Writings

The potential of mobile banking, for the realization of ‘anywhere, at anytime’ transactions, is well documented. However, interest is starting to develop regarding a more consumer-orientated vision of what mobile banking and payments can offer. Glenbrook’s Jacqueline Chilton recently published an article in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy examining the ways mobile banking can […]

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By Bryan Derman It seems like it’s been a month now that we at Glenbrook – and people all around the payments business – have been holding our collective breath waiting to see what level of purchase volumes would be reported by MasterCard and Visa for Q4 2008. Well, the results came in the last […]

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by Russ Jones eBay announced Q3 2008 results today, along with a significant PayPal milestone: off-Ebay purchase volume has for the first time exceeded on-eBay purchase volume. Before looking at what this means, the terminology here is worth clarifying. On-eBay purchase volume is all purchases made through PayPal to finalize purchases inside the eBay marketplace. […]

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by Jacqueline Chilton The CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment conference was held in San Francisco this week. Theme was “Wireless – It’s how you use it.” When it comes to mobile payments and mCommerce, I could not agree more.

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Glenbrook’s Carol Coye Benson recently interviewed Murali Subbarao, CEO of Billeo, about the status of the online bill payment marketplace in the US.

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Glenbrook’s Russ Jones recently met with Ken Myles of NACHA to get an update on NACHA’s Secure Vault Payments initiative. Read on for Russ’ insights and reactions to what he learned.

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Glenbrook’s Carol Coye Benson recently interviewed Stephanie Sturgis-Griffin, the newly named CEO of Pariter Solutions, a Wells Fargo and Bank of America joint venture for ACH processing. The company, according to the press release announcing it last May, will be “the country’s largest processor of ACH payments”. Read on for Carol’s full report.

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Glenbrook’s Carol Coye Benson interviewed Steve Ellis, NACHA Chairman, recently about the use of ACH to access consumer checking accounts and NACHA’s Secure Vault Payments initiative. Read on for her full report.

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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 Carol Coye Benson After years of working in the somewhat arcane arena of digital identity and authentication, I’ve found my attention to what’s going on slipping somewhat.

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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 Allen Weinberg Glenbrook’s Allen Weinberg and Jim Salters are attending this week’s Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas. Here’s Allen’s first report from today’s sessions.

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by Allen Weinberg This year’s annual ETA seemed bigger than in previous years, and from almost everyone that I spoke to, much more exhausting. In my humble opinion, this was the first year that had a really compelling set of sessions to choose from. Unfortunately, I and quite a few others were never able to […]

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