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Earlier this year, I was invited to keynote a conference in Sydney – something I always enjoy doing.  The conference sponsor wanted me to talk about disruptions, about how successful innovations in payments come into the world, and to provide a look inside Silicon Valley’s innovation culture.  I took the opportunity to do all of […]

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I’m just back from Boston and the marathon known as Sibos 2014. In a post earlier this week, I shared a couple of observations from the show floor and the conference sessions. Now that the conference has closed, I’m thinking about the themes that spoke to me. And, this year, I didn’t get the sense […]

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Our work in payment data cuts across many areas. Who has what data? How is it best monetized? How can it be put to use for better decision making? How can it be augmented and enhanced. It’s in this last area of “enhancements” that we’ve become fascinated with a new startup company called Plaid. They […]

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What’s the difference between card acceptance and a deposit? In both cases, money is being delivered into a merchant’s bank account – in fact, a purist would point out that a deposit actually is the last stage of card acceptance for a merchant. But consider instead a different kind of deposit – something that is […]

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As we move into 2014 – yet (again) the year when many say mobile payments are destined to gain traction – let’s look at some key developments in the space. No, I’m not talking about the newest pilot participant in ISIS or whether Apple will be the new sheriff in town. Instead, let’s look to […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from Finovate in New York City. This is only one of a series of posts featuring Bryan’s impressions as over sixty payments technology companies perform 7 minute demos (no PowerPoint slides allowed!) over two days. The index for Bryan’s Payments Views coverage is here. Now in the home stretch…

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from Finovate in New York City. This is only one of a series of posts featuring Bryan’s impressions as over sixty payments technology companies perform 7 minute demos (no PowerPoint slides allowed!) over two days. The index for Bryan’s Payments Views coverage is here. PayNearMe New uses cases for cash payments – auto loan […]

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Visa’s recent announcement that essentially paved the way for wide-scale implementation of both EMV and contactless acceptance in the US was expected in some respects (based upon its earlier announcement in February), and surprising in others. Depending on where you sit in the electronic payments ecosystem, it could be a real positive, negative, or neutral. […]

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Glenbrook’s Carol Coye Benson and Erin McCune are interviewing leading commercial payment providers and enablers to understand whether we’ve finally reached the ‘tipping point’ for B2B payments. This post featuring Western Union is the second of a series of interviews that we will be featuring here at Payments Views. You can learn more about the […]

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There, did I get your attention? … Tonight’s headlines say it even more clearly – see this Wall St. Journal story titled “Merchants Win Debit-Card Fee Battle“. Or, see this post on PaymentsNews.com about the Durbin compromise announced earlier today. Seriously, it seems to me that there’s a bit of a sleeper buried in all […]

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Today the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco (FWASF) hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon. Two undergraduates and six graduate students from six Bay Area schools received a total of $70,000 in scholarships. I am on the FWA board and have been involved in the scholarship program for many years — and each year I am […]

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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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The team at Glenbrook wishes you and yours a bright and cheerful holiday. We’ll be back next week with a round-up the most popular themes on Payments Views in 2009.

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Glenbrook Partner’s Jacqueline Chilton is in Miami this week for the Airline and Travel Payments Summit. She is moderating a panel on localisation at 2pm on Thursday: Lessons learned: Localised payments are a key part of improving your bottom line in a global ecommerce world. What are the challenges and issues, from implementation to selection […]

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[via CFO.com]  Managing the finance infrastructure of a large global company is a messy, convoluted business. Regulations and proesses vary from country to country. Redundancy and inefficiency plague the global treasury and finance departments of multinationals. Now IBM has a cure: Enter IBM, with software that attempts to normalize and standardize the complex process of […]

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