Payments Compliance Training Programme

The EPA is pleased to be able to offer all payments professionals, completely free of charge thanks to the support of members Visa and fscom, this comprehensive Payments Compliance Training Programme.

Sign up to one of the live Introduction to Payments Compliance Training webinars below, then watch the 6, two-hour pre-recorded Advanced Payments Compliance Training webinars which will be made available here on demand in 2021.

Payments Compliance Programme Part 1 – Best Practice Financial Crime Management

Payments Compliance Training Part 2 - Managing Safeguarding, Open Banking & Strong Customer Authentication

Held on 5th November 2020 by Philip Creed of fscom.


  • Visa introduction and welcome
  • Understanding Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Sanctions
  • Creating and maintaining an AML/CTF Risk Framework
  • What is your risk appetite? And creating a risk-based approach
  • SDD, CDD, EDD and periodic refresh
  • Suspicious Activity Report obligations
  • PEPs, Sanctions and Adverse Media Screening

Held on 3rd December 2020 by Alison Donnelly, Director and Founder of fscom.


  • Understanding the payments regulatory regime and consumer protection
  • Who needs to safeguard and how
  • Payment initiation and account information services – what they are and how the consumer is protected
  • Open banking requirements
  • Strong customer authentication requirements
  • Capital adequacy and customer communication

Payments Compliance Programme Part 3 - Cybersecurity for PSPs

Held on 13th January 2021 by Simon Whittaker of fscom.


  • Cyber Security – fundamental security concepts
  • Anatomy of a breach
  • How and why are organisations targeted?
  • IT Security vs Social Engineering Malware & Other Cyber Threats
  • Help your third parties be cyber secure
  • A guide to password (in)security
  • Compromise examples
  • “The Cloud” – sharing responsibility with your cloud providers
  • Recovering from disaster