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Online Education for Underwriters

Learn what it takes to be an underwriter in the payments industry - anywhere, anytime. Our course modules are designed for beginners and experts alike.

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Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Understanding Cryptocurrency Merchants

Intermediate
Cryptocurrencies and other types of virtual asset are seldom out of the headlines. But with no consistent global approach on how to regulate, tax...
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Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Understanding Adult Content Merchants

Intermediate
Sex sells. This alone should alert acquirers to the possibility of higher risk exposure. The simple ‘follow the money’ or ‘follow the...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Merchant Monitoring

Expert
Web Shield research shows that 57% of e-commerce merchants change their offering within a month of securing an acquiring contract. This shows that...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Merchant Acceptance and Underwriting

Beginner
This course is a practical introduction to assessing potential e-commerce merchants as part of the underwriting process. Students will learn how to...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Managing Money Laundering Risks

Expert
Determining your risk appetite, identifying threats and assessing their likelihood and impact is all well and good. But at some point, every...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Money & Transaction Laundering in Payments

Intermediate
Risk is good. And sometimes the biggest risk can be not taking on enough risk. There are upside as well as downside risks to every business...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Advanced Merchant Acceptance & Underwriting

Intermediate
Regulations, card scheme rules, internal policies and procedures are all fine and well. But the real test of any risk professional — and indeed...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Fundamentals of Anti-Money Laundering

Beginner
Money laundering is almost as old as money itself. After all, every crime that starts with money, ends with money laundering. Crime simply does not...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Fundamentals of Card Risk

Beginner
Risk is good. Think about it this way, why do cars have brakes? Brakes on a car are the ultimate risk management device. They help control the car...
2
Certified Payments Professional
Continuing Education Credits

Deceptive Marketing

Expert
Deceptive marketing practices can make any card transaction illegal, even if the goods or services sold are perfectly legal. Every merchant type is...

RiskConnect Virtual 2021

Asked why he robbed banks, prolific US bank robber Willie Sutton is alleged to have responded, that’s where the money is. In the modern economy...

RiskConnect Virtual 2020

Licit and illicit trade have existed side by side for centuries. Fraudsters, money launderers and criminals in general have long abused the...

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Online Academy?

Learn From Risk Professionals

All courses are prepared and reviewed by experienced risk professionals who know the ins and outs of underwriting in a high-risk environment.

Advance Your Knowledge and Career

Criminals move fast, so must underwriters. Invest in yourself and your career by staying up to date on the latest trends in regulation, card scheme rules and fraud tactics

Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Access online course anytime that fits your schedule, on any device with internet access.

What Our Learners Say

We’ve been working with Web Shield as a training provider for some years and think that these online courses are a super addition to their curriculum. They are especially helpful for new joiners, refresher training and staff working in smaller offices, where we’d ordinarily have to fly them out to attend a training course. Stanley Skoglund Co-founder & Director of Minerva

Great way to deliver this course content. Even for an old hand, who knew that learning as an adult in the multi-media age with animations, videos, online quizzes and so forth could be fun as well as professionally beneficial? Kevin Smith Director, Riskskill

It is very good. It is great for beginners and it explains different topics quite well. I also like that each chapter/section is not very long so you can totally manage the speed you want to go through it and easily find any topic you want to listen to again. Dagmar Bjornsdottir Senior Payments Consultant, Minerva

The Merchant Acceptance and Underwriting course is clearly structured and all topics included are well explained. There is a good balance between theory and case studies. Jelica Rajković Client Onboarding Manager, ThePayPortal

The Anti Money Laundering courses are educational and well packed with case studies to explain the theory better. I enjoyed not only the content but also the nice user experience during the courses. It’s great that a certificate is available at the end. Mirela Ciobanu Senior Editor, The Paypers

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