Become a Digital
Payments Professional

Master the fundaments. Tailored insights, industry expertise, and hands-on training to accelerate transformation.

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Gain in-high demand Payments Industry Skills

Comprehensive Training

Our academy provides comprehensive training programs that equip professionals with the necessary knowledge to navigate the complexities of the payments industry.

Solve Industry complexities

Our curriculum demystifies industry jargon, processes, and complexities. We offer clear explanations, real-world examples, and practical exercises for a solid grasp of payments industry concepts.

Expert-led Education

Gain practical skills and industry insights to excel in the dynamic world of payments. Our unique learning content is crafted from a blend of our in-house expertise, a proven track record in professional services, and niche expertise enabled by our extensive network.

The Foundation Course Material

The Payments Value Chain

In Module 1, we explore the fascinating history of the payments value chain (PVC), the complexities of the PVC and discuss the four and three-corner model, the cards PVCS, the PVC for alternative Payment methods (APM), the various key players involved in the payment process and pricing.

Card Payments

in Module 2 we explore the wide-ranging impact on the global economy of Card Payments. Get ready to discover the nuances of physical and virtual cards, the benefits of prepaid debit and credit cards, as well as the intricacies of data reading from these cards.

Transaction Processing

In module 3 we dive into the heart of digital payments: Transaction Processing. Unravel the intricate steps of Authorization, Capture, Clearing, and Settlement. Understand the pivotal role these processes play in ensuring secure, efficient, and transparent electronic transactions. Perfect for those aiming to master the complexities of the payment value chain.

Acquirer, Scheme & Issuer roles

In module 4 we delve into the nuanced roles of Acquirers, Schemes, and Issuers in the payment ecosystem. Understand the intricate responsibilities, challenges, and interplay that drive the world of electronic transactions.

PSP & Orchestration

In module 5 we unravel the intricacies of PSPs, Gateways, and POPs. Discover their pivotal roles in global e-commerce, from facilitating transactions to optimizing payment routes. Master the art of seamless, efficient payment management in today's digital marketplace.


In module 6 we dive into the intricate world of fintech regulations. Grasp the essence of PSD1, PSD2, Open Banking, and the roles of governing bodies. Understand SEPA, SWIFT, and EMVco's impact, ensuring you're adept in the ever-evolving payment landscape.

Client Onboarding

In module 7 we embark on the transformative journey of digital client onboarding in the payment industry. Explore the streamlined KYC, KYB processes, and understand the pivotal roles of PSPs, acquirers, and issuers. Dive deep into efficient onboarding strategies and their impact on today's payment solutions.

Fraud & Risk

In module 8 we delve into the intricate world of fraud management in the payment industry, where losses hit $42 billion in 2020 and are projected to continue to increase. Uncover the top 10 fraud types, decline codes, and cutting-edge prevention techniques. Equip yourself with knowledge to safeguard transactions and maintain trust.

Domestic, regional and international payments

In module 9 we embark on a journey from local coffee shops to global transactions. Unravel the intricacies of domestic, regional, and international payments, exploring costs, SEPA, SWIFT, and strategies to minimize fees. Navigate the world of transactions with expertise!


In module 10 , the final module we dive into the transformative world of payment UX. Grasp the essence of conversion rates, explore hosted vs. embedded payment pages, and master strategies to optimize user experience. Elevate your payment journey today!
Payments ACademy Foundation

Who is this course for?

Payments Companies & Merchants

If you're aiming to bridge the knowledge gap, ensure smooth operations, understand the complexities within payments, and seize new business opportunities, this course is tailored for your business.

  • Onboarding New Personnel
  • Retraining Personnel & Teams
  • Bridge the Knowledge Gap


Designed for professionals with some years of experience in the payments industry and those ambitious to lead and thrive in the FinTech world.

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Why choose PaymentGenes Academy?

Top-Notch Learning Journey

We're dedicated to providing a top-notch learning journey. With an impressive 96% recommendation rate, and a 92% score for course quality, our courses are crafted to be hands-on, captivating, and in tune with the constantly changing world of payments.

Join Our Exclusive Payments Community

Enroll with us and become a part of our vibrant community of payment professionals. Exchange insights, discover the latest industry topics, learn about job opportunities, develop your payments strategy, or even build your complete payments teams.

Learn from Industry Leaders

Since our inception, PaymentGenes has always led the way in sharing payments expertise. We've guided thousands through their career paths and complex strategic decisions. By blending industry insights, consultancy experiences, and deep community-driven knowledge, we've crafted the most comprehensive and holistic payments training available.


The Fundaments for Organisational Growth.

The global top performing organisations all fundamentally have 3 pillars effectively in place leading to accelerated and sustainable growth: People. Strategy. Execution.

Through PaymentGenes Academy, upskilling becomes the linchpin, seamlessly connecting these growth pillars. We ensure our graduates are not only enhancing their personal skills but also contributing to strategic innovation and effective execution.

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Dive into our roots, explore our unique blend of services, and witness client satisfaction firsthand. From enrolment criteria to our transformative curriculum, get a comprehensive overview in just a click.

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TRansformING Careers, Teams & The Industry

More Than a Course: Your Journey Through Digital Payments Evolution

Discover the fascinating journey of payment systems through time in our PaymentGenes Academy launch video. Witness the story of change and innovation that paints the landscape of today's digital transactions. At the PaymentGenes Academy, we offer more than just a course - we provide a transformative learning experience.

Frequently Asked Questions in Payments

Breaking Down Revenue: Issuers, Schemes, Acquirers & Processors in Payments

Unravel the mysteries behind the payment system value chain. Discover the roles of issuers, schemes, acquirers, and processors, and learn how they divide the revenue pie, especially in credit and debit transactions. Dive deep into the intricacies of the transaction process, from buying shoes online to the varying pricing structures across geographies.

What is a Transaction Processing System (TPS)? The Backbone of Secure Digital Payments

Explore the inner workings of the Transaction Processing System (TPS), the driving force behind billions of secure financial transactions in the fintech industry. From card taps to online payments, discover how TPS ensures seamless, efficient, and secure fund transfers.

What Is a Payment Gateway in eCommerce and Why Is It Essential?

Unlock the secrets of payment gateways in eCommerce. Discover why these fintech tools are essential for secure online transactions, enhanced customer trust, and efficient global payment processing.