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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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Card “Push” Payments


The card companies have recently launched expanded capabilities to “push” funds to debit cards and credit cards. These new capabilities repurpose the card network settlement systems to support real-time payments cardholders and open up new segments of the industry for card-enabled payments. This session introduces the concept and describes the similarities and differences between the main alternatives.

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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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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 […]

Woolworths Rolls Out a Big Change to the Way People Shop

Australian Financial Review

“Woolworths will start moving payments on to Australia’s real-time payments system as a cheaper alternative to the card networks controlled by Visa and Mastercard, a move it says will reduce fraud while driving customers to its digital wallet and rewards program. The supermarket has become the first major company to offer customers an option to […]

BR-DGE and Volt Join Forces to Support Merchants in Preventing Payment Fraud


“Leading payment orchestration provider BR-DGE has announced today its latest partnership with global real-time payments gateway Volt to support merchants countering payment fraud. Through a single point of integration, BR-DGE’s merchants can access a world of payment providers, fraud capabilities, and alternative payment methods. This new partnership will enable BR-DGE merchants to benefit from Volt’s […]
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