PAYMENTS ON FIRE RESOURCE CENTER

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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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Payments on Fire Podcasts

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.
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On Demand Modules

Buy Now, Pay Later: Fundamentals

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Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) has emerged all over the world as an attractive way to pay for purchases in installments, often interest free. Who are the stakeholders in these new payments systems? What type of customer is most attracted to BNPL methods and what is their experience when they make a purchase? What about when they subsequently make an installment payment? How do merchants view these new methods? And who are the leaders in the US market?

This session provides ways to understand the variation in BNPL payments, how consumers behave with BNPL methods, and where BNPL fits in the payments landscape.

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Buy Now, Pay Later: Under the Hood

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Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is hot. The consumer value proposition is straightforward, but how does it work under the hood? What does the value chain and the ecosystem look like for this payment type? Who takes responsibility when something goes wrong? How do they integrate into a merchant’s online checkout flow? What techniques are being used to reach the physical POS?

This session reviews the commonality and differences in the way BNPL systems work, how risk is allocated, and the key assumptions and dependencies underlying this new form of payments.

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Payments News

Credit Card Interest Rate Margins at All-time High

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“In 2022 alone, major credit card companies charged over $105 billion in interest, the primary cost of credit cards to consumers. While the effects of increases to the target federal funds rate have received considerable attention, the average APR margin (the difference between the average APR and the prime rate) has reached an all-time high.”

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