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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.

September 11, 2023

Payments Views: Payments Post #6 - Glenbrook's August Roundup

Glenbrook Partners, LLC

“Will broad downward pressure on the cost of merchant processing lead to its commoditization? Take a look back at August’s headlines surrounding merchant surcharging, fee backlash, and Adyen’s H1 performance in the newest Payments Post from Glenbrook’s Chris Uriarte and Justin Pituch.”

September 7, 2023

Stripe Rival Adyen Secures Banking License in the UK


“Adyen has acquired a banking license in the U.K., which enables its merchants to offer cash advances to small and medium-sized enterprises in the country.Adyen already has a banking license in the Netherlands, which lets it process merchant payments nearly instantly.”

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July 14, 2023

Verde Payments Rolls Out Powerful Merchant Protection Tools


“Verde Payments is announcing a suite of tools to aid merchants with chargeback problems. This ala carte service is now available through the FraudDeflect Product Suite. Of particular note is the new Visa Compelling Evidence 3.0 service tool that can erase chargebacks and stop chargebacks for existing subscription customers.”

June 27, 2023

Square to Roll Out Generative AI to Help Drive Retail Sales

Australian Financial Review

“Payments and business software provider Square will put generative artificial intelligence into the hands of its merchant customers this year, allowing small businesses to use its data to determine what products are top sellers and which employees are the most productive.”

May 16, 2023

Visa Partners Seven New Startups to Accelerate Payments Innovation in Asia Pacific

PR Newswire

“Visa, a world leader in digital payments, today announced seven new startups it will partner as part of its Visa Accelerator Program in Asia Pacific. The seven startups selected as part of the 2023 program are from India, Mainland China, Thailand, Singapore and Germany and they will be working on solutions in the areas of Web 3.0, global money movement, embedded finance, […]

May 15, 2023

RuPay Introduces CVV-Less Card Payments: How it Works


“Checking the CVV (card verification value) before making any payment is one of the hassles associated with credit or debit cards. India’s homegrown card network Rupay has a solution for this: CVV-less payments.This would mean cardholders can make payments without reaching into their wallets. Let’s see how RuPay’s CVV-less payment works. Rupay’s CVV-less payment experience is available […]

May 10, 2023

Electronic Payments Coalition (EPC) Q1 2023 Data Dashboard

Electronic Payments Coalition

“The Electronic Payments Coalition (EPC) released its 2023 Q1 Data Dashboard highlighting the emerging trends within the credit and debit markets. Newly released data featured in the Q1 Data Dashboard show that as a share of purchase volume, credit interchange and merchant discount rates have remained stable for the past seven years. In 2022, the […]

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