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December 14, 2011

Payments Views - Square… It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again!

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Russ Jones blogs about the parallels between Square and PayPal.

We’re in the midst of another disruption cycle on the acquiring side of the card payments business in the US. You can almost feel it happening. And, if you’re paying close attention to the data, you can see it happening. If you’re not – if you’re into incumbent thinking – you’re not seeing what’s happening.

PayByPhone Adds NFC to Mobile Payments for San Francisco

Paybyphone logo 140x60pxPayByPhone has announced "one of the largest deployments of near field communications (NFC) payment solutions in the world. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which selected the PayByPhone mobile payment system for parking, is currently adding NFC-enabled stickers to the city’s 30,800 parking spaces to give drivers the option to pay for parking with NFC-enabled mobile phones in addition to mobile apps and mobile web for regular phones."

Payments Views - It’s A Decoupled World

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson blogs about her recent experience at the annual conference of the 'Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion' at U.C. Irvine.

IMTFI is building a network of researchers, often from smaller universities in the developing countries, who are doing a wide range of projects. It won’t surprise anyone to hear that a lot of the research revolves around the use of mobile phones for financial services. Mobile wallets are, in a variety of different configurations, providing access to bank account-like features (savings, transfers) to previously unbanked people.

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