Payments Boot Camp Intensive

Payments Boot Camp
July 30 2024


Need to get up to speed on the latest payments trends, key concepts, and what they mean in today’s market? Glenbrook’s Payments Boot Camp Intensive is designed to do just that. Forget the trees; this workshop is all about the forest. Learn how the global payments industry is structured, the power dynamics between the players, and how different providers are positioned relative to market trends.

Optimized for startup founders, fintech executives, investors, and team leaders new to the payments industry, this four-hour intensive is fast-paced, to the point, and structured to fit into a half day.

Listen to our recent episode of Payments on Fire: Fanning the Flames to hear more about the agenda, format, and who should attend.



This is a virtual workshop and will be hosted using Zoom Meetings.


Payments Key Concepts

  • Payments System Triad – Rules, processing, and brand
  • Payments System Stack – How the pieces fit
  • Push and Pull Payments – Definition, examples, and implications
  • Settlement – How the money actually moves
  • Economics – Bank fees, network assessments, and interchange
  • Risk and Fraud – They’re not the same thing
  • Chain of Liability – Payment guarantees, who takes what risks

Payments Industry Structure

  • Digital Core Systems – Cards vs. A2A Payments
  • Non-Core Systems – Wallets, BNPL
  • Domains of Payments – How use cases differ
  • Stakeholder Overview – Categories, roles, and motivations
  • Payments Providers – Banks vs. networks vs. processors vs. PSPs
  • Global Payments Key Concepts

Card Processing Fundamentals

  • End-to-End Value Chain – From neobanks to commerce enablers
  • Modern Card Issuance
    • Issuing Fundamentals
    • Physical Cards vs. Digital Cards vs. Virtual Cards
  • Full Stack Acquiring
    • Card Acceptance Alternatives – Direct, ISOs, PayFacs, MOR
    • Auth Rate Optimization; Tokenization, Orchestration
  • Card Economics
    • Domestic Interchange, International Interchange
    • Rate Caps Around the World
    • Multi-Path Routing
  • Card Push Payments; New flows, How Visa and Mastercard are changing

ACH Processing Fundamentals

  • ACH Value Chain and Processing Model
  • Using Fintechs to validate account ownership and balance
  • Same Day ACH Models and Implications
  • Chain of Liability in ACH
  • Third Party Sender (TSP) vs. Third Party Service Provider (TPSP)
  • Managing ACH Risk Exposures

Key Payments Trends

  • Fintech Innovation – Examples and sustainability
  • Fast Payments – Resetting the US payments landscape
  • Open Banking – Decoupling financial services


Wrap Up and Q&A

30,000+ Glenbrook Payments Boot CampTM workshop participants

Attending companies include fintechs, networks, banks, technology providers, investors, and more.

Customer Testimonials

“The Payments Boot Camp® has done an amazing job at giving me a broader understanding of the payments industry in an easy to digest and engaging format.”

– Tessa Dill Money Solutions Specialist – Payments, Shopify

Key Payments Terminology

All the key terms explained on one place.

Glenbrook Press

Comprehensive books that detail the systems and innovations shaping the payments industry.

Daily Schedule

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm ET – workshop
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET – break
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET – workshop
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm ET – optional Q&A

Fees, billing, discount and refunds


Discounts are not available for the Intensive workshop.


Payments Boot Camp and workshop registrants may cancel their registration for a full refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the event will be considered on a case by case basis. In some cases, it may be possible to switch registrations to an event at a later date.

Local Airports, Driving Directions, Hotels

This is a virtual workshop and will be hosted using Zoom Meetings.

Reference Materials & Resources


  • Payments News – Glenbrook’s curated daily news feed
  • Payments Views – Glenbrook’s commentary and opinion blog on topical issues in the payments industry
  • Payments On Fire – Glenbrook’s podcast interview series featuring the latest and most interesting developments in payments
  • Glossary – Glenbrook has compiled an expansive industry glossary of key payments terms and acronyms
  • Attending Companies – view a list of companies who have attended Glenbrook Payments Education events

Workshop Leaders

Russ Jones

Russ Jones

Russ brings exceptional skills in payments industry analysis, strategy development, and product conceptualization - as well as 35 years as an executive, analyst, and consultant - to Glenbrook clients from across the payments value chain.

Debbie Bartoo

Debbie Bartoo

As part of Glenbrook’s education team, Debbie draws on professional and teaching experiences to help organizations be apprised of the foundations and innovations underway with payments.