down into GDPR regulation, examines the requirements and considers the implementation implications for payments companies, taking you through what you need to do to prepare for GDPR and stay compliant. View brochure here.
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Payment systems – beyond the fundamentals
Next course: TBC

This course will explore how 2018 is set to be a watershed year in European payments that will transform the industry landscape creating opportunities and threats for both FinTechs as well as established players. Key topics will be new GBP and EURO payment rails, Open Banking & PSD2, Overlay services, as well as X-Border payments. View brochure here.