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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.

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UK Payments Markets 2023

UK Finance

“An analysis of recent and emerging developments for all forms of payments. UK Payment Markets 2023 provides detailed commentary on trends in payment markets in 2023 and forecasts up to 2032.”

August 15, 2023

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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 […]

April 17, 2023

The Real-Time Payments Network Is Here to Stay

Modern Treasury

“Financial expert Cici Northup has spent the past decade designing and implementing real-time payment systems in emerging markets in countries across Africa and Asia. “It’s a broad term, ‘real-time payments,’” Northup recently told Modern Treasury. “But it showcases the general swing we’re seeing in payments where funds are made available to end users immediately, on […]

April 13, 2023

dLocal’s For Platforms Brings a Unified Payment Solution for eCommerce Marketplaces, Ride-Sharing Solutions, and Social Media Platforms

EIN News

“dLocal, a technology-first payments platform enabling global enterprise merchants to connect with billions of consumers in emerging markets, today announced the official launch of a new all-in-one payment solution to manage global platform payments in one place. dLocal for Platforms is an end-to-end payment solution for marketplaces, on-demand services, and any other platform business models.”

March 9, 2023

June 30, 2022

Qenta, Inc. Unveils First Comprehensive Financial Services and Technology Platforms for Emerging Markets

PR Newswire

“Qenta, Inc., a financial services and infrastructure platform with cutting-edge technology and a proprietary enterprise-grade blockchain, the Qenta Operating System, today unveiled an enhanced and integrated suite of financial solutions. With a focus on Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Central and Eastern Europe, Qenta offers tokenized assets, multi token wallets for digital banking, cashless […]

June 22, 2022

Mojaloop Foundation Launches the Mojaloop CBDC Center of Excellence in Singapore


“The Mojaloop Foundation today announced the launch of its Mojaloop Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Center of Excellence (COE) in Singapore to advance financial inclusion in emerging markets. In addition, the Mojaloop Foundation announced the appointment of Nick Drury, a seasoned executive with nearly 25 years of experience innovating payments technology to drive inclusion, as the Mojaloop CBDC COE Director. […]

April 15, 2022

OPay Was Approved by The Central Bank of Egypt to Issue Prepaid Cards to Help Digital Finance Reform in Emerging Markets


“Emerging market fintech unicorn OPay has received preliminary approval from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on April 13 to partner with Masria Digital Payments (MDP), Egypt’s largest card provider, to issue prepaid cards in Egypt. OPay plans to issue 200,000 prepaid cards in the first phase, which will provide Egyptian users with convenient and fast non-bank financial services and promote the […]

March 30, 2022

Fed up With Fees? Crypto Use Is Growing for Cross-border Payments – Survey | ZDNet


“A new survey released today by non-profit Stellar Development Foundation and UK-based cryptocurrency payments platform Wirex has revealed a heightened awareness, and increasing use and acceptance, of cryptocurrencies for cross-border payments in four key developed and emerging countries — United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Singapore — indicating that crypto is being used for sending […]

March 24, 2022

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