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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.

April 18, 2024

April 2, 2024

March 5, 2024

Frictionless Isn’t Always Better When It Comes to Banking


Words like seamless and frictionless seem to have become permanent fixtures of product releases and announcements pertaining to financial products…In fact, there can be and are negative consequences of removing friction as a report by the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) shows.

February 26, 2024

October 23, 2023

September 14, 2023

American Bankers Association: CBDC would be advantaged competitor

Ledger Insights

“Today U.S. Congress will hold a hearing on the Digital Dollar Dilemma to discuss the implications of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and potential private sector alternatives. The Federal Reserve believes that a CBDC will help maintain the dollar’s unique role as the international reserve currency, and improve financial inclusion for millions of U.S. citizens. However, […]

September 8, 2023

August 10, 2023

July 14, 2023

June 30, 2023

India’s Push to Democratise Credit Tests Limits


“India is shaping its digital payments system into a credit engine. It wants banks to offer small loans through the channel residents use to transfer money via their mobile phones. But while the latest official effort to accelerate financial inclusion is gaining traction and will finally allow banks to monetise the homegrown system, it will […]

June 13, 2023

New Mastercard Study Reveals Financial Inclusion Momentum in Latin America, Highlights Remaining Gaps to Close

Business Wire

“Mastercard released a new report today, The State of Financial Inclusion post COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: New Opportunities for the Payments Ecosystem, demonstrating the mainstream adoption of digital financial products and services across seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru) and the challenges that remain among those […]

May 18, 2023

ABA: Stablecoin Issuers Need to be Regulated Like Banks

ABA Banking Journal

Stablecoin issuance is a monetary exercise comparable to what regulated banks do and should be supervised accordingly to ensure financial stability and consumer protection, the American Bankers Association said today in a statement to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion. The subcommittee will meet this morning to debate two bills on […]

March 16, 2023

Interview with Regional President CEMEA Visa, Andrew Torre


“Andrew Torre is Regional President for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) at Visa Inc. He oversees Visa operations in more than 90 countries and territories across the region, cultivating relationships with clients and government authorities. He has been with Visa since 2002, where he held global roles across product, strategy […]

March 10, 2023

March 9, 2023

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