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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 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

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 […]

August 11, 2023

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June 26, 2023

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 21, 2023

Joanna Wisniecka and Bethany May

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 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.  […]

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 […]

October 6, 2022

George

Payments Partners: The Identity Industry

Time to Read: 9 minutes The problem of knowing who to trust on an insecure, anonymous network has concerned me since I founded an ISP in 1995. With thousands of subscribers, it was the first time I confronted bad online behavior. As a payments geek, I’ve seen plenty of these online bad behaviors emerge across […]

June 16, 2021

Heather

The Open Banking Phenomenon, Explained

Time to Read: 9 minutes Highlights: An introduction to open banking, its key concepts, and implications for payments industry participants  A framework for understanding open banking principles Adoption and usage statistics   What is Open Banking and Why Does it Matter? Over the last few years, the concept of open banking has gained popularity with […]

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