Digital Payments Certificate programme

We provide independent professional banking education for individuals and companies in the fields of banking and payments.

The payments industry has traditionally been seen as a quiet backwater of the banking industry – at least until payments was transformed by digitalisation in the last ten years. Some of the most valuable new financial services businesses are fintechs building new infrastructure for payments, and using the data around payments to deliver added-value services to customers.

Retail Banking Institute has developed the Digital Payments programme for professionals in the banking, finance, and payments industries including fintechs, telcos, and non-bank financial institutions. It also provides a foundation in payments for people working in financial services such as remittances, mobile money, and non-governmental organisations.

The Digital Payments programme is delivered across four modules:

  1. Cards
  2. Payments 
  3. Payment processing
  4. Value-added Services 

After completing the Digital Payments programme, candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the history and evolution of payments from cash to electronic money to digital payments.
  • Critically analyse the significance of fintech, telco, and big tech players in the payments business.
  • Describe the main principles of risk and compliance in payments.
  • Analyse the increasingly important role of data in payments. 
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Hours: 60 – 80

Duration: Self-paced

Price: €399  

Group pricing is also available. Please contact for further details.  

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Candidates will take four modules: Cards, Payments, Payment processing, and From Data to Added-Value Services. As part of these modules, candidates will learn about:


Card Issuing
Card Acquiring
Card Acceptance


Payment Processing
Fraud and Cybersecurity
Regulation, Risk, and Compliance


Mobile Payments
Retail Payments
Corporate Payments
Money and Currency


Data and Payments
Value-Added Services
Sales and Marketing


The Institute’s primary qualification is Certified International Retail Banker, which has been designed to be the retail banker’s passport to a successful career. The qualification is only granted to retail bankers who:

  • Passed the three Institute examinations

  • Observe the ethical code

  • Continue professional development

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