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Justin Pituch

Payments Post #1: Glenbrook’s February Roundup

There are a lot of headlines in the payments world. Payments News is Glenbrook’s curated news feed of the headlines that matter most every day, but we’ll readily acknowledge that it can be a lot to digest. That’s why we’re introducing Payments Post, a month-end roundup of the news items that got us talking as […]
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Payments on Fire Podcasts

Episode 195 - Fast Payments Reach a Transformative Stage - Pix Series #1

Call them what you will - Instant Payment Systems, Fast Payment Systems, Real Time Payments - or by their brands UPI, RTP® and more - these payment systems are experiencing success around the world. In this first episode of a 3-part series, Yvette Bohanan sits down with Cici Northup, Joanna Wisniecka, and Elizabeth McQuerry to discuss the “state of play” for fast payment systems and the key questions to ask about what the future holds for all of us as the world enters a phase of transformative modernization.

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Overlay Services: A New Payments Concept


Overlay are a new category of payments industry services that provide the missing functionality between what the underlying payment rails provide and what real-world use cases demand. Overlay services provide, for example, missing P2P functionality on top of real-time payment rails. They add the missing QR Code support needed for commerce. And the hold the potential to streamline B2B payments through value-add directory structures and aliasing capabilities. This session  introduces the concept of overlay services and explore some of the examples we see all over the world.

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B2B Payments Domain Essentials


The Business to Business or B2B domain is perhaps the largest segment of the payments industry in absolute volume. At is core is the financial supply chain where buyers and suppliers perform an elaborate dance with sales orders, purchase orders, invoices, payments, and reconciliation. Payments are only a part of the financial supply chain. What makes B2B payments hard is remittance data — the party being paid needs to know who is paying them and what the payment is for. It’s not always obvious. There are partial payments, combined payments, companies that take discounts because they can. All of this makes the B2B domain one of the more challenging domains.

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Payments News

MODIFI Partners with Airwallex to Launch Global Account Solution for Smooth and Flexible Cross-Border B2B Payments

PR Newswire

“MODIFI, a global commerce platform for business payments, announced a partnership with leading global payments and financial platform Airwallex to launch a streamlined, innovative, and secure solution for transferring money across multiple regions. Leveraging Airwallex’s global payments and financial infrastructure, MODIFI has created Global Account Solutions, a payment tool which facilitates a seamless payment integration for exporters […]

B2B Payments Experts Launch Digital Business Networks Alliance

FedPayments Improvement

“The Business Payments Coalition (BPC) and Federal Reserve Financial Services have been working to improve the efficiency of how supporting information for business-to-business (B2B) payments is delivered and processed. As a result, BPC E-invoice Exchange Market Pilot participants recently formed the Digital Business Networks Alliance (DBNAlliance) (Off-site) as the legal entity to oversee a new electronic exchange […]

Zip Introduces Intake-to-Pay, the World’s First Unified Platform for Procurement

Business Wire

“Zip today launched Zip Intake-to-Pay, extending its industry-first Intake-to-Procure platform to now provide sophisticated Procure-to-Pay capabilities, including purchase order (PO) management, accounts payable (AP) automation and global B2B payments functionality. Zip has created the industry’s first unified Intake-to-Pay solution, consolidating all of the tools and processes required for the end-to-end procurement lifecycle. Businesses benefit from comprehensive […]
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