Prepaid

Bicycles are my preferred form of transportation so I was eager to explore London using the Barclay’s-sponsored bike share program. Unfortunately, you need a Chip & PIN card to rent a bike using the automated stands and all I have are U.S. issued mag stripe cards. I was foiled: After I tweeted about my disappointment […]

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It’s hard to believe that the end of 2012 is in sight – and it’s almost equally hard to believe that three years ago, a few of us at Glenbrook were thinking, “gee – all the exciting stuff in payments has already happened”. Yet we don’t think we’ve ever seen so much action in the […]

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That’s actually two big hands clapping for Starbucks – but I’m using the one hand clapping metaphor to help make a point! Congratulations to Starbucks for taking the lead in mobile payments in the U.S. with its announcement this morning that now all Starbucks locations in the U.S. will accept mobile payments from its Starbucks […]

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Yesterday Consult Hyperion’s Dave Birch paid a visit to Glenbrook World HQ here in Menlo Park. We talked payments, consulting, emerging markets, and blogging. But the highlight was our test of his UK issued contactless payment sticker at the 7-Eleven next to our office. It worked! You have to be a hardcore contactless geek to understand […]

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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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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is in Las Vegas for the 2010 Prepaid Expo. Clearly, you know that an industry has “arrived” when it is able to attract (and afford!) a former U.S. President to speak at its annual convention. Well, any lingering doubts about the importance and sustainability of the prepaid card industry were probably addressed […]

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Glenbrook Partners’ Jacqueline Chilton is attending the ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum 2009 in Las Vegas this week. Sessions focus on self service and cash management, the debit portfolio and prepaid products. Additionally, non-traditional, alternative payments have a dedicated track. Jacqueline’s posts from the conference are here: Mobile Payments at the Point of Sale The […]

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Kicking off the ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum 2009 was the keynote address from Tim Murphy, Group Executive Core Products, Global Debit & Prepaid, MasterCard Worldwide.  He predicts that great companies will emerge from the economic downturn’s storm by showing true leadership in supporting the changing customer needs. Of particular interest are behavioral changes by […]

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I am currently attending the ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum 2009.  The event  started today with pre-conference workshops. Due to my recent work in mobile payments, I was interested to talk to Richard Crone about the key messages in his Mobile Payments workshop.  Richard’s key point was that “the one who enrolls [the customer] is […]

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Glenbrook Partners’ Jacqueline Chilton will be attending the ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum 2009, October 18-20 in Las Vegas next week. Sessions will focus on self service and cash management, the debit portfolio and prepaid products. Additionally, non-traditional, alternative payments will have a dedicated track. If you are planning to attend and are interested in […]

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