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Payments On Fire is the industry’s leading resource center for payments professionals. Here, you’ll find the resources and thought leadership that only Glenbrook’s experienced team can provide. Curated news stories, insightful opinion papers, provocative podcasts, and more – it’s all the thinking you need to stay competitive in a dynamic payments world.

May 24, 2024

May 23, 2024

The CFPB Should Recognise Key Differences Between BNPL and Credit Cards


“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued new interpretive guidance relating to Buy Now, Pay Later regulations in the US. From our initial read, this announcement does not require any major changes to Klarna’s business and we consider today’s announcement to be a significant step forward in getting BNPL regulation in place in the US.”

The American “Digital Ghost”: Lack of Financial Footprint Locks Millions Out of the Modern Economy, Socure Research Shows


“Despite growing up online and being recognized as digital natives, more than a third (35%) of American Gen Zers — or 22.9 million people – are Digital Ghosts. This portion of Gen Z lacks a digital financial footprint or credit history, which holds them back from accessing life-improving services from financial institutions and the government […]

May 22, 2024

Episode 239 - Talking Payments and Politics with Michele Alt and Adam Shapiro, Partners at Klaros Group

In this episode, Yvette Bohanan is joined by Glenbrook Managing Partner Bryan Derman and guests Michele Alt and Adam Shapiro, Partners at the Klaros Group. The result is a lively discussion about regulators and the impact of the current regulatory environment on banks and fintechs, a topic of utmost relevance in today's rapidly evolving industry landscape. The economy and all that is at play during a major election year create a fascinating backdrop for this conversation.

Centrobill Champions Fully Licensed PIX Payments in Brazil with Competitive Fees

PR Newswire

“Today Centrobill announced its offering of fully licensed PIX payments in Brazil in a strategic move to dominate the Brazilian fintech market. The PIX payments initiative offers a 24/7 transaction window ensuring immediate processing, consolidating Centrobill as the preferred choice for businesses seeking competitive payment solutions and compliance with strict regulations in Brazil.”

US Real-Time Payments Are in Their Early Days, but Show Steady Growth

The Banker

“Ever since the UK launched its own system — Faster Payments — in 2008, real-time payment schemes have been on a continuous march across the globe. Whether spurred by a regulatory mandate or driven by market forces, instant payments are now established in Australia, Singapore and Brazil, among other countries.”

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