March 2010

As a volunteer at several non-profits, I have, of course, jumped or gotten pulled into those organizations’ payment issues. Accepting donations over the Internet is increasingly important and there are a staggering array of specialized service providers that offer turnkey payment acceptance. Over the past year though, we at Glenbrook have noticed more and more […]

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Today, AT&T announces a test of 2D barcodes for mobile at the point of sale (POS). This pilot will be watched with interest.  If it works, couponing/loyalty applications on the phone will no longer need to wait for chipset or hardware development to interact with the point of sale.  From Glenbrook’s perspective, the most interesting […]

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I am just returned from the 25th anniversary International CTIA Wireless conference Las Vegas.  An estimated 40,000 people were expected to attend and from the look of things, that number seemed right. It was encouraging seeing companies willing to travel for a conference and presenting new innovations in the mobile space.  The conference is focused […]

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Are you planning on attending International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 March 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center?  Jacqueline Chilton will be moderating a panel and meeting with vendors and industry leaders. We’d enjoy talking to you so please reach out. Glenbrook’s Jacqueline Chilton will moderate Bank Perspectives, a session on innovation and consumer uptake of mobile […]

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Are you planning to attend NACHA Payments 2010 in Seattle April 25-28? If so, let us know. Glenbrook will be there. Erin McCune and Russ Jones are speaking on the emerging world of social payments and the B2B cash payment challenges. Carol Coye Benson and Jay DeWitt will be meeting with vendors and industry leaders. […]

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I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Urban, FICO Senior Director of Fraud Solutions, about how criminals are enhancing their margins in ATM and debit card fraud. The trend towards ATM compromises is largely a result of increased point of sale security.  Criminals move to the weaker link, or the easiest approach, and ATMs […]

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Glenbrook’s Erin McCune is in Orlando for BAI’s Payments Connect conference. At its Payments Connect conference BAI assembled a dream ACH panel, consisting of: Jan Estep, CEO NACHA Rich Oliver, EVP Retail Product Manager, Federal Reserve Rossana Salaris, SVP, Payments Products, The Clearing House Stephanie Sturgis-Griffin, CEO Pariter Solutions The session was moderated by Fred […]

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I was featured in Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWA SF) Winter Newsletter. The Q&A is reprinted here, with permission from the FWA. FWA: What are the current trends in the emerging and alternative payments space? McCune: Well, they aren’t all that alternative or so emerging anymore, for one. In the online domain, emerging […]

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I am honored to be on the board of the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWA SF). Each year we award approximately $100,000 worth of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women studying finance and accounting at Bay Area colleges and universities. Graduate students receive $10,000 and undergraduates receive $5,000. This year’s deadline is March […]

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The Fed announced this morning that 99% of checks are now clearing electronically between banks.  During a period of unremitting bank-bashing, let’s take a moment to applaud a real home run by the bankers.  The radical transformation of the check infrastructure, accomplished over the last six years, is due to some very smart law-making (the Check21 […]

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Glenbrook’s Erin McCune is in Orlando for BAI’s Payments Connect conference. John Stewart of Digital Transaction News moderated an open discussion exploring the most pressing issues in e-payments. It picked up on the list of 10 pressing themes raised in the November issue (pgs. 26-32). The panelists were: Aaron Fine, Oliver Wyman David C Stewart, […]

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Green Dot‘s IPO plans revealed that they are becoming a bank holding company. This is completely fascinating to me – and gives, I think, a peek at what may come for retail banking in the future. At Glenbrook we’ve been talking, thinking, and writing for some time about two related issues. One is the problems […]

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