The Payments Association launches training academy with series of payments-specific courses

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The Future of European Payments, Distributed Ledger Technology and GDPR 101 are amongst the new training courses provided by the Payments Association Academy from January 2018.

London, United Kingdom – The The Payments Association has launched its latest brainchild, the Payments Association Academy, offering a wide range of one-day CPD-accredited, payments-specific training courses at the Payments Association offices in central London.

All courses are delivered by payment practitioners who are experts in their field. Using best-practice training techniques, each course is designed to share up-to-date knowledge, enhance skills, nurture talent and facilitate useful connections.

The Payments Association Academy is ideal for fast-tracking those new to payments or for experienced payments professionals wanting to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in specific aspects of payments. Forthcoming training courses include:

22 Nov 2017       Regulation and compliance
23 Jan 2018        GDPR 101 for FinServ
5 Feb 2018          Payments 101
6 Feb 2018          Distributed Ledger Technology
21 Feb 2018        Future of European Payments
22 Feb 2018       Merchant Acquiring
19 Mar 2018      Payment fraud prevention & management

Tony Craddock, Director General of the Payments Association, commented, “Anyone working in the payments industry needs to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date in this landscape of constant evolution, so they can continue to deliver greater value to managers and shareholders. With the launch of the Payments Association Academy, we offer the opportunity to learn from recognised experts across many topics.” Craddock continues, “This is the Payments Association’s way of boosting the UK as a payment’s world leader.”

For further information regarding the Payments Association Academy, please visit or email


About the The Payments Association
The The Payments Association connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation and drives profitable business growth. Our goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders.

We achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for our members with help from an independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry.

These include:

  • Targeted events
  • Conferences
  • Award ceremonies
  • Critical industry projects
  • Lobbying activities

The Payments Association is over 120 members strong and growing. Our members come from across the payments value chain; including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, and more. These companies have come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.

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