Introduction to the Payments Landscape: Understanding Acquiring - Virtual (formerly Acquirer Business Fundamentals)

Discover what it takes to run an acquirer business and develop a successful merchant network. In this highly engaging three-day virtual course (three hours per day), you’ll take a detailed look at the decisions and actions needed to operate an efficient and profitable acquirer business in today’s ever-changing payments ecosystem. You’ll grow your acquiring knowledge by learning from a Visa expert and interacting with your peers. You’ll return to your role with a better understanding of key acquirer functions, operational considerations, emerging payment options, merchant relations and risk management. Whether you are new to acquiring or an experienced professional looking to refresh your acquiring knowledge, this course is for you.

  • Acquiring overview
    • What is acquiring?
    • Acquirer profitability
    • Merchant sales and acquisition
    • Current acquirer business landscape
  • Operations
    • Merchant acceptance rules
    • Transaction processing
    • Card-present acceptance
    • Card-not-present acceptance
    • Dispute management
  • Risk management
    • Acquirer risk management
    • Monitoring merchant fraud
    • Understanding merchant fraud
    • Card-present fraud prevention tools
    • Card-not-present fraud prevention tools


Who should attend:

  • Management, sales and marketing staff from new acquirers
  • New management, sales and marketing staff from existing acquirers
  • Experienced staff looking to refresh and update their acquiring knowledge

Important notes:

  • All course sessions are listed in Pacific Time (PT). To convert to your time zone, click the clock icon next to the session listing.
  • Pre-work will be provided for download
  • Enrollment closes one business day prior to the session start date for virtual courses. You will not be able to enroll in a virtual course on the day of the session.

This course is eligible for our early bird discount.

Course Details:

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  • English

Upcoming sessions

Date Location Language Instructor
29 Mar 2021 10:00 Live Online - AP English Anthony Carter Enroll now
11 Jul 2021 19:00 Live Online - AP English Anthony Carter Enroll now
05 Sep 2021 19:00 Live Online - AP English Anthony Carter Enroll now