Observe the global watchdogs of digital payments

Understand today's global regulatory payments landscape

The Global Regulatory Landscape of the Payments Sector is the third course of the Payments in Digital Finance Specialisation – CFTE’s programme designed for finance professionals to get a comprehensive understanding of how money has and will change with the rise of digital currencies and changing consumer behaviour.

Every game needs players, and players need to be put in check. With more than thousands of new players entering the digital payments game every year, we need powerful referees and rule-makers to protect the interest of the consumers. If you want to know how governments and regulatory agencies are doing so in the digital payments sector, enroll now.


With this online course, you'll:

This course is taught by disruptive entrepreneurs. regulators. Fortune500 Leaders. regulators. payments experts.

Kim Ford

Senior VP, Government Relations

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer

Serey Chea

Assistant Director

Nick Ogden


Gaston Aussems

Former CEO

Reed Luhtanen

Executive Director

Grace Chong

Payments Regulatory Specialist

Francois Masquelier


Lajos Bartha

Executive Director, Financial Infrastructures & Banking Operations

Course Curriculum

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through ins-and-outs of EU regulation over cross border digital payments, followed by Lajos Bartha, Executive Director from the Central Bank of Hungary, and his exclusive insight into how Big Banks and Fintechs are partnering up after PSD2.

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through the US laws governing electronic payments, followed by Reed Luhtanen, Executive Director from US Faster Payments Council, and his thoughts on how the US is preparing itself for a digital payment future.

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through the E-Payments regulation in Asia-Pacific, followed by Grace Chong, Counsellor from Simmons & Simmons JWS, and her exclusive insight into how digital payments have taken over Asia-Pacific and the regulatory challenges that lie ahead.

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through AML regulations and the Financial Action Task Force, followed by Nick Ogden, Founder of RTGS Global and Clearbank, and his insight into how financial crime compliance has changed over the years.

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through the differences between US, EU, and Asia-Pacific’s data privacy approach.

Senior Lecturer Kim Ford from Fiserv takes you through what CBDCs are and its competition with Cryptocurrencies, followed by Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea’s take on how a central bank can regulate a fast-changing area such as payments

Gaston Aussems, Former CEO of Mollie, takes you through the importance of payment regulation and how it will take place in the near future

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What our Alumni say about the Specialisation

It is a great specialization for anyone interested to learn the Payments domain and become familiar with what's in store for Digital Payments!
Rahul Dua, Product Manager at Amazon

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Payments in Digital Finance Specialisation

This course is part of the Payments in Digital Finance Online specialisation – a programme designed to give you a 360 view on payments. Equip yourselves with the tools, skills and knowledge required in this growing sector and become the payment experts that financial institutions are hunting for.


Most frequent questions and answers about our specialisation

Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of payments should take this specialisation. Either to lead projects, a team or innovation applicable the world of payments.

At CFTE, we pride ourselves in offering courses for professionals, by professionals and offering a global view – this is how we compare with the market. This is done through videos, readings, and insights from CEOs to make the learning experience accessible. You will be able to take the course fully online and at your own pace, so you can be in charge of your proper upskilling. At CFTE, we believe there is an urgent need for all to learn the right skills for a world of digital finance, and we support all initiatives that are supporting the same goal.

We break our programmes into two types: short courses and specialisations. Our specialisations are a bundle of all of our short courses relating to an overarching topic. Specialisations allow learners to get a comprehensive and well-rounded understanding of a given topic in its many areas. If you have previous experience on this specialisation’s subject or you are interested in learning more about a specific area of it, you can enrol in the individual course that covers your area of interest, instead of taking the whole specialisation. Feel free to chat with us if you’d like some advise on which one would suit you best!

There are no strict prerequisites for taking the course. The Payments in Digital Finance specialisation aims to provide anyone interested in finance (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the trends in payments and digital finance, with the right balance between content that is easily accessible but that also provides insightful knowledge.

You will have access to the course for 6 months from enrolment. This duration is set to ensure you can pace yourself for the best learning outcome. Though not a common request, you can talk to us if you need an extension of the access after the 6 months are up.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course. This certificate is digital so it can be shared at any time and embedded into your online professional profile.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. You can choose to pay the full amount, or you can opt for a 3-part payment plan option. The 3-part payment option requires one payment upfront, followed by second and third during your course. Chat with us to find out more!

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