Transit Payments

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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I’m in Toronto for the EuroFinance conference which has the additional benefit of letting my try out the new PRESTO contactless fare system run by the Government of Ontario for GO Rail that brings commuters into Toronto.  The system is being rolled out as a closed loop contactless program with a tap and go approach […]

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If you’ve been following the blog posts and tweets from the Glenbrook crew this week, you know that a few of us have been attending NACHA’s Payments 2010 event. I’m a Seattle native, now living in Spokane, and I had the opportunity to ride the new Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail into the city […]

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Glenbrook’s Jacqueline Chilton is in Salt Lake City for the Smart Card Alliance 2010 Payments Summit. If you have been fortunate enough to travel internationally lately, you will have noticed the efficient use of payments in many city transit systems.  From the Oyster Card in London to the Octopus card in Hong Kong and many […]

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The pre-workshops and part of the first day at ATPS 2009 focused on fraud. Here’s a round up of my impressions after a full day of panel discussion, presentations, and breakout sessions. Once the presentations are up on the ATPS site I will provide links to each speaker’s deck. Presentations are here. According to 41st […]

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Alternative payments were the first topic of the day at ATPS 2009. Here’s a round up of my impressions after a full day of panel discussion and presentations. Once the presentations are up on the ATPS site I will provide links to each speaker’s deck. Presentations are here. Merchants have increasingly moved to accept payments […]

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On a New York visit over the last several days, I used four taxis – and paid with my debit card each time. (New York City has recently implemented a regulation requiring all cabs to accept card payments – without minimums or added fees.) As I paid, I asked each driver whether or not card […]

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