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International Payments (Wholesale) - Online Course (Live Session)

pencil CPE: Pending

calendar 21 May

clock 10.00pm until 7.00am

location Online Course (Live Session)

Full programme and registration form available here 

Please note that this course will take place online as a live session maximizing interaction between the trainer and participants. To participate you will need a laptop, webcam, earphones with microphone and a wifi connection. The week prior to the commencement of the training we will send you all the necessary joining instructions.


This is an intensive 1-day workshop for professionals on International Wholesale Payments. 

This workshop has been tailored for professionals, either in commerce or banking who need to gain a closer understanding on the inner workings of International Bank Payments.  

The workshop provides them with a comprehensive foundation for understanding payments in a global context, covering the key principles, concepts, infrastructures, practices, issues, and current developments. This workshop includes critical subject material on: 

  • Foreign exchange & currency principles  

  • High-value global payments 

  • Purpose & role of SWIFT, 

  • Purpose & role of CLS 

  • International Payments & the Law 

  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 

  • Global Clearing & Settlement 

  • International trade facilitation 

  • Risk management, Legal & Regulatory issues.  


This 1-day workshop will be of especial interest to payments professionals who wish to expand their knowledge base in the global payments arena.

Teaching Method

This is a highly interactive course comprised of presentations, case studies, multidirectional discussions and comprehensive exercises.

Most importantly it will offer participants, opportunities to plan such work within small working groups, providing practice in the application of the techniques and tools generating active participation.

About the Trainer - Richard Barr

Richard Barr holds a B.S. in International Business Administration from San Jose State University in California. His professional experience spans over 30 years. The first 5 years were spent with Wells Fargo Bank. Another 5 were spent honing his global banking skills, when Richard was intimately involved with International Trade Finance, Real Time Gross Settlement and International Payments, Cross Border Banking.

Richard then repositioned into the private and high-tech sectors providing high- level consulting services, business analysis, project management and training to a wide range of banking clientele across the globe. He has spent extensive time servicing a diversity of corporates and “financial institutional” clients, in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Norway, Bermuda and across North America. 

Clients that Richard has trained & consulted to include with such notable firms as ANZ Bank, AIB Bank, Eurobank, ABSA Bank, CitiBank, Swedbank, IBM, Montran and Fundtech, as well as many others. Richard has also filled the role of advisor to ministries of finance, central banks on risk management, corporate governance, cash management, payment systems and technical payment and risk issues. Furthermore, key staff members from the Bank of England, South African Reserve Bank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank Indonesia, European Central Bank, Norgesbank, Central Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Tanzania, Bank of Portugal and others have attended training sessions presented by Richard. 

Investing in Skills Scheme

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.



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