Introduction to Payment
Payments 360 is our flagship course, it provides a detailed and extensive foundation into the world of payments and fintech. We break down concepts, technologies, processes, regulations, systems, and principles that make the Payments & Fintech ecosystem work.
This course was developed out of our understanding of the growth trajectory of the fintech industry over the last 5 years. For instance, in 2020 alone, 31% of all the startup funding in Africa went to companies in the Fintech space and the same trend has continued into 2021. This trend does not look like it will be slowing down anytime soon — in Africa and the rest of the world, and with this course, we help participants understand the fundamentals of the industry.
What You Will Learn
In this course, participants will learn:
- The Fundamentals of Digital Payments
- The 4-Party Model of Payments
- Financial Messaging
- Basic Regulations in Payments in Africa
- The Payment Stack
- Payment Systems & Gateways
- Payment Cards, Payment Methods and Tokens
- The Lifecycle of a Transaction
- …and so much more
At the end of this course…
At the end of this course, you will:
1. Be able to confidently talk about the fundamentals of payments, fintech and the differences between the two.
2. Have a deep understanding of the history of payments in West Africa, the various players, the stakeholders, etc.
3. Understand the flow of a transaction, and the behind-the-scenes of digital financial transactions.
4. Understand in-depth, the regulations that power some of your favourite fintech products and how they impact you personally and professionally.
5. Understand cards, wallets and other digital financial tokens and how they work.
6. Get a glimpse into the future and emerging technologies such as Blockchain, DeFis, open banking, etc.
7. Be armed with the knowledge of different aspects of fintech and what carer opportunities are available to you
…and so much more.
Our mission is to provide an EdTech platform that facilitate learning as well as building a payment ecosystem for professionals and anyone interested in Fintech and Payment, equipping them with the competence to thrive in current roles and seamlessly enter new markets.