Johannesburg, 11-12 Mar 2019

2 day Masterclass

Card Issuing & Acquiring



The 2 Day Masterclass in Card Issuing and Acquiring provides a general overview of the card payment landscape and different categories and technologies of card payments are defined. It discusses the roles and responsibilities for all actors involved (the 4 corner model). The drivers behind the developments both on business and technical level are explained. The lifecycle of cards, terminal and transaction processing is pointed out, and the challenges for the issuer and/or acquirer are addressed.

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Understand what acquirers and issuers are and how to become one

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Learn the types of fraud and prevention techniques

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Get an outlook for the future of card payments



The complete description and explanation end to end on card issuing and acquiring, with international schemes, local schemes, and white label. In Issuing be that for cards, debit, credit, charge, prepaid, mobile wallets, NFC and any other account supported. In Acquiring for any channel that can be used in acquiring, ATM, Physical POS, Mobile Payments, eCommerce, NFC, or even paper vouchers. 


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In just 2 days you will:

  • Learn the payments market and how it has developed
  • Understand what an acquirer is, the risk and benefits and what you need to do to become one
  • Understand what an issuer is, the risk and benefits and what you need to do to become one
  • Become well versed in types of fraud and prevention techniques
  • Learn about new types of Cards: Dual Application / Prepaid / NFC
  • Explore Wallets – Will these take over from credit/debit/prepaid in the future?
  • Explore other emerging technologies

Meet your instructor

David Cole teaching Card Issuing & Acquiring for Terrapinn Training

David Cole has over 30 years' experience in cards, retail banking, payment systems, computing and management services. He has excellent knowledge of applications in the credit, debit, charge, pre-paid, mobile, NFC, loyalty and the payments industry in general.

Over the last 15 years he has been involved heavily in the emergence of smartcards and the EMV standards. He has become a leading exponent in the use of smart cards across all market sectors to exploit and utilise the opportunities the technology provides for expansion, efficiency and increased profits.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Retailers
  • Mobile Operators
  • Banks
  • Card Issuers
  • Cards & Payments Suppliers
  • Payment Platform Companies
  • Government & Regulators
  • Lawyers
  • Merchants
  • Insurers
  • Consultants

Who will attend:

  • C-level executives: CEO, CFO, COO
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Operations

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • The payments market and how it has developed
  • What does an acquirer do?
  • What does an acquirer need to be an acquirer?
  • How does an acquirer make money?
  • What are the drawbacks of being an acquirer?
  • What does an issuer do?
  • What does an issuer need to be an acquirer?
  • How does an issuer make money?
  • What are the drawbacks of being an issuer?
  • Types of Fraud and What we are doing
  • Exercise: Develop a plan to contain and prevent fraud involving a payment scheme
  • Payment Options
  • Mobile – Will the phone replace the card?
  • New Types of Cards Dual Application / Prepaid / NFC
  • Wallets – Will these take over from credit / debit / prepaid – what is their future
  • Other Emerging Payment Methods like Square and Facebook Credits
  • Unbanked Payment Methods
  • Faster Payments
  • The Future
  • Case Study: Study the launch of a live payment method
  • Operational challenges unique to the industry
  • Wrap

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

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  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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