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April 04, 2013

April 02, 2013

Glenbrook Survey on Immediate Funds Transfer

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxImmediacy is the new mantra for payments. Everyone’s talking about the best way to move payments faster. We’d like to know what you really mean when you say faster payments – or – immediate funds transfer. The focus here is on retail payments that today tend to settle on a differed basis.

We’ll share the survey results at the “Faster Payments: Models & Retail Payments Innovation” panel at the upcoming NACHA Payments Conference and, of course, here on PaymentsNews. The survey should only take five minutes. Click here to take the survey. Thanks!

Fiserv Launches Prepaid Mobile RDC with Guaranteed Funding

Fiserv logo 60pxh Fiserv has announced a new mobile loading capability for prepaid cards, giving cardholders the ability to safely load immediate, guaranteed funds from a personal or business check using a smartphone’s camera.
“By combining industry-leading check capture technology with easy check guarantee and authentication processes, Fiserv helps prepaid card processors and program managers increase card load volume, and has the potential to retain and grow their customer base,” said Gary Brand, director, Source Capture Solutions, Fiserv. “The ability to easily load funds from a check to a card adds a great deal of convenience for the consumer, and can be a valuable addition to traditional banking. For prepaid processors that offer mobile loading, this can mean increased balances, transaction counts, volumes and customer retention rates.”

The guarantee is enabled by a new agreement between Fiserv and VALID Systems.

Swizznet to Offer Hosted QuickBooks POS in a Multi-Lane Environment

Swizznet logo 140x60pxSwizznet announced it is expanding its offerings by to offer cloud-hosted QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 for both single- and multi-lane environments.
The multi-lane capability allows retailers with more than one cash register to utilize the service -- whether it's at multiple locations or multiple points of sale within one store. With multi-lane, retailers benefit from instant access to financial data that gives a complete picture of all of their sales and inventory from all points of sale. Swizznet, the most technically sophisticated of online accounting providers, collaborated with Intuit for months on cloud-enabling multi-lane.

April 01, 2013

Glenbrook and ETA's Investment Community Forum

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxGlenbrook's Allen Weinberg will be the keynote speaker and host the ETA's Investment Community Forum (ICF) on Tuesday, April 30, immediately preceding the ETA Annual show in New Orleans. The ICF is geared towards anyone investing or guiding investors in the payments space but is equally valuable to existing payments participants.

Allen will also be on a panel awarding a Gates Foundation grant to a startup seeking to focus on the un- and underbanked populations, either in the US or abroad. If you know of any companies that might be interested in throwing their hats in the ring, please contact Allen directly.

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