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Now you can get the training you need, when and how you want it.  Whether you are new to payments or have years of experience, our training can help you advance your career. From risk management strategies to increasing payment transactions, you will find courses to help protect and grow your business.  

  • Acquiring & Acceptance

    Learn what it takes to build a profitable acquiring business. Courses focus on key fundamentals such as merchant sales and acquisition, transaction processing, risk management, and marketplace dynamics.

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  • Card Strategy

    Learn how to create, launch, manage, and market profitable card programs. Then test your portfolio and lifecycle management strategies in the simulation competitions at our special events.

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  • Digital Solutions

    Get acquainted with Visa Digital Solutions. Become well-versed in the tools you need today to create, manage and accept secure digital payments in-store, online or in-app.

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  • Disputes

    Sharpen your dispute resolution skills. Expand your understanding of Visa rules, chargeback reason codes, and case filings. Also learn how to use Visa Resolve Online to manage the dispute process.

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  • Network

    Seize the opportunity to explore the world of VisaNet. Find out how VisaNet works and the parties involved. Also learn about interchange, stand-in processing, and Edit Package usage.

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  • Operations

    From managing authorizations, to billing statements, to new Visa rules. Learn everything you need to know about Visa’s operational systems and processes to help you run your business more efficiently.

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  • Risk

    Stay up-to-date on the latest fraud and risk reduction strategies. Learn about current scams plus fraud and risk management tools and tactics available to issuers, acquirers, and merchants.

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Upcoming Courses

2020 International Bankcard Management School (IBMS)

This year's premiere training event with payments

Are you interested in learning how to run a successful bankcard business? This five-day event delivers the practical knowledge and hands-on experience you need in today’s competitive market. Whether you are new to the industry, or an experienced veteran, you will get answers and insights on card profitability, marketing, risk management, data analysis, and a chance to test your skills in the simulation competition. Join global peers, industry leaders, and Visa experts for this action-packed week of real-world education and networking.

5-day event

21 Sep 2020, Orlando, FL USA

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Visa Global Challenge 2020

Can you build a profitable payments portfolio in 10 weeks? Grab three colleagues and join the Visa Global Challenge, an online learning event and team-based competition, to find out. During this 10-week program (click here for the Calendar), your team of four will compete against other teams from around the world to see who can build the most successful credit, debit and acquiring portfolio, over a five-year period, in a fictitious marketplace. Spend a few hours a week reviewing market data, learning new payment skills, and entering decisions into the simulation tracker. At the end of each two-week period, you can see how your portfolio is performing against the other teams.

16 Jan 2020, Live Online

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Understanding Visa Disputes (UVD)

On 15 April 2018, the enhanced Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) dispute rules and new workflow and processes took effect. This change impacts your business flows, financials, and dispute lifecycle. In this three-day course, you will get an overview of the new timelines, touchpoints, and processes associated with disputes.  You will review various real-world dispute situations and the key decisions necessary to achieve proper resolution. This course will also help you understand the four new dispute categories: Fraud, Authorizations, Processing Errors, and Consumer Disputes. 

3-day workshop

11 Dec 2019, London, United Kingdom

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Definiendo los Pagos Digitales

Los consumidores están pasándose a las soluciones de pago digital, ¿y usted? El ecosistema de pagos está evolucionando a gran velocidad. Para atraer al consumidor de hoy en día, las instituciones financieras tienen que comenzar por entender las oportunidades de pagos digitales, para estar preparadas para ofrecer una experiencia de pago primordialmente digital.  Al finalizar este curso de 3 días, los participantes se irán con los conocimientos fundamentales acerca de las estrategias digitales y cómo impactan en el desempeño de los pagos. Las clases son muy interactivas con actividades y debates en grupo que le darán la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas y experiencias.

Taller de 3 días

05 Nov 2019, San Jose, Costa Rica

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Definiendo los Pagos Digitales

Los consumidores están pasándose a las soluciones de pago digital, ¿y usted? El ecosistema de pagos está evolucionando a gran velocidad. Para atraer al consumidor de hoy en día, las instituciones financieras tienen que comenzar por entender las oportunidades de pagos digitales, para estar preparadas para ofrecer una experiencia de pago primordialmente digital.  Al finalizar este curso de 3 días, los participantes se irán con los conocimientos fundamentales acerca de las estrategias digitales y cómo impactan en el desempeño de los pagos. Las clases son muy interactivas con actividades y debates en grupo que le darán la oportunidad de compartir sus ideas y experiencias.

Taller de 3 días

03 Dec 2019, Quito, Ecuador

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Fundamentals of Transaction Processing (Europe Only)

If you are new to the world of transaction processing or who would like to understand the lifecycle of a transaction better, this course is for you!

This two day course provides an introduction to Visa Europe’s authorisation, clearing and settlement services. Participants will be introduced to the four-party model, the roles played by issuers, acquirers, merchants and Visa, and the key steps involved in a transaction being authorised through to being cleared, and then settled.

2-day workshop

19 Nov 2019, Paris, France

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Defining Digital Payments

Consumers are shifting to digital payment solutions, are you? The payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving. To attract today’s consumer, financial institutions should start with an understanding of digital payment opportunities, preparing them to deliver a digital-first payment experience.  Learners walk away from this 3-day course with a fundamental knowledge about digital strategies, the impacts on payment performance, and receive an introduction to some of Visa's core digital solutions. The class is highly interactive with group activities and discussions that give you a chance to share ideas and experiences. 

3-day workshop

25 Nov 2019, Casablanca, Morocco

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Understanding Visa Disputes (UVD)

On 15 April 2018, the enhanced Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) dispute rules and new workflow and processes took effect. This change impacts your business flows, financials, and dispute lifecycle. In this three-day course, you will get an overview of the new timelines, touchpoints, and processes associated with disputes.  You will review various real-world dispute situations and the key decisions necessary to achieve proper resolution. This course will also help you understand the four new dispute categories: Fraud, Authorizations, Processing Errors, and Consumer Disputes. 

3-day workshop

28 Oct 2019, Wellington, New Zealand

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Visa First

Are you responsible for implementing a new Visa card program in your organization? This 5-day course will give you a complete picture of what it takes to run an efficient and profitable card business. If this is your first time launching and issuing Visa cards, this course will give you the details you need, including information on how to maximize revenue, minimize risk, and how to best work with Visa. We will also cover the important timelines, obligations, and fees you will need to consider. The case studies and group discussions also give you a chance to share ideas and best practices.

5 day workshop

09 Dec 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Be a Payments Game Changer

What’s the best way to solve the challenges that arise in your payments business as your business grows and the market evolves?  In this interactive course you will work with fellow team members to solve real-world issues. For example: Reward Fatigue: the evolution of loyalty and the need to redefine rewards-based credit products. Or Keeping Premium, Premium : how to keep premium products special when competitors continually copy you.  If you’re ready to tackle the most typical, significant, and new dilemmas in the payments industry – then join payments expert, Peter Hall, for this 2-day event.

2-day workshop

09 Dec 2019, Dubai, UAE

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Fraud Prevention for Issuers and Acquirers

Join us for in-depth look at the latest tools, information, and best practices that today's issuers and acquirers need to better manage fraud risk, reduce associated fraud losses, and improve profitability. This interactive 2-day course focuses foundations of fraud management, fraud trends and attacks, and offers strategies to combat them. It is designed for groups and departments that are critical to identifying and neutralizing fraud threats. If you prefer, you can also take one of the preparatory online courses before you attend this more detailed instructor-led course: Introduction to Fraud Prevention for Issuers, Introduction to Fraud Prevention for Acquirers .

2-day workshop

19 Nov 2019, Dubai, UAE

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Card Profitability

Learn what it takes to run a profitable payments business. This two-day workshop examines the macro-economic environment, the value of payments and the typical business models used within the industry. It also covers the core economic components of issuing and acquiring. You will learn about the primary drivers of cost and revenue for consumer products and for merchant acquiring. The examples will help showcase how these profitability principles work in real life. By the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of how to make your existing business more profitable by leveraging information, applying customer knowledge, and implementing variable pricing, within a "test and learn" discipline.

2-day workshop

12 Nov 2019, Dubai, UAE

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Understanding Visa Disputes (UVD)

On 15 April 2018, the enhanced Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) dispute rules and new workflow and processes took effect. This change impacts your business flows, financials, and dispute lifecycle. In this three-day course, you will get an overview of the new timelines, touchpoints, and processes associated with disputes.  You will review various real-world dispute situations and the key decisions necessary to achieve proper resolution. This course will also help you understand the four new dispute categories: Fraud, Authorizations, Processing Errors, and Consumer Disputes. 

3-day workshop

11 Dec 2019, London, United Kingdom

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Visa Kick-Start (Europe Only)

Do you need to understand how to make the most of your partnership with Visa? This 2-day course covers the core principles and practices you need to run an efficient and profitable payments business.  If this is your first time launching and issuing cards, this course is for you. It offers the card payment basics that are most vital to successfully developing and promoting card products, maximizing revenue, and minimizing risk.

2-day workshop

03 Dec 2019, London, United Kingdom

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Defining Digital Payments

Consumers are shifting to digital payment solutions, are you? The payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving. To attract today’s consumer, financial institutions should start with an understanding of digital payment opportunities, preparing them to deliver a digital-first payment experience.  Learners walk away from this 3-day course with a fundamental knowledge about digital strategies, the impacts on payment performance, and receive an introduction to some of Visa's core digital solutions. The class is highly interactive with group activities and discussions that give you a chance to share ideas and experiences. 

3-day workshop

12 Nov 2019, London, United Kingdom

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2020 International Bankcard Management School (IBMS)

This year's premiere training event with payments

Are you interested in learning how to run a successful bankcard business? This five-day event delivers the practical knowledge and hands-on experience you need in today’s competitive market. Whether you are new to the industry, or an experienced veteran, you will get answers and insights on card profitability, marketing, risk management, data analysis, and a chance to test your skills in the simulation competition. Join global peers, industry leaders, and Visa experts for this action-packed week of real-world education and networking.

5-day event

21 Sep 2020, Orlando, FL USA

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Understanding Visa Disputes (UVD)

On 15 April 2018, the enhanced Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) dispute rules and new workflow and processes took effect. This change impacts your business flows, financials, and dispute lifecycle. In this three-day course, you will get an overview of the new timelines, touchpoints, and processes associated with disputes.  You will review various real-world dispute situations and the key decisions necessary to achieve proper resolution. This course will also help you understand the four new dispute categories: Fraud, Authorizations, Processing Errors, and Consumer Disputes. 

3-day workshop

10 Dec 2019, Miami, FL USA

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Defining Digital Payments

Consumers are shifting to digital payment solutions, are you? The payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving. To attract today’s consumer, financial institutions should start with an understanding of digital payment opportunities, preparing them to deliver a digital-first payment experience.  Learners walk away from this 3-day course with a fundamental knowledge about digital strategies, the impacts on payment performance, and receive an introduction to some of Visa's core digital solutions. The class is highly interactive with group activities and discussions that give you a chance to share ideas and experiences. 

3-day workshop

29 Oct 2019, Miami, FL USA

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Acquirer Profitability

Learn about acquirer business drivers, revenues, and expenses. This 20 minute online course also addresses the considerations and challenges that impact acquirer profitability both positively and negatively. It covers the major revenue and expense drivers as well as the primary risk and challenges acquirers face today. This course is included in the bundled course called Acquirer Business Fundamentals.

1 course, 20 minutes total, 6 month unlimited access after purchase

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Authorization, Clearing, and Settlement

Learn about the transaction process. This ten minute online course details what happens during each transaction phase, the players involved and the processing methods used. You will learn about the three transaction processes as well as dual-message and single-message processing. This course is included in the bundled course called Acquirer Business Fundamentals.

1 course, 10 minutes total, 6 month unlimited access after enrollment

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Card-Absent Merchant Payment Acceptance

This 30 minute online course covers Visa payment acceptance in the card-absent environment. The course covers the best practices needed to ensure the cardholder and transaction are legitimate. This knowledge will help you train your merchants on how to optimize payment acceptance strategies, handle recurring transactions, and reduce fraud losses. This course is included in the bundled course called Understanding Merchant Acceptance.

1 course, 30 minutes total, 6 month unlimited access after purchase

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Acquiring Fundamentals

Learn more about the business of acquiring. This webcast explains the ways in which today’s banks can use dynamic payment mechanisms to build merchant relations and increase profitability. This course is included in the Build an Effective Card Portfolio bundled course.

1 course, 30 minutes, 6 month unlimited access after purchase.

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Acquiring Profitability

This webcast, led by payments industry expert Peter Hall, differentiates acquiring from issuing profitability. It explores the scale of opportunity in acquiring, but also examines the more limited range of revenues and the dominance of key costs. The module focusses on the heavy dependency on getting the right mix of scale, margin and segmentation. This course is included in the Card Profitability bundled course.

1 course, 35 minutes, 6-month unlimited access after purchase.

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Build an Effective Card Portfolio - Summary

As you look at building a profitable card portfolio, it is important to understand why you are in the payments business and what you can do to succeed. This course summarizes the key drivers for success. Peter reviews consumer behavior, leveraging information, and working to build a profitable client base. This course is included in the Build an Effective Card Portfolio bundled course.

1-course, 20 minutes, 6 month unlimited access after purchase.

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API 101

Wearables, cars, your home, retail, and mobile --- they all have one thing in common. APIs.  This online course introduces you to how APIs work, how financial institutions use them, and why they are important to your business.  

1 course, 15 minutes, 6-month unlimited access after enrollment

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Debit eCommerce: Insights and Strategies to Accelerate Growth

More and more consumers are shopping online and eCommerce has become the fastest growing channel for card products. During this online course, we will share key strategies and insights that debit issuers can use to enhance the payment experience for their cardholders while accelerating eCommerce growth.

1 course, 40-minutes

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Digital Commerce in Europe - Acquirer version of webinar recorded 14 December 2017 (Europe Only)

From the phone, to the watch, to the car – the way people pay is changing. People want to pay – when and how they want. They also expect it to be easy, smooth, and safe. If it is not, they will choose another way to pay. Are you delivering the best possible payments experience?

This recording of a webinar held previously explores how Visa products and services can help you acquire new customers, drive loyalty, and increase sales.

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Best Practices for Initiating a Transaction Inquiry

Understand how and when to correctly use a transaction inquiry. If used correctly by clients it will avoid a dispute going down the wrong dispute condition or Visa Resolve Online (VROL) improperly rejecting the dispute.

1-course, 5 minutes

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Build an Effective Dispute Case

Build an effective dispute case by learning tips and best practices that you should use prior to filing an arbitration case with Visa.

1-course, 5 minutes

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Compelling Evidence

This quick course will help you understand what is considered compelling evidence vs. not compelling evidence. This will help reduce unnecessary arbitration case filings and fees.We will share best practices for acquirers and issuers.

1-course, 10 minutes

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Edit Package Fundamentals

Learn how to install and use Edit Package (Release 4.0) for Windows. This online course provides demonstrations, step-by-step instructions, and addresses several frequently asked questions. It will help you understand where the Edit Package fits within the VisaNet system, as well as how to install, use, and process outgoing and incoming files.

1 course, 2.5 hours total, 6 month unlimited access after enrollment

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Visa Direct: Visa’s Solution to Address the $12.5 Trillion* Funds Disbursements Opportunity

Get up-to-speed on today’s demand for faster “push” payments. This online course focuses on Visa’s solution to address the $12.5 trillion* funds disbursements opportunity in North America. The course discusses market opportunities in North America and various ways Visa Direct can be used. You will also learn how Visa Direct works, enablement basics for push payments, and the ways in which acquirers, processors, and merchants can utilize network connections to build Visa Direct capabilities.

45-minute, online course. Replay of live online event.

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VisaNet Overview

Understand how VisaNet delivers on Visa’s promise of secure, reliable payments. This one-hour online courses explains the role that various participants play in a typical VisaNet transaction and how they connect to VisaNet. This course also describes the authorization, clearing, and settlement process as well as the steps involved in dual-message and full-financial processing.

1 course, 1 hour total, 6 month unlimited access after enrollment

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8 Digit BIN Adoption Standard

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Authorization Processing Basics

Learning about the authorization process is not just for issuers. This online course covers the basic principles of authorization, outlines some of the key factors involved when setting up an authorization strategy, and explains the roles of acquirers and merchants. This course will guide you through principles of authorization, procedures, roles and responsibilities, and strategies to maximize card usage while minimizing loss. This course is included in the Maximizing the Value of VisaNet bundled course.

1 course, 10 minutes, 6 month unlimited access after purchase.

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Authorization Risk and Customer Service Basics

The authorization process is a critical piece of the risk-management puzzle, and the foundation of a successful card issuing or acceptance program. In this module, we will go over the basic authorization message flow, discuss account ranges, message validation and routing. We’ll also talk about response codes and how they are important to all parties in the transaction process. This course is included in the Maximizing the Value of VisaNet bundled course.

1 course, 25 minutes, 6 month unlimited access after purchase.

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3-D Secure 2.0 Overview and Update for Acquirers

As more connected devices become payment devices, the need for speed and security are paramount. The new 3-D Secure 2.0 protocol will help prevent fraud and accelerate digital commerce with fast, secure authentication. See how the updated standard provides a frictionless shopping experience and better data.

40-minute online course, 6 months unlimited access after enrollment

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3-D Secure 2.0 Overview and Update for Issuers

As more connected devices become payment devices, the need for speed and security are paramount. The new 3-D Secure 2.0 protocol will help prevent fraud and accelerate digital commerce with fast, secure authentication. See how the updated standard provides a frictionless shopping experience and better data.

40-minute online course, 6 months unlimited access after enrollment

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3D Secure 2.0: Risk-based Authentication & Enhanced Data - Acquirers

Three-Domain (3-D) Secure is a messaging protocol that gives merchants and issuers a way to authenticate cardholders for e-commerce transactions prior to authorization.This course will provide an overview of the enhanced data provided with 3-D Secure 2.0, which improves risk-based authentication capabilities and solves for concerns with user friction and online shopping cart abandonment with the prior protocol.

50-minute course, 6-month unlimited access after enrollment

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Meet the unique training needs of your organization.

Sometimes schedule, travel, or budget make it difficult for you to attend one of our scheduled workshops or events. Custom training offers a targeted approach at a time and place that’s convenient for you. 

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Strengthen team expertise.  Advance careers and collaboration.

Minimize overall costs. Train more at one time, at a lower cost.  


Testimonials

Over 18,000 clients turn to the Visa Business School to help them increase their knowledge of the payments industry. Here’s what they have to say about their experience:

Maximizing the Value of VisaNet

All relevant staff must attend.

- Chargeback Manager, Egypt

Fundamentals of Visa Business

The workshop was well prepared and the instructor is very nice. It helps me to learn what Visa is and how the industry works.

- Business Development Manager, China

PIN Security

Important and required to approve the audits of Visa about the PIN.

- Executive-Information Security, Ecuador