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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.

Payments Views

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 […]
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 198 - The Rapid Rise and Bright Future of Pix with Carlos Brandt, Head of Management and Operations for Pix at the Central Bank of Brazil - Pix Series #3

Wrapping up our three part series exploring Brazil’s Pix, Carlos Brandt, Head of Management and Operations for Pix at the Central Bank of Brazil, sits down with Yvette Bohanan and Elizabeth McQuerry to discuss some of the keys to Pix success and what the future looks like as Pix continues to transform Brazil’s payments landscape.
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Fast Payments Move to Multi-Country Systems


Real-time retail payments (RTRP), or “instant payments” systems developed in recent years, primarily enable faster payments within a single country, while payment processing across national borders largely continues to be a patchwork of agreements.

The session is designed to provide insights on developments in cross-border payments. It examines the latest initiatives to link multi-country fast payments systems, as well as ambitious efforts to ultimately progress towards creating a global system through regional payment hubs.

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SWIFT’s Latest Advancements


SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) is a global, member-owned financial infrastructure provider. It spans every continent including 200+ countries and territories, and services more than 11,000 institutions worldwide. Since its inception in the 1970s, it has continued to facilitate billions of financial messages annually, enabling banks and corporates to safely and securely communicate and to move money across borders.

However, SWIFT has faced increasing competition from disruptors who have identified ways to reduce friction in cross-border payments. This session is designed to provide an overview of the modernization progress being made by SWIFT and how SWIFT is beginning to serve as a key linkage between payments infrastructure in different countries.

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Payments News

Asia Pacific Continues Growth Trajectory in Real-Time Payments Market, Leads the Way in Cross-Border Payment Linkages

Business Wire

“Real-time payments (RTP) transaction volumes in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are expected to grow from 49.2 billion in 2022 to 96.2 billion by 2027, representing a CAGR of 14.1%, according to the 2023 Prime Time for Real-Time report published by ACI Worldwide, a global leader in mission-critical, real-time payments software, in partnership with GlobalData, a leading data and analytics […]
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