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January 30, 2012

MasterCard Introduces Electronic Payments Roadmap for U.S. Market

MasterCard logo 140pxMasterCard has introduced a "comprehensive" roadmap focused on advancing the U.S. electronic payments system to EMV and dynamic transaction data.
“Consumers deserve a great experience any time they use MasterCard products,” said Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer, MasterCard. “As the industry invests in the upgrade to EMV in the U.S., we now have the ability to enhance the consumer experience and the security of a payment, regardless of the device – contactless card, mobile, eCommerce and technologies still to come.”
MasterCard says it will provide additional detail on the roadmap in the coming weeks and months. Initial resources can be obtained at

Glenbrook on Wallets at the Payments Boot Camp

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxRegistration is open for Glenbrook's Payments Boot Camp February 15th and 16th in Santa Clara, CA and April 10th and 11th in New York. Our constantly-updated material includes a substantial section on all things wallet - NFC, cloud, P2P and more. Come hear Glenbrook explain what's happening, why, and what the future may look like. More dates, agendas, testimonials and information at or contact Glenbrook partner Carol Coye Benson.

Xsolla And ZipZap Partner For Online Cash Payments

Zipzap logo 140x60px Xsolla announced that they have partnered with ZipZap, an alternative payments company that enables cash transactions for online purchases.
ZipZap's CashPay payment option enables those without bank accounts or credit cards to be able to pay for virtual currency in their favorite games using their extensive cash payment network, which includes over 700,000 payment centers worldwide.

More information on ZipZap is available from their website at

I Love Velvet Mobile POS Granted EMV Terminal Level 2 Certification

Ilovevelvet logo 140x60pxI Love Velvet, a Mobile POS provider, has announced that "it reached the second level of EMV certification--EMV2--which authorizes PIN and integrated chip (IC) payments from debit, credit and smart cards around the world."

Companies To Combat Email Phishing Through

Dmarc org logo 140pxFifteen leading companies have announced the formation of, a working group that has been developing standards to fight spam and phishing.
"Email phishing defrauds millions of people and companies every year, resulting in a loss of consumer confidence in email and the Internet as a whole," said Brett McDowell, Chair of and Senior Manager of Customer Security Initiatives at PayPal. "Industry cooperation - combined with technology and consumer education - is crucial to fight phishing."

Founding financial services providers include Bank of America, Fidelity, and PayPal.

Current Opportunities on

PaymentsJobs logo 140pxSeveral new positions for payments professionals have recently been posted to Glenbrook's payments industry job board in the last 30 days: Is your company hiring? Are you in the market for qualified payments professionals? You can reach the best candidates here! Post your job openings for payments professionals on!

Sequent Launches Middleware to Bring NFC to All Apps

Sequent logo 140x60pxSequent Software has announced a suite of NFC-related middleware services called 'Core Card Services (CCS)'. "Sequent's CCS unlocks NFC innovation for app developers, making it possible for any mobile app to seamlessly integrate NFC payments, ticketing, coupons, ID badge access and more."

Payments Views - Who Knows What In Payments?

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Russ Jones blogs about "Who Knows What In Payments?" and the explores whether or not the targeting of ads and offers can be enhanced with insight from payment transaction data. He also looks at what mobile wallets will know about the consumer's purchase behavior.


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