Payments can be complicated. We make it simple.

Academy of the Swipe offers books, courses, guides and trainings that help over 12,000 people understand everything about payments, no matter if they’re beginners or experts.

Trusted by over 12,000 people from 1000+ brands 

Who are we

Ahmed Siddiqui

Bestselling Author & Instructor of Anatomy of the Swipe | Product @ Branch | Ex Marqeta, IBM

When I started working in payments 10 years ago at Marqeta, I had to learn everything by myself, as all of the information was being kept in a black box by banks.

After making numerous mistakes and a lot of confusion, I eventually became one of the founding members of new innovations in card payments.

Now, I’m sharing my knowledge with books and online courses, while growing another payments startup Branch to 1 billion $.

How we can help you

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If you’re just starting out in payments, get a physical copy of my #1 bestselling book

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Why us

We actually know our stuff

We have been practitioners for 10+ years and still work in the field today. Thus, we’re up to date with the best industry standards and can provide a first-hand experience in everything related to payments.

12,000 people already trust us

Staff from Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, Paypal, JP Morgan and many others start with our educational resources when training new hires or restructuring their payments department.

Practical, easily understandable, detailed, efficient and approachable

In only 4 hours of learning, we take people from 0 knowledge in payments to experts who can understand every important concept, from how to reduce their payment costs and time, to understanding the inner workings of cards.

"Best FinTech Book Out There"

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To get a promotion, start a fintech startup, or reduce payment costs, start by learning the fundamentals of payments in only 3 hours of reading.

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