FinTech - Novice to Expert in Payments


2 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Master advanced payment concepts to supercharge your growth in Fintech & MAANG (Early registration 50% Discount code - PAYMENTS50)

Previously at meta, adobe, paypal, Ebay


Course overview

Basic to Advanced: Payment Concepts for Professionals at All Levels

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Dive into the essentials and advanced practices of fintech payment solutions with our comprehensive course. From the basics of payment ecosystems and models, to the latest in fraud prevention and regulatory compliance, this course covers the key topics for you to jumpstart or advance your career in payments industry. Whether you're aiming to build a 0-1 B2C, B2B, and fintech product, or scale a payment solution for your organization, our structured 5-modules program offers the knowledge, tools and learnings to build or integrate payment products.

Use Early registration coupon code - PAYMENTS50 to get a discount of 50% ($350). The code is valid until April 15th.

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1) Expert-led sessions on payment ecosystems, including credit cards, ACH, and alternative methods.

2) Strategic frameworks for selecting the right payment model tailored to your organization needs.

3) In-depth knowledge of fraud prevention, regulatory compliance landscapes in payments.

4) Learn about the future trends and industry knowledge with Guest speakers.


Following are some of the job examples that the course can help you prepare for:

1) Software Engineer Payment Compliance :

2) Payment Product Manager :

3) Staff Product Designer - Money Movement:


βœ… Payment Systems 101: The Essentials

β€’Β Card Payment Landscape: Who's Who?

Understand the key players involved, including gateways, processors, issuers, acquirers and merchants.

β€’Β Journey of Card Transaction: Steps involved?

Unpack different stages authorization, capture, and settlement in the payment flow.

β€’Β How Do Refunds and Chargebacks Work?

Understand the refund and chargeback lifecycle to provide best user experience.

β€’Β Overview of ACH Payments: What Are They and How Do They Function?

Get to know ACH payments, their mechanisms, and their place in the financial landscape.

β€’Β What Are Alternative Payment Methods and Why Should You Care?

Broaden your understanding of diverse payment methods beyond traditional channels such as Digital Wallets, hosted checkouts

βœ… Unpacking Payment Solutions: Tactics and Tools for Enterprise

β€’Β What Are Different Payment Models?

Explore mechanisms behind various payment models and their application in business contexts.

β€’Β How to Determine Ideal Payment Model for Your Business?

Explore the method of identifying the most fitting payment approach. One notable model is the Merchant of Record (MOR)

β€’Β Build or Buy: Which Payment System Option is Right for You?

Key considerations that influence decision to create a payment solution or adopt an existing vendor platform.

β€’Β What Are Critical Operational Aspects for Effective Payment Processing?

Delve into the essential operational components that ensure secure and efficient payment processing.

βœ… Safeguarding Payments: Strategies for Fraud Prevention


β€’ Understand kind of Payment Fraud and liabilities

Understand the different kind of buyer or merchant initiated fraud.

β€’Β How Do Payment Systems and Fraud Prevention Harmonize?

Explore how payment infrastructures and fraud prevention mechanisms work together to create a secure transaction environment.

β€’Β How Can We Construct Secure Payment Pathways to Thwart Merchant and Buyer Fraud?

Investigate the methods for fortifying payment systems against fraud from both the merchant and buyer perspectives, including strategies to mitigate such risks.

βœ…Β Bonus Career Guidance and Expert Insights

* Each cohort will feature a renowned expert in the payments field as a guest speaker to get practical insights, industry trend and exclusive knowledge*

**Additionally, receive guidance on securing your ideal role within the fintech sector**

Who is this course for


Aspiring Professionals looking to get into fintech (Stripe, Amazon , PayPalPayments), covering payments ecosystem & interviews. #FintechCare


Developers building ,integrating or aspiring to create fintech solutions without prior payment landscape knowledge. #FintechEngineering


Product Managers working in the industry and aiming to solve niche problems such as payment approval rates, fraud #optimization


Founders, Advisors validating ideas, tackling launch challenges 0-->1, understanding user issues, & product differentiation. #FintechInsight


Business Owners or Technology integrators to provide best payment solution & reduce their payment processing cost

What you’ll get out of this course

Industry Knowledge: In-depth Payment knowledge to build Payments Products

A comprehensive understanding of payment systems, technologies, and emerging trends, equipping you with the expertise needed to navigate the dynamic payment landscape.

Skill Development: Fastrack your career growth in Fintech industry

Get early insights to the niche problems faced by team while scaling payment systems. Learn from experts on how to solve these problems to help your team & grow in your organization.

Networking Opportunities

Connection with industry professionals, facilitated through the course, creating networking opportunities and potential collaborations. Industry experts for exclusive Q&A sessions, providing participants with direct access to valuable insights and network.

Job Placement Assistance

Provide support in terms of job placement, resume building, or career guidance, enhancing participants' chances of securing relevant positions in the payment industry.

Business Optimization: Save Cost to grow your revenue

Optimize payment processes, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. This will ultimately lead to increased profitability and business growth.

ToolKit and Resources

Include real-world examples and projects that participants can add to their portfolios, demonstrating practical application of the skills acquired during the course.

This course includes

3 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

9 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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Meet your instructor

Vishal Maheshwari

Vishal Maheshwari

Product | Fintech Startups

  • Expertise in building and scaling Payment & Integrity products at startups (Gusto, Yapstone) and Enterprises (Meta, Paypal and US Bank)
  • Co-founder of a Card loyalty startup
  • US Patent holder for Overdraft Protection & Instant Cash funding
  • Payment & Integrity Startup Advisor
  • Linkedin Bio
Prerit Uppal

Prerit Uppal

Group Product Manager | Adobe Payments and Risk

  • Over a decade of experience in the fintech space with roles at eBay Payments, Yahoo (Daily Fantasy Wallet), Yapstone, and currently Adobe Payments & Risk.
  • Expertise in payment success optimization, card processing, local payment methods, subscription management, and billing.
  • Currently serves as a seasoned Group Product Manager at Adobe, focusing on Payments, Risk, and Fraud, and manages a team of payment professionals.
  • Passionate about reducing involuntary churn caused by payment failures and enhancing customer experience.
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.
  • Earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California – Berkeley (HAAS School of Business).
  • Linkedin Bio
Alok Jariwala

Alok Jariwala

Product | Banking, Money Movement, POS & eComm Payments

  • 15+ years of experience building fintech products for consumers (U.S Bank), businesses (Coupa and Talech part of U.S Bank), and last-mile financial inclusion (SourceTrace) in India.
  • Expertise in building consumer products onboarding, checking accounts, money movement (Bill Pay, Mobile Check Deposit, ACH, Zelle, A2A transfers)
  • My most recent experience is working on B2B SaaS POS, eCommerce solutions, Invoices, payments, and business lending products.
  • Co-founded card rewards maximizing and loyalty startup
  • Co-founded word-of-mouth messenger app for restaurant & dish recommendation startup
  • Founded Geeks and WhatsApp group
  • Implemented CGAP (World Bank) led Mobile branchless banking (Financial Inclusion) biometric SaaS product for 15 banks across 15 states in India.
  • Linkedin Bio

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May 20β€”June 1, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 21, 2024

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Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

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  • Weekly 2 classes for 2 weeks

    Total 6-8 hours of classes

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  • Weekly projects

    2 hours per week

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

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Join an upcoming cohort

FinTech - Novice to Expert in Payments

Cohort#2 - AdvancePayments

$699 USD


May 20β€”June 1, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 21, 2024

Bulk purchases

$699 USD

2 Weeks