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Get a 360 view of the payments landscape from the shoulders of giants.

The world's largest online specialisation on payments​

Payments in Digital Finance is CFTE’s programme, in collaboration with the Budapest Institute of Banking, 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.

Looking back at history, money is what differentiates us from the natural world. We traded seashells for food, moved onto copper coins, gold coins, paper bills, and finally ones-and-zeros. The core element is still the exchange of value that money allows us to advance as a society. Now, with the emerging technologies of today, payments of tomorrow will change radically. If you want to find out what the future of payments will look like and how it will impact billions of lives, enrol now.

With the Payments online specialisation, you'll:

This specialisation is taught by unicorn builders. disruptive entrepreneurs. Fortune500 Leaders. technology experts. payments regulators.

Jean-Michel Godeffroy

President, JMG Consulting | Former Director General ECB

Fred Bär

Associate, Payments Advisory Group | Secretary General, EACHA

Kim Ford

Senior VP, Government Relations

Michael O'Loughlin


Ritesh Jain

Former COO, HSBC | Co-Founder, Infynit

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer

Nick Ogden


Navin Gupta

Managing Director, South Asia & MENA

Serey Chea

Assistant Director

Carlo Palmers

Head of Payments Solutions

Konstantin Peric

Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor

Julien Le Goc

Director of Policy

Olaf Ransome


Georgie Smallwood

Former Chief Product Officer

Jozsef Czimer

Advisor to CEO

Søren Rode Jain Andreasen

Chief Digital Officer

Lajos Bartha

Executive Director, Financial Infrastructures & Banking Operations

Sandra Alzetta

Global Vice President

Kennedy Mubita

Africa and ME Lead

Grace Chong

Payments Regulatory Specialist

Reed Luhtanen

Executive Director

Gert Bijleveld

Entrepreneur & Senior Associate

Giang Pham Thi Huong

Head of Business Development

Francois Masquelier


Andrea Dunlop

External Advisory Board Member RTGS

Gaston Aussems

Former CEO

Gabriela Guibourg

Head of Applied Research Division

Ebi Atawodi

Head of Product Payments

Charles Delingpole

Founder & CEO

Specialisation Curriculum

This specialisation is composed of 6 individual courses.

Designed for your learning goals

On Demand

Enrol and Start Immediately.

Finish in 6 weeks

Allocate 5 hours per week.

Shareable certificate

Let your professional network know about your new skills and find more career opportunities.

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.

Join the payments revolution today

A specialisation designed for the industry, by the industry.

One-time payment of £900 | 3 instalments of £300


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!