For the third consecutive year the MCAST Institute of Information and Communication Technology is co-hosting the International e-Payments Workshop. This Workshop took place between the 13th and 16th March at the MITA Innovation Hub at Smart City and is sponsored by eSkills Malta Foundation.

PingFin stands for Financial Ping and is an International e-Payments Workshop. The workshop involves the design and implementation of a system to cater for bank transactions following the SEPA protocol. This workshop provides its participants with the opportunity to work in an international team using industry standard Oracle PL/SQL to solve a real-life task. Students will be split in various groups simulating payment banks and others simulating clearing banks. Hundreds of payment transactions will be created which each team must validate, audit and process. The Maltese workshop will be attended by 16 MCAST students and 9 students from Brussels. The other universities will also be hosting similar number of students.

This year’s partners also include Salzburg Fachhochschule (Austria), Colchester Institute (UK) and University of Zagreb (Croatia).