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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.

February 16, 2024

February 14, 2024

Episode 232 - Talking Payments and Fraud with Julie Fergerson, Merchant Risk Council

In this episode, Glenbrook Partners Yvette Bohanan, Russ Jones, and Chris Uriarte sat down with Julie Fergerson - a long-time payments professional who co-founded the Merchant Risk Council in 2000 and returned a few years ago to take on the role of CEO for what is now an industry-leading, global non-profit. We talk with Julie about how the payments industry has changed over the last two decades, with both the professionalization of payments and of fraud, and why she is now spearheading a certification program for the industry.

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

December 12, 2023

OCC Report Identifies Key Risks Facing Federal Banking System

Banking Exchange

“The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released its semiannual report analyzing the key issues facing the federal banking system…It highlighted AI in banking as an emerging risk and released guidance on ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) lending, focusing on risk management.”

December 8, 2023

November 29, 2023

October 31, 2023

October 18, 2023

October 2, 2023

Payments Post #7: Glenbrook's September Roundup - Sibos, India, and a Connected Future

This month, Payments Post is going global. We’ll jump to Canada as we explore themes from Sibos and then to India to take a look at a leader in next-generation national payment schemes. We’re joined by Cici Northup, Associate Partner in our Global practice, alongside our usual curator Justin Pituch. Sibos highlights global payment aspirations […]

September 21, 2023

Debbie Bartoo

Buy Now, Pay Later: Where Have the Months Gone?

At the beginning of the year, I hypothesized that four issues needed to be addressed for sustained Buy Now, Pay Later success. What happened this year? To what extent did we mature our BNPL market?  Let’s take a look at 2023 progress: Issue 1: BNPL Education January recommendation: We need more and better consumer education […]

September 20, 2023

September 13, 2023

August 23, 2023

Episode 217 - Talking Moonshots with Jared Isaacman, Founder and CEO, Shift4

In this episode, we had the opportunity to talk with Jared Isaacman, Founder and CEO of the Integrated Payments Provider, Shift4. Over the past 24 years, Shift4 has evolved by addressing the unique requirements of merchant categories and sub-categories in the increasingly complex Point of Sale (POS) environment. Jared’s insights on how he bootstrapped the company to an IPO, successfully integrated multiple acquisitions, and often takes a problem-solving approach that highlights a different ethos than his peers makes this conversation soar.

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