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November 04, 2009

Glenbrook Introduces New Payments Essentials Webinar Series

Glenbrook announces the initiation of a new Payments Essentials Webinar series – designed to help the experienced payments professional find the “needle in the haystack” in emerging payments.

Essentials-Webinars-v1.jpgOur first webinars are targeted to eCommerce merchants and draw on Glenbrook’s many years of work with major eCommerce merchants, helping them to understand and evaluate market developments and solutions providers. The first webinar, “eCommerce Debit and Cash Alternatives for the U.S. Market” is on December 15th at 10:30AM PST. Glenbrook Partners Russ Jones and Jay DeWitt are presenting. More details on the agenda are at the registration site.

The fee to attend the webinar is $149. By special arrangement with the Merchant Risk Council, merchant members of MRC may register for this webinar at no cost. Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp and Workshop alumni may register at a discounted rate.

Register now! Questions? Email:

PayPal Launches Developer Challenge

PayPal announced the PayPal X Developer Challenge by asking developers "to solve the fundamental problems people face when trying to pay or get paid." PayPal is offering prizes totaling $75,000 in cash and $75,000 in waived fees to winners in the Challenge. Contestants must build their applications using the PayPal X application programming interfaces (APIs). The challenge: create the most innovative payment application for businesses in areas such as services, social media, gaming, mobile and consumer electronics. READ MORE »

MasterCard, Credicard, Redecard Launch PayPass in Brazil

MasterCard Worldwide, Credicard, Citibank’s credit card administrator for the Brazilian market, and Redecard have announced the launch of MasterCard PayPass contactless payment technology in Rio de Janeiro for public transportation and other quick service merchants. MasterCard says that PayPass is the first contactless payment product to be introduced for public transportation in Latin America. READ MORE »

Visa Money Transfer Service Expands to China, UAE

Visa has announced that is has extended the global reach of its Visa Money Transfer Service to greater China and the United Arab Emirates, two of the world's most active territories for international remittance. Visa has also launched a new managed service, available initially in Canada and the U.S., that makes it easier for a financial institution to offer Visa Money Transfer to its customers. READ MORE »

Fiserv Plans New Person-to-Person Payment Service

Fiserv has announced plans for a new personal payments service that it says "will enable individuals to quickly and easily send or receive money person-to-person using their existing online banking relationship. The service will be made available to the more than 3,100 financial institutions in the Fiserv online payment network, linking users with their friends, family, neighbors and colleagues." READ MORE »


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