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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 29, 2023

September 13, 2023

Big Tech's Role in Contactless Payments: Analysis of Mobile Device Operating Systems and Tap-to-Pay Practices

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“In jurisdictions around the world, consumers, small businesses, financial institutions, and policymakers are recognizing the benefits of open ecosystems in the digital world…Given the agency’s mandate to ensure fair, transparent, and competitive markets, as well as the CFPB’s plans to issue rules that will accelerate the shift to open banking in the United States, the […]

September 7, 2023

BNY Mellon Launches Bankify

PR Newswire

“BNY Mellon today announced the launch of BankifySM, an open banking payments solution that helps organizations receive consumer payments from bank accounts, with a seamless user experience and that offers guaranteed funds for business receivables.”

August 17, 2023

August 11, 2023

PSD3 – What Does It Mean and How Will it Advance Open Banking?

Electronic Payments International

“Whether it’s meals in the day, Neapolitan ice cream, or a game of rock, paper, scissors – the best things in life come in threes. And while payment legislation may not spring to mind when we think of important trilogies, PSD3, the European Commission’s recently proposed update to the Payment Services Directive (PSD2), is a […]

July 31, 2023

July 27, 2023

SEPAexpress and Tink Partner to Offer a Seamless Payments Journey Across Europe


“SEPAexpress, a specialised payment provider in account-to-account payments, has partnered with Tink, Europe’s leading open banking platform, to enhance its payment solutions.  Partnering with Tink allows SEPAexpress to offer both open banking data products and payments services to its clients across Europe, showing the value of using a number of Tink’s solutions together.”

July 21, 2023

dLocal Licensed by Brazil’s Central Bank as Payments Institution

Fintech Finance

“This license, roughly equivalent to the European e-money issuer license, allows dLocal to accept deposits from the public, manage e-wallets, and participate directly in Brazil’s payments systems including Pix. Additionally, dLocal becomes a “Payments Transactions Initiator”, enabling it to access Brazil’s new Open Banking Initiative as well as initiating third-party Pix payments.”

July 6, 2023

June 19, 2023

June 15, 2023

Laying the Foundation for Open Banking in the United States (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“…The CFPB is working to accelerate the shift to open banking through a new personal data rights rule intended to break down these obstacles, jumpstart competition, and protect financial privacy…We expect to solicit comments on our formal proposal in a few months and finalize in 2024.”

June 14, 2023

June 9, 2023

May 24, 2023

BR-DGE and Volt Join Forces to Support Merchants in Preventing Payment Fraud


“Leading payment orchestration provider BR-DGE has announced today its latest partnership with global real-time payments gateway Volt to support merchants countering payment fraud. Through a single point of integration, BR-DGE’s merchants can access a world of payment providers, fraud capabilities, and alternative payment methods. This new partnership will enable BR-DGE merchants to benefit from Volt’s […]

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, […]

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