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February 5, 2024

February 2, 2024

Samantha Gordon

Demystifying Payments Orchestration: Part 2 - Orchestration in Practice

Recap Earlier this week, we started to unpack one of the buzziest terms in payments: orchestration. As we define it, Orchestration Platforms facilitate a merchant’s multi-acquirer setup, in addition to providing services across the areas of transaction optimization, smart routing, and connections to multiple providers (acquirers, non-card payment methods, and related services such as risk […]

January 30, 2024

September 11, 2023

Payments Post #6: Glenbrook's August Roundup

Chris Uriarte and Justin Pituch put their heads together to sift through the August news in search of a broader storyline. Looking back at headlines surrounding merchant surcharging, fee backlash, and Adyen’s lackluster H1 performance, we noted an underlying theme of broad downward pressure on the cost of merchant processing. Companies like Toast and Adyen […]

August 11, 2023

July 10, 2023

June 26, 2023

June 7, 2023

Payments Post #4: Glenbrook's May Roundup

Welcome to the May installment of Payments Post, where we’re highlighting the news that got Glenbrook talking. The common thread that emerged in May was the American consumer. We observed a burst of news highlighting technology reshaping how American consumers make purchases and verify their identity. At the same time, other articles underscored how American […]

May 4, 2023

Payments Post #3: Glenbrook's April Roundup

Welcome back to Payments Post. Last month’s edition was all about banks; this month’s is about “paying by bank”. Or to be a bit more semantically precise, account-to-account (A2A) payments. We were particularly interested in Visa’s Visa+ initiative, iDEAL’s apparent pan-European future, and Plaid’s upcoming payouts product. Regular contributor Justin Pituch digs in this week […]

April 7, 2023

Payments Post #2: Glenbrook's March Roundup

Surprise! We spent a lot of the past month thinking about banks. March confronted us with stumbling blocks for fintechs and their sponsor banks, a bank-led battle for the checkout page, and a clearer view of the path forward for U.S. fast payments. Let’s dive into it in this second edition of Payments Post, our […]

March 29, 2023

Examining Risk and Resiliency in Banking Relationships (..and no, we’re not just talking about bank failures)

On Monday a few weeks back, a member of a client’s executive team gave me a call: “We really need to speed up the project to find another bank sponsor.” That was followed by a call from another client later that day: “We’ve been thinking about what it would take to form a relationship with […]

March 10, 2023

Drew

Only Fools Rush In: A Thoughtful Approach to Embedding Financial Services

It is an undeniable trend that an increasing number of businesses are embedding financial services into their products. Those that have embarked on this journey often experience multiple benefits if the new services solve an existing problem for their customer base, but it requires taking a thoughtful and informed approach to avoid negative downstream complications.  […]

February 28, 2023

Payments Post #1: Glenbrook’s February Roundup

There are a lot of headlines in the payments world. Payments News is Glenbrook’s curated news feed of the headlines that matter most every day, but we’ll readily acknowledge that it can be a lot to digest. That’s why we’re introducing Payments Post, a month-end roundup of the news items that got us talking as […]

January 31, 2023

Debbie Bartoo

Will We See Ongoing Success of Buy Now Pay Later?

Buy now pay later (BNPL) has become a global phenomenon. The global BNPL market size was valued at USD 15.91 billion in 2020 with growth to 90.51 billion by 2029 (source 1). If BNPL isn’t in your market today, it will likely be soon.  Look at any major country and you can see or read […]

January 16, 2023

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