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October 01, 2014

Glenbrook Report from Sibos 2014

PaymentsViews logo 140px Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry is at Sibos 2014 in Boston this week, and has posted some initial impression of this years conference.

So, what have I seen so far? The biggest idea so far has been a demo of a real-time, payment transaction risk-scoring module. You read that correctly: real time, transaction risk-scoring. This gets to a fundamental problem for banks – what types of activities are my customers up to?
The full post is over on Payments Views.

Capital One Wallet — An App to Help Track Your Spending

CapitalOne logo 140px Capital One has announced the general iOS availability of the Capital One Wallet, "a new app that lets you stay on top of your spending and get the most out of your rewards on the go." This is not a POS wallet, but rather a nice looking app receiving real-time purchase notifications, detailed purchase info, and rewards management dashboard. Capital One is a participating Apple Pay issuer and those transactions can be monitored here as well.

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September 30, 2014

Out of Africa: Watching the Evolution of Mobile Money

PaymentsViews logo 140px Glenbrook's Bryan Derman is just back from a client engagement in Nairobi and shares his perspective on mobile money in Kenya.

While M-Pesa started and still embodies the phenomenon, other players have entered the market in Kenya, ranging from other wireless telcos to innovative banks, raw start-ups, and the Kenyan postal service (acting mainly as a distribution channel). In addition, the success of M-Pesa is driving investment in mobile money systems across Africa and in many developing economies around the world.
The full post is over on Payments Views.

MCX Partners with InComm

InComm logo 140px InComm announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)

"We're pleased to partner with InComm and leverage their deep relationships and POS integrations with leading retailers representing thousands of locations across the country," said Andy Shober, Chief Sales and Business Development Officer, Merchant Customer Exchange. "Our partnership allows us to greatly expand the number of participating retail locations and represents a great opportunity for retailers to seamlessly improve the loyalty, shopping and payment experience for their customers."
MCX merchants operate more than 110,000 locations and process more than $1 trillion in payments annually.

eBay and PayPal to Split; Dan Schulman Named PayPal President

PayPal new 140px eBay has announced Dan Schulman is joining the company as the new President of PayPal, effective immediately. Schulman will become Chief Executive Officer of PayPal following the planned separation of the business into an independent, publicly traded company in the second half of 2015.

The company announced separately today that its board of directors, following a strategic review, has approved a plan to separate eBay and PayPal into independent, publicly traded companies. The separation is expected to be completed in the second half of 2015. The board determined that separation is the best path for growth and shareholder value creation for each business.
Since 2010, Schulman served as President of American Express’ Enterprise Growth Group and led the company’s global strategy to expand its alternative mobile and online payment services. The New York Times also has more background on the development.

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