After next week's session in New York City, the next Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp will be held in Santa Clara, California on May 12-13, 2009.
This year, the Fraud Management Institute inaugurated its first annual Address Fraud Survey. We surveyed a wide variety of fraud management professionals in the banking, telecommunications and e-commerce industries to learn about their current experience with address fraud, the fraud risks they are giving top priority, and their implementation plans for different fraud management strategies. The results, and our analysis of those results, are published in this report.
"SmartPay is a service that lets members of teams and groups collect money using credit or debit cards for expenses like coach and teacher's gifts, team banners, group photos, event t-shirts, group transportation, group parties and more that have traditionally been paid with cash and checks."
Working with Amazon Payments, we’ve built a new version of Twitpay that means we don’t have to be the middle-man for your cash. That’s good for you as a user because you don’t have to trust us with your money, you just have to trust Amazon. It’s good for us as a service because it allows us to focus on adding new features and focus on the core of our business."
It is now clear that models of direct personal lending that depend on wholesale markets for funding are no longer viable. In light of this, we have taken the difficult decision that, with the exception of credit cards, we will write no further consumer finance business through the HFC and Beneficial brands in the US and close the majority of the network. Thus, in terms of new business, we are drawing a line and we will run off our existing business, providing all necessary support to HSBC Finance to enable it to do so in a measured way and meet all its commitments. ... With the benefit of hindsight, this is an acquisition we wish we had not undertaken."