Ever wondered…

  • What is a National Payments System?
  • What is the difference between clearing and settlement?
  • What is the purpose of a National Switch?
  • What is an Automated Clearing House (ACH)?
  • What is interoperability and why is it important to the National Payments System?
  • How does the four party payment system work?
  • What is interchange and how does it affect the consumer?
  • What is the difference between mobile payments and mobile banking?
  • What are the best practices utilized globally in National Payments Systems?

If you are looking for the answer to any of the above questions and more, or if you would like a good understanding of the latest research and thinking pertaining to national payment systems globally, look no further.

As a subscriber to the National Payments System Institute, you will have immediate access to downloadable e-books, e-modules, and over 500 relevant resource documents.

Our team of experts has first hand experience of national payment systems having worked for numerous years with regulators, banks, payment service providers and other stakeholders. As such, they are qualified to provide practical and relevant information and expertise.

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What recent NPS-I course participants had to say:

  • The one day training was very good for us. Everyone said so. I expect we will be referring to that one day experience for some time to come!
    - Steve Rasmussen, Technology Program Manager CGAP, Washington DC.
  • The content of the course is well structured and presented even for those who have no understanding of payments systems and was worth the time and tuition spent.
    - Raymond Burger, MoneyGram, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Although I had some knowledge about payment systems, I was interested in gaining a deeper and broader understanding of the function and role of national payment systems. The NPS-I course provided me with this opportunity.
    - Kim Dancey, Policy, Regulation and Consumer Empowerment, FinMark Trust, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • I was expecting the course to be focused on the South African system, but found it very well balanced, which benefited me because I do a lot of my business in Africa. I found the presenters very knowledgeable and also able to account first hand experiences.
    - Raymond Burger, MoneyGram, Johannesburg, South Africa