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Want to know more about SEPA and the new SEPA for cards initiative?  Thinking about opportunities in the EU?  Need to understand how payments work in Europe and how they vary country to country? Well, to get started, take a listen to this podcast conversation between Elizabeth McQuerry, Glenbrook’s international payments maven, and Manfred Schuck […]

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We are delighted to feature another post by Manfred Schuck, a terrific payments consultant from Frankfurt, who will co-lead with Elizabeth McQuerry our upcoming Payments in Europe Insight workshop to be held in Mountain View, CA on October 9. Now, it’s about cards.  Here’s how the European Payments Council (EPC), the self-regulation body of the […]

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This week, we are delighted to feature a post by Manfred Schuck, a payments consultant from Frankfurt.  Manfred will co-lead with Elizabeth McQuerry our upcoming Payments in Europe Insight workshop to be held in Mountain View, CA on October 9.  On January 1st, 2001 fifteen European countries introduced notes and coins of a new common […]

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Consistent with the current government focus on enhancing consumer protection, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD Act of 2009) brings sea changes to the credit card industry. Forward-looking financial services institutions are viewing these shifts not as a reactive compliance and operational exercise, but more broadly in anticipation of […]

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by Jim Salters One of the “hot topics” in payments in the US market is the evolution of mobile payments – from “inevitable idea” to reality. Obopay and PayPal Mobile are both now over 2 years old – having been launched in the spring of 2006. TextPayMe, a mobile payment service that launched in late […]

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A Report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 2008 Payments Conference by Linda Elliott I’ve just returned from the Chicago Federal Reserve Banks’ 2008 Payments Conference where this year’s topic was Payments Fraud: Perception versus Reality. The conference had good presentations on fraud perspectives in payments ranging from check processing to PayPal, mobile commerce, […]

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by Jim Salters Glenbrook’s Allen Weinberg and Jim Salters attended this week’s Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas. Here’s Jim’s report about the expedited bill payment opportunity for banks.

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by Jim Salters Glenbrook’s Allen Weinberg and Jim Salters are attending this week’s Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas. Here’s Jim’s report on the day one general session.

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by Linda Elliott Linda provides another update from this week’s Digital ID World. Phil Becker asked the question at a Digital ID World breakout session: “What will make Amazon or eBay start really using the identity infrastructure?” Those who watch the web, authentication initiatives following on the FFIEC push for strong authentication dating back two […]

by Linda Elliott The exhibition floor at a conference can tell you a lot about the state of development of the topic. Exhibitors front and center on the exhibit floor at Digital ID World this week are MSFT, Novell, Oracle, AOL, while the smaller players, who were the only ones a few years ago: Ping, […]

by Linda Elliott There has been a lot of attention paid to identity authentication in the payments world over the last several years. Five years ago, systematizing the use and sharing of identity beyond the proprietary structures of vendor products was a new idea and there was great energy in the marketplace. The Liberty Alliance […]

Glenbrook’s Linda Elliott has years of experience in designing, building and operating some of the largest payment processing platforms in the industry. She filed the following commentary – after reflecting upon some the cluster of news stories over the last week about difficulties with several significant transaction systems. Click here to read Linda’s commentary on […]

Glenbrook’s Jim Salters was at NACHA’s Payments 2007 conference earlier this week. Jim filed the following report from the conference.

Glenbrook’s Jim Salters files a Payments News report on Metavante – suggesting that to watch what’s happening with payments convergence in the US, watch what Metavante’s doing.

Glenbrook’s Linda Elliott has been following the banking industry’s efforts to comply with the FFIEC Internet Banking Guidance issued almost a year ago. We first posted her initial summary of bank strategies last September. Here’s a link to her most recent update (version 7) with the latest on what the industry has been doing since […]

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