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Payments Post #3: Glenbrook’s April Roundup
Welcome back to Payments Post. Last month’s edition was all about banks; this month’s is about “paying by bank”. Or to be a bit more semantically precise, account-to-account (A2A) payments. We were particularly interested in Visa’s Visa+ initiative, iDEAL’s...
Ready for U.S. Faster Payments 2.0?
Today's U.S. faster payments market is not the one we envisioned. In market for five-plus years now, RTP® and Zelle® laid the foundation of faster payments in the country but, as with most new payment systems, challenges inhibit adoption. Volumes in both networks...
Where are fast payments systems headed in the U.S.?
We are in the early stages of fast payments here in the U.S. Zelle and RTP are live and the FedNow Service is about to launch. In the near-term, I expect fast payments ecosystem stakeholders will stay hyper focused on simple yet critical enablers of connectivity...
Japan’s New Stablecoin Framework Could Spur US To Act
"As Japanese banks get set to issue stablecoins under new legislation, the US’ lack of regulatory clarity in the segment is one hurdle blocking institutions in the country from doing the same."
FIDO Alliance Publishes Research-backed Guidelines for Optimizing User Sign-in Experience with Passkeys
"The FIDO Alliance released new user experience (UX) guidelines to help accelerate deployment and adoption of passkeys. The FIDO Alliance UX Guidelines for Passkey Creation and Sign-ins aim to help online service providers design a better, more consistent user...
Deutsche Bank to Use Recycled Plastic for Cards
" In the future, Deutsche Bank will only use payment cards made from recycled plastic. From mid-2023, it will gradually switch the production of the cards to recycled material. By the end of 2024, 99 percent of all new cards issued by the bank will be produced using...
China Is Doubling Down on its Digital Currency
"China’s central bank continues to take aggressive steps toward assimilating the digital yuan within its domestic financial system. Despite these efforts, less than a fifth of the Chinese population have utilized it."
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