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 182 – Steering the Fintech through Regulatory Waters – Cameron Peake, Restive Ventures

Becoming a fintech is no easy task. There’s the foundational idea, there’s the team, the market opportunity, macroeconomic conditions, and the necessary skills of running a business. Never easy and today it’s even tougher for new fintechs given rising interest rates, consumer hesitation, and the uncertain global economy. 

There’s also the make-or-break concern of regulatory compliance. 

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Episode 181 – Michael Steinbach, Worldline

Join Wordline’s Michael Steinbach and Glenbrook’s Elizabeth McQuerry and George Peabody to hear the story of SEPA’s creation, the Single Euro Payments Area. You’ll also learn about Worldline, Europe’s largest processor.

It’s an amazing story. If you are concerned with how networks work, or thinking of building network-based processes, there are lessons here – and cautions.

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Episode 180 – Fanning the Flames: Money20/20 Preview


Yvette Bohanan hosts Glenbrook’s Chris Uriarte, Cici Northup, and Joanna Wisniecka to discuss their attendance at the upcoming Money20/20 conference. Listen in to hear what noteworthy payments trends the team is paying attention to and what related themes they expect to surface at Money20/20. We’ll catch up with them after the conference to see what takeaways were most surprising or interesting. 

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Episode 179 – Understanding US Payment Regulation with Jennifer Aguilar, Alston & Bird LLP

Most of us see payments innovation as the force that moves markets. That’s true when it comes to user experience and the tech that moves money. But it is government regulation and business contract rules that guide and control what financial services players can, and can’t, do with their shiny new tools. Or crusty old ones.

Regulation in the US is a complex, multi-layered reality for incumbents and fintechs alike. In this Payments on Fire® episode, Jennifer Aguilar, Sr. Associate at law firm Alston & Bird provides a crisp review of payment system rules, federal and state regulations, Regs E and Z, and more.

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Episode 178 – Tokenization, Russ Jones

Glenbrook’s Russ Jones returns with George Peabody and Yvette Bohanan on this episode of Payments on Fire® to discuss tokenization – a substitution of a high value primary account number with a digit that, in many cases, looks just like the original PAN, but isn’t.

Tune in as they break down how tokenization works and the security it provides (amidst numerous cooking metaphors). 

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Episode 177 – Fanning the Flames: Durbin-Marshall Credit Card Competition Act

Merchants rejoice? Credit card interchange regulation is on the table with the Credit Card Competition Act of 2022. But the new rule proposed by Senators Dick Durbin and Roger Marshall is pretty unusual, and the researchers at Glenbrook have been hard at work trying to figure out what it means for the industry. How is it different from existing debit interchange regulation and credit interchange regulation in other jurisdictions? And how will players across the value chain react if the rule takes effect? Will anything really change? Glenbrook’s Justin Pituch joins Yvette Bohanan to discuss potential implications.



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