Go from Payments Novice to Payments Hero in 1 Week

Learn payment system fundamentals to unlock multi-billion dollar opportunities.

Ahmed Siddiqui

with

Ahmed Siddiqui

Best Selling Author of "The Anatomy of the Swipe", and CPO at Branch.

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Does understanding payment systems exhaust you?


In this 1-week cohort, you’ll learn how these systems impact your everyday life like buying your favorite Starbucks coffee. 


You’ll have the understanding needed to build that next billion-dollar fintech.

Key outcomes

You’ll have a better understanding of the payments ecosystem

You’re not sure what problems needed solving. By diving deep into the payments ecosystem, you'll get a great understanding of how money is made for all parties, and where there are opportunities for innovation.

Understand Revenue Streams in Payments

Much like Ad based businesses, consumers typically don't pay fees to use financial services. Then how is money actually made for all parties in the payments ecosystem? Learn how interchange flows and how people build entire businesses on this concept.

Meet others in the payments and fintech space

Building a payments or fintech company can get lonely. Meet other individuals just like you in this cohort. It will be an amazing opportunity to build life-long connections.

One-on-One help for your payments or fintech company

Work with people in your cohort and the instructor on how you will leverage payments in your company or startup.

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Join an upcoming cohort

Anatomy of the Swipe Payments 101

Cohort 3P
$995 USD
Dates
Sep 19 - 22, 2022
Payment Deadline
Sep 19, 2022
Cohort 5P
$995 USD
Dates
Nov 7 - 10, 2022
Payment Deadline
Nov 7, 2022
Cohort 6P
$995 USD
Dates
Dec 5 - 8, 2022
Payment Deadline
Dec 5, 2022

Who is this course for?

01

You are a Startup Founder building in the fintech space, but you don't know how payments will impact your business model.

02

You just got a job at a hot fintech or payments company and you want to start adding value immediately.

03

You are getting into the payments and fintech space for the first time and want to have a good foundation to build your career.

Meet your instructor

Ahmed Siddiqui
Ahmed Siddiqui

I lead product and payments for Branch which is a venture backed, high growth, payments startup. But in its early years, it wasn't into payments, and to get the team up to speed, I wrote a book called "The Anatomy of the Swipe".


I published the book back in 2020, and came to realize that some amazing payments and fintech companies such as Stripe, Square, Marqeta, Galileo, Lithic, Treasury Prime, Canopy, and Finix, also started using it to help their new employees onboard.


Prior to this, I was VP, Product at Modern Card Issuer, and Fintech Unicorn, Marqeta (MQ). This is where I learned all about payments by stumbling my way through it.


I have a lot of battle scars through these experiences, and I hope that I can get you up to speed on everything I've learned in 1 week. Hope you will join me on this payments journey!

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Join an upcoming cohort

Anatomy of the Swipe Payments 101

Cohort 3P
$995 USD
Dates
Sep 19 - 22, 2022
Payment Deadline
Sep 19, 2022
Cohort 5P
$995 USD
Dates
Nov 7 - 10, 2022
Payment Deadline
Nov 7, 2022
Cohort 6P
$995 USD
Dates
Dec 5 - 8, 2022
Payment Deadline
Dec 5, 2022

Course syllabus

01

Payments Ecosystem Overview
  • Learn about the different players in the payments ecosystem, and bring it into a real life situation you can relate with.
  • We'll go through all of the elements of the Payments Ecosystem including Issuers, Acquirers, Banks, and Card Networks.
  • We'll talk about the players in the space and some innovations happening.

02

Money Movement
  • We'll talk about how money actually moves. What happens at time of authorization, and what happens at time of clearing.
  • What is the role of the banks and networks?
  • Discuss timing of money movement and what types of opportunities could exist because of this timing.
  • Challenges with moving money in real time

03

Other Money Movement Methods
  • ACH/EFT
  • Peer-to-Peer (Venmo, Zelle, Cashapp)
  • RTP
  • Push to Card (Visa Direct and Mastercard Send) - Also referred to as OCT

04

Card Types and Merchant Types

You'll be able to distinguish between the following card types:

  • Credit vs Debit
  • Commercial vs Consumer
  • Durbin vs Durbin Exempt


You'll be able to distinguish between the following merchant types:

  • Online vs Offline
  • Interchange Fixed Pricing vs Interchange Plus Pricing
  • High Risk vs Low Risk

05

Revenue Models in Payments

We'll discuss how all parts of the the ecosystem make money.

  • What is the motivation of the merchant?
  • What is the motivation of the merchant processor?
  • What is the motivation of the card issuer?
  • What is the motivation of the card network?


We'll also walk through the Payments Mocha and how revenue is made for all parts of the payments ecosystem.

Cohort 3P: Course Schedule

After Work Hours US Time: 4-6 hours
  • Day 1: Monday September 19, 2022
    6:00pm - 8:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Card Based Payments and the Payments Ecosystem

  • Day 2: Wednesday September 21, 2022
    6:00pm - 8:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Non-Card Based Payments and how money moves

  • Day 3: Thursday September 22, 2022
    6:00pm - 8:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Revenue Models in Payments

Cohort 5P: Course Schedule

After Work Hours US Time: 4-6 hours
  • Day 1: Monday November 7, 2022
    7:00pm - 9:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Card Based Payments and the Payments Ecosystem

  • Day 2: Wednesday November 9, 2022
    7:00pm - 9:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Non-Card Based Payments and how money moves

  • Day 3: Thursday November 10, 2022
    7:00pm - 9:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Revenue Models in Payments

Cohort 6P: Course Schedule

After Work Hours US Time: 4-6 hours
  • Day 1: Monday December 5, 2022
    5:00pm - 7:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Card Based Payments and the Payments Ecosystem

  • Day 2: Wednesday December 7, 2022
    5:00pm - 7:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Non-Card Based Payments and how money moves

  • Day 3: Thursday December 8, 2022
    5:00pm - 7:00pm CT (Chicago)

    Revenue Models in Payments

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Join an upcoming cohort

Anatomy of the Swipe Payments 101

Cohort 3P
$995 USD
Dates
Sep 19 - 22, 2022
Payment Deadline
Sep 19, 2022
Cohort 5P
$995 USD
Dates
Nov 7 - 10, 2022
Payment Deadline
Nov 7, 2022
Cohort 6P
$995 USD
Dates
Dec 5 - 8, 2022
Payment Deadline
Dec 5, 2022

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can’t make a live session?
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
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Join an upcoming cohort

Anatomy of the Swipe Payments 101

Cohort 3P
$995 USD
Dates
Sep 19 - 22, 2022
Payment Deadline
Sep 19, 2022
Cohort 5P
$995 USD
Dates
Nov 7 - 10, 2022
Payment Deadline
Nov 7, 2022
Cohort 6P
$995 USD
Dates
Dec 5 - 8, 2022
Payment Deadline
Dec 5, 2022

Cost

$995 USD