Let's radically digitise your finance department

Uncover the varied strategies to run a payments digital transformation programme

The Rationale for a Digital Transformation Program is the sixth 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.

In this Information Age, it is obvious that those in power are those with information. Information can now come from anywhere, from our social media, our blogs, and LinkedIn profiles. Now, information can come from the way we bank, so if you want to know how companies are successfully learning what their customers prefer, and provide them with that value, enrol now.

With this course, you'll:

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

Fred Bär

Associate, Payments Advisory Group | Secretary General, EACHA

Georgie Smallwood

Former Chief Product Officer

Ebi Atawodi

Head of Product Payments

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer

Carlo Palmers

Head of Payments Solutions

Francois Masquelier


Gaston Aussems

Former CEO

Giang Pham Thi Huong

Head of Business Development

Gert Bijleveld

Entrepreneur & Senior Associate

Course Curriculum

Senior Lecturer Fred Bär from EACHA takes you through what the drivers of payments digital transformation are, followed by Carlo Palmer, Head of Payments Solutions at SWIFT, and his take on the challenges and requirements needed for SWIFT to invest in Digital Transformation.

Senior Lecturer Fred Bär from EACHA takes you through what a digital transformation program is and what are its goals, followed by Senior Associate at Payments Advisory Group Gert Bijleveld as he takes you into a deep dive into how his institution went through a digital payments transformation.

Senior Lecturer Fred Bär from EACHA takes you through the demand for digital payments from merchants, followed by Giang Pham Thi Huong, Head of Business Development at National Payment Corporation Vietnam, and her insights into how Instant Payments are substituting and complementing other payment instruments.

Senior Lecturer Fred Bär from EACHA takes you through the needs of large payment users and how corporate treasury functions can benefit from a payments ecosystem, followed by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer at Monetary Authority of Singapore, and his experience in launching the flagship Singapore Fintech Festival.

Gaston Aussems, Former CEO of Mollie, takes you through a merchant’s perspective on PSP’s and business models for merchants.

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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

Why learn at CFTE?

Online & Self-paced

Learn whenever. Learn wherever. Your learning track is flexible to your goals.

Global View

Our courses offers a 360 view on the topic, focused on what matters.


Our courses are curated by 200+ finance experts who know what skills you must learn.

Learn today and kick-off your digital transformation programme

A course designed for the industry, by the industry.

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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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