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March 29, 2016

Headline News from - March 29, 2016



  • Federal Reserve Engages in Effort to Assess Faster Payments Solutions - "The Federal Reserve on Tuesday announced the selection of McKinsey & Company to support Faster Payments Task Force efforts this year to assess faster payments solution proposals from various providers across the United States payments industry."
  • SWIFT signs MoU with China’s CIPS - "SWIFT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that sets out plans to develop China’s Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) using SWIFT as the secure channel to connect CIPS with its global user community."
  • Survey: 73% of American Companies Were Targets of Payments Fraud in 2015 - "Let there be no doubt: Payments fraud is an enormous challenge for all organizations," said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive officer of AFP. "One of the toughest payments fraud challenges we are seeing is BEC scams, which are growing increasingly sophisticated and successfully infiltrating email systems at numerous organizations."
  • JPMorgan Chase Institute Launches Local Consumer Commerce Index of Everyday Spending in 15 U.S. Cities - "Unlike many existing sources of data on consumer spending, the LCCI captures actual transactions, instead of self-reported measures of how consumers think they spend. The index’s geographically specific data provide a granular and timely view of how cities and their surrounding metro areas are faring on a monthly basis. Further, the LCCI captures economic activity in consumer facing retail and services sectors that previously have not been well understood by other data sources."
  • Global Payments Announces Full Support for Samsung Pay in China - “Global Payments is delighted to bring innovative commerce to merchants in China by supporting Samsung Pay,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. "Our continued commitment to leading payments technology across the globe allows us to offer another form of mobile payment acceptance to the broadest set of merchants."


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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here:!

April 03, 2014

Headline News from - April 3, 2014

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November 13, 2013

Headline News from - November 13, 2013

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  • Stress Test Prepares VisaNet for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Visa Viewpoints - "This year’s “mug number” – as we like to call it – is 47,000 transaction messages per second, which is a huge step forward from 2012’s peak capacity of 30,000 transaction messages per second!"
  • No plastic, no problem: Square does away with deposit limits for U.S. businesses - GigaOm - "Square is eliminating holds on funds taken from payments where no physical card is present."
  • How Big Banks Killed a Plan to Speed Up Money Transfers - American Banker - "The plan, known as Expedited Processing and Settlement, may not have been a step into 21st Century..."
  • EMV: America, What Took You So Long? - Emerging Payments Strategies (FIS) - "So why has the U.S. not embraced EMV sooner? Part of the reason is because our fraud problem, while significant, has typically been among the lowest rates in the world among highly developed economically mature countries."
  • What Android's KitKat means for NFC - Mobile Payments Today (Cherian Abraham) - "HCE means a lot more for private label issuers — who have a very inspired base of merchants looking to bridge the gap between private label cards and mobile — and now there is an alternative to clumsy, costly and complex orchestrations for provisioning cards."
  • The power of love - TMG Blog - "When I switched credit cards recently, I started feeling love the first time I logged into my personal account page. I noticed that things I had purchased only minutes before were already listed, which was something I’d never seen with my previous provider."
  • The challenge of being a Bitcoin trader - Financial Services Club Blog - "There is not attainable indication that the government understands Bitcoin correctly."

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Find something interesting to share? Tell us about it:!

November 18, 2009

AFP Payments Newsletter for November Now Available

The Association for Financial Professionals' November Payments Newsletter is now available. Payments includes features on emerging payments issues, Q&As with payments newsmakers, news briefs and expert-authored guest columns. In the November issue are articles on wire format changes coming next year to allow for remittance data, a column authored by Anita Patterson who directs treasury services for Cox Enterprises, a Q&A with the Federal Reserve’s Ken Isaacson, and an excerpt from our magazine written by the Fed’s Lauren Hargraves and Hank Farrar at The Clearing House.

October 08, 2009

A Look at Same Day ACH

Over on, Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson writes about the Same Day ACH session at this week's Association for Finance Professionals conference in San Francisco.

Carol writes: "The same day ACH proposal has most typically been talked about as a service which will apply to check conversion transactions – to enable electronics to clear as fast as paper would (don’t you love that). But I had not realized before that the Fed is also talking about this applying to WEB transactions. This would mean all those alternative-payment schemes for eCommerce could clear faster than card transactions!" Click to read more!

March 27, 2009

AFP Finds Payments Fraud Rampant in Majority of US Organizations

Deteriorating financial conditions in 2008 coupled with the emergence of new payments types and the growth of electronic payments opened up new opportunities for payment fraud, according to the 2009 AFP Payments and Fraud Control Survey. According to AFP, "the assault on payments is widespread: over seventy percent of organizations surveyed experienced attempted or actual payments fraud in 2008." The survey was sponsored by J.P. Morgan Treasury Services. READ MORE »
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