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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.

March 22, 2023

GTreasury Launches ClearConnect Gateway to Give CFOs and Treasurers the Industry’s Fastest and Most Comprehensive Banking API Integrations

GlobeNewswire News Room

“GTreasury, a treasury and risk management platform provider, today announced the launch of ClearConnect Gateway, a uniquely-comprehensive, out-of-the-box global bank API connectivity suite. ClearConnect Gateway offers GTreasury customers a giant step forward from the expensive, slow, and time-intensive connections commonly found in corporations today.”

March 21, 2023

Joanna Wisniecka

Stakeholders Respond to Fraudsters’ Affinity for Instant Payments

A joint post by Joanna Wisniecka and Bethany May Rise in instant payments systems incites rise in fraud Instant payments systems (IPS) are proliferating globally, conferring benefits to economies and ultimately, end users. These systems are making digital payments faster, easily accessible, and in some countries, more affordable than other existing payments methods. As IPS […]

March 16, 2023

March 14, 2023

How Virtual Cards Are Improving T&E Management

Total Retail

It’s hard to imagine companies funding employee travel and expenses (T&E) without plastic credit cards. They offer the ultimate flexibility for employees to get whatever they need when they’re away on company business. However, these cards aren’t always the best — or most lucrative — option. The biggest challenge with physical cards is that companies […]

March 10, 2023


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.  […]

March 2, 2023

February 24, 2023

Regulators: Banks That Offer Crypto Deposits Must Mitigate Risks

ABA Banking Journal

“Banking regulators today issued a joint statement reminding financial institutions of their risk management obligations should they offer depository services for cryptoassets. In the statement, the Federal Reserve, FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said that banks are neither prohibited nor discouraged from providing banking services that are permitted by law or […]

February 22, 2023

Episode 192 - The Rising Value of Rich Account Data with George Throckmorton, Nacha

The Payments Network that Moves Data, Not Money

Take a listen to Yvette Bohanan and George Peabody as they speak with George Throckmorton, Senior Director at Nacha and the head of Nacha’s Phixius data network initiative.

Payments networks are remarkable constructions. They bring competitors together around a common set of rules and capabilities that then move millions of transactions a day and untold billions in value. That’s the network effect.

February 16, 2023

New LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Reveals Financial Inclusion is Accelerating the Adoption of Alternative Data Across Financial Institutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions unveiled the findings of its Alternative Credit Data Impact Report, a nationwide survey assessing the adoption, utilization and impact of alternative credit data for credit portfolio growth and management in consumer and small/mid-sized business (SMB) lending. The report surveyed those who identify as senior decision makers for marketing, lending and credit risk […]

February 14, 2023

Accelitas Enhances Bank Account Validation Solutions with Real-Time Transaction Data


Given today’s changing rules and economic uncertainty, the need for robust, pre-transaction account validation and risk modeling is more important than ever. However, most companies don’t measure Bank Account Validation (BAV) at all, leaving themselves unaware of risk management outcomes, return on investment, and opportunities for business growth. Through an expanded relationship with Fiserv, a […]

February 1, 2023

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 18, 2023

Will Eisier

2023: A Big Year for Regulation in the US?

As we dive into the new year, we at Glenbrook reflect on the key themes and learnings within payments from 2022 and assess what we believe will emerge as key trends in 2023. My colleague Chris Uriarte recently shared his 8 Payments and Fintech trends for 2023 on LinkedIn, where he discussed fraud and embedded […]

December 28, 2022

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Wins Best Payment Solution at AMTD DigFin Innovation Awards

PR Newswire

“LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced today that its suite of payment reference and validation solutions— LexisNexis® Bankers Almanac® Payments — has been named the Best Payment Solution at the AMTD DigFin Innovation Awards. The 2022 AMTD DigFin Innovation Awards, organized by DigFin, recognizes outstanding industrial leaders that excel in the fields of asset management, insurance, capital markets, […]

December 23, 2022

Compliance to Play Large Role in Banking-as-a-Service Sector in 2023

SP Global

“Banks involved in banking as a service will have to prioritize regulatory compliance in 2023 as scrutiny intensifies and opportunities in the segment grow. Throughout 2022, multiple bank regulators have stressed that they are increasing their attention on banks’ third-party risks. In one example, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency entered into a […]

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