July 2009

I attended yesterday’s PayPal Platform Preview in San Jose and wanted to share some thoughts on the platform, Adaptive Payments, and the partner applications that were demonstrated. First, a bit of context. PayPal has long offered a suite of callable APIs for payments acceptance. These APIs expose PayPal functionality to merchants that want to accept […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  A few weeks ago, our partner Carol Coye Benson profiled Boku and CashEdge products.  Today, she takes a look at Canada’s Zoompass (below), Zong, Billing Revolution, and Blaze Mobile. [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  A few weeks ago, our partner Carol Coye Benson profiled Boku and CashEdge products.  Today, she takes a look at Canada’s Zoompass, Zong, Billing Revolution, and Blaze Mobile (below). [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  A few weeks ago, our partner Carol Coye Benson profiled Boku and CashEdge products.  Today, she takes a look at Canada’s Zoompass, Zong (below), Billing Revolution, and Blaze Mobile. [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  A few weeks ago, our partner Carol Coye Benson profiled Boku and CashEdge products.  Today, she takes a look at Canada’s Zoompass, Zong, Billing Revolution (below), and Blaze Mobile. [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check […]

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Note: this commentary could be subtitled: “How my trip to the U.K. left me with a chip on my shoulder!” When I was a child, I remember preparing for international travel by accompanying my parents to our local bank branch to purchase traveler’s checks. It wasn’t exactly convenient – but they felt safer traveling with […]

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Last week, I was thinking a bit about the many issues of fraud in the card payments world and how the lack of a business case within the industry itself has slowed adoption of various technologies that could be deployed to reduce fraud. It struck me that the old but well proven idea about “broken […]

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CFO.com summarizes the most recent Forrester “TechRadar” report on financial software. Not surprisingly, economic woes are driving businesses’ need for accounts receivable and collections software to help companies monitor their customers payment behavior. Budgeting and forecasting solutions as well as expense reporting tools are also in high demand. Accounts Payable solutions are up and coming […]

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Editor’s Note: This is one of a pair of ACH commentaries that we are publishing today on Payments Views. Be sure to also read Carol Coye Benson’s post “ACH:  Big Questions for the Biggest Network” based on her recent interview with NACHA CEO Jan Estep. I recently presented to TAWPI’s Payments Capture and Clearing (PCC) […]

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Editor’s Note: This is one of a pair of ACH commentaries that we are publishing today on Payments Views. Be sure to also read Erin McCune’s post “The Future of ACH.” There is a tremendous focus on the ACH network right now within the payments industry – and with good reason.  The ACH is the […]

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Many of us in the United States who follow the continuing evolution of the ACH network have been interested in the United Kingdom’s “Faster Payments” initiative.  FP just hit the one-year-since-launch milestone.  I spoke with David McFarlane, Company Manager, CHAPS Clearing Company about FP.  I was surprised by much of what he said: FP is […]

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Today I logged into PayPal to send money to a friend of mine and noticed that PayPal is promoting its “Send Money” functionality to businesses for paying suppliers and vendors.

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Just before the 4th of July holiday my partner Bryan Derman and I had a wide-ranging conversation with Matt Dill, SVP and head of Western Union’s Digital Ventures. Western Union capitalizes on two key trends: an increasing number of people that live and work abroad (per the World Bank an estimated 200 million people) and […]

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