Payments On Fire® podcast series is where payment issues are reviewed, dissected, and batted around with industry leaders. In other words, a good conversation between payments geeks.

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Episode 189 – Fanning the Flames: A Year in Travel – Singapore

The next destination on our journey around the world is Singapore! Glenbrook’s Chris Uriarte and Bethany May come on the show to share their stories using local and regional payment methods. Listen in to hear their experiences using GrabPay, QR codes, and even digital currency to pay a friend back for dinner.

While at the Singapore FinTech Festival, Bethany also had the opportunity to participate in a Central Bank Digital Currency pilot put on by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She provides her insights on the “purpose bound money” trial and overall observations on the research and experimentation being done on CBDCs in Singapore.

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Episode 187 – Fanning the Flames: A Year in Travel – Brazil

In 2022, travel started to get back to “normal” and the Glenbrook team had many opportunities to get out and about. No trip would be complete without running a few payments experiments. Over the next 5 Fanning the Flames episodes, we’ll take you with us on our journeys to hear first hand experiences and observations with local payment networks across the globe. 

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Top 10 Payments on Fire® Episodes

We are saying a fond farewell to 2022 as we wrap up recording the last Payments on Fire® episodes of the year that will be released throughout January. Looking forward to 2023, we realized that we are approaching Episode 200 – raising the question of what should be featured for this milestone? A lot has happened in payments in the past eight years since that first episode during which George Peabody, Scott Loftesness, and Terence Spies discussed “Bitcoin and other math-based currencies”.

For some 200th Episode inspiration, we took a look at the all-time top downloaded episodes since Payments on Fire launched in 2014. The list has a bit of a zeitgeist feel to it – a peek into what has been “top of mind” for payments professionals. So which episodes currently hold the gold, silver, and bronze for most downloaded?

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Episode 185 – Fanning the Flames: Glenbrook Education Program

Glenbrook has provided payments education for over 15 years. In that time, over 35,000 payments professionals have attended Glenbrook workshops, including the popular Payments Boot Camp®. The Payments Boot Camp® provides a thorough overview of the global payments industry - an industry that is constantly changing. As you can imagine, the material for our workshops changes with it. 

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