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April 07, 2014

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March 25, 2014

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March 04, 2014

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January 22, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - January 22, 2014

Next Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps: Feb 4-5 in Palo Alto, CA; March 18-19 in New York City. Alternatively, you can request a private Payments Workshop held on-site at your location.

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  • The Value of PayPal and eBay Together - PayPal Forward Blog - "No other payments competitor has achieved PayPal’s success – because no other competitor has a commerce platform like eBay. PayPal is successful precisely because we are part of eBay Inc., not in spite of it."
  • Gang Rigged Pumps With Bluetooth Skimmers - Krebs on Security - "This blog has featured several stories about gas-pump skimmers that were Bluetooth enabled. What’s remarkable is how common these attacks have become."
  • A new way to pay: Dash rolls out more mobile payment tools at restaurants - Macworld - "If you have Dash installed on your phone, the Bluetooth-enabled Dashboard pushes you an alert when you walk into a venue where you can use the app to pay."
  • EBay Says Icahn Proposes PayPal Spinoff - Bloomberg - "The investor is proposing to spin off online payments unit PayPal, one of EBay’s faster-growing businesses."
  • LG Reveals Fingerprint ID Coming to their Smartphones this Year - "LG Electronics has revealed that they'll be integrating fingerprint recognition functionality into their premium smartphones ... later this year..."
  • Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop - BBC - "Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further."
  • Bitcoin Targets Payments Business of Giants Visa to JPMorgan - Bloomberg BusinessWeek - “Perhaps the rise of Bitcoin will put pressure on big banks to get us a more modern payment system,” said Jennifer Tescher, president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a Chicago-based research group.
  • Card-Theft Software Grew in Internet's Dark Alleys - Wall St. Journal - "The Reedum malware worked like a Trojan horse by hiding its malicious nature and compromising systems from inside."
  • Priorities for the future - Visa Europe (Nicolas Huss) - "As a membership organisation focused on European solutions for the best interests of all parties in our four‐party model, our continued success is good for the European economy because electronic payments fuel commerce, replace inefficient and expensive cash and fight the shadow economy."
  • Visa to step up marketing of V.me - Marketing Week (UK) - "Jonathan Vaux, V.me commercial director, says it will use “assets” such as its World Cup sponsorship to raise awareness of the service. Ads will push the convenience and security of V.me."
  • T-Mobile Hopes to Shake Up the Check-Cashing Industry, Too - Re/code.net - "Through the combination of a smartphone and a prepaid Visa debit card, T-Mobile (and its banking partner, Bancorp) aims to offer many of the services typically offered through a bank, including check cashing, direct deposit and bill pay."
  • T-Mobile wants to be your next bank The Verge - "T-Mobile's chief marketing officer Mike Sievert says the service could save the "typical household" using a check casher to cash their paychecks "about $1,500 per year.""
  • On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters - Medium (Glenn Fleishman) - "As a currency, I have little faith that it will become a replacement for dollars, euros, or renminbi. As a model for a future payment and transaction system, I believe it’s already shown its value."
  • B2B e-commerce gets its own publication - Internet Retailer - "B2Bec News, a weekly e-mail newsletter, will cover technology and strategies that manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are using to sell online to businesses, government agencies and nonprofits, including universities and hospitals."

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January 08, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - January 8, 2014

Next Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps: Feb 4-5 in Palo Alto, CA; March 18-19 in New York City. Alternatively, you can request a private Payments Workshop held on-site at your location.

On the Web:

  • Inside Bitcoin - John Patrick - "Banks, credit card companies, and money transfer companies do not like Bitcoin because the new digital currency model threatens the status quo and related fees. In the early days of the World Wide Web, there were similar views to what we hear about Bitcoin."
  • The MTA Plans to Turn New Yorkers’ Smartphones into Subway Passes - Skift - "The MTA plans to have a next-generation fare payment system in place by 2019, says agency spokesman Aaron Donovan."
  • Real-time Fraud Prevention - Emerging Payments Strategies (FIS) - "The better your anti-fraud strategies and solutions, the better you’ll be at protecting your institution and your cardholders. These pressures are driving the industry toward more and more real-time solutions that attempt to stop fraud before it starts."
  • Bitcoin isn’t Money—It’s the Internet of Money - The Umlaut (Eli Dourado) - "The Internet model improves upon the traditional telephone model by making possible what Vint Cerf calls “permissionless innovation.” Tim Berners-Lee was able to launch the World Wide Web without waiting for Internet service providers to support it."
  • Bitcoin Woos Washington to Ensure Lawmakers Don’t Kill It - Bloomberg - "The outreach is aimed at ensuring that wary lawmakers don’t kill the embryonic industry and regulators provide a clear set of rules to play by."
  • Bitcoin Banned by Alibaba’s Taobao After China Tightens Rules - Bloomberg - "Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce website, will ban the sale of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies after the country’s central bank tightened regulations in December."
  • Alibaba Online-Payment Affiliate Teams With Sina Corp. - "The affiliate, called Alipay, said on its official microblog account that the new service allows users of Sina's Weibo microblog service to make online and offline payments through their Alipay accounts."

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December 19, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - December 19, 2013

Webinar: Managing Cardholder Data Security Risks in an Evolving Payments Landscape - Be sure to join Glenbrook's Bryan Derman, BakerHoestetler's Craig Hoffman and Mandiant's Marshall Heilman for this webinar on January 15 from 2-3:30 PM Eastern time. Registration is now open.

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December 10, 2013

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October 22, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - October 22, 2013

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  • Join Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson and Scott Loftesness for our Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp on December 10-11th in Palo Alto, California!
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking on New Payments Regulation in Brazil at the International Money Transmitter Conference in Miami 4-7, 2013.
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September 30, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - September 30, 2013

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  • Join us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps coming this October - 8th/9th in the San Francisco Bay Area and 23rd/24th in New York City!
  • Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg and Erin McCune will be at Money2020 in Las Vegas October 6-10 - please reach out to them directly to catch up in person or set up a briefing at the conference. Erin will be moderating an Invoicing, Billing & Collections panel with Bill.com CEO Rene Lacerte, Billtrust CEO Flint Lane and Billhighway Chairman Vince Thomas.
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer".
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
  • Join our mailing list for updates about Glenbrook events. Follow us on Twitter: @paymentsnews and @paymentsviews

September 17, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - September 17, 2013

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  • Join us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps coming this October - 8th/9th in the San Francisco Bay Area and 23rd/24th in New York City!
  • Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg and Erin McCune will be at Money2020 in Las Vegas October 6-10 - please reach out to them directly to catch up in person or set up a briefing at the conference. Erin will be moderating an Invoicing, Billing & Collections panel with Bill.com CEO Rene Lacerte, Billtrust CEO Flint Lane and Billhighway Chairman Vince Thomas.
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer".
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
  • Join our mailing list for updates about Glenbrook events. Follow us on Twitter: @paymentsnews and @paymentsviews

September 12, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - September 12, 2013

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  • Join us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps coming this October - 8th/9th in the San Francisco Bay Area and 23rd/24th in New York City!
  • Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg and Erin McCune will be at Money2020 in Las Vegas October 6-10 - please reach out to them directly to catch up in person or set up a briefing at the conference. Erin will be moderating an Invoicing, Billing & Collections panel with Bill.com CEO Rene Lacerte, Billtrust CEO Flint Lane and Billhighway Chairman Vince Thomas.
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer".
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
  • Join our mailing list for updates about Glenbrook events. Follow us on Twitter: @paymentsnews and @paymentsviews

September 09, 2013

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August 27, 2013

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August 22, 2013

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August 19, 2013

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August 06, 2013

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July 15, 2013

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June 04, 2013

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May 22, 2013

Direct Payment via ACH is the Leading Consumer Bill Payment Method in US

NACHA logo 140pxAccording to a study of 1,000 billers released by NACHA, Direct Payment via ACH is the leading method consumers in the US currently use to pay their bills.

The study found that the great majority of billers – more than three-quarters of those that offer electronic payment options – offer Direct Payment via ACH with almost 50% of consumer bills paid through this method. Of the rest, 42% percent of consumer bills are still paid through the mail, and 11 percent are paid with credit/debit cards.

The findings also show that billers prefer receiving ACH payments over cards 48 percent to 21 percent. Specifically, billers prefer recurring ACH payments, citing this option as the most favorable payment method.

Consumers, on the other hand, prefer one-time ACH payments for bill pay. Of the 47 percent of consumer bills paid via Direct Payment, 25 percent are one-time ACH payments, 11 percent are recurring ACH payments, and another 11 percent are ACH payments originated by biller service providers.

Direct Payment via ACH provides the control, security, and simplicity that consumers are looking for when paying their bills,” said Janet O. Estep, NACHA president and CEO.

“Additionally, for billers, Direct Payment via ACH transactions provide costs savings, improve operating efficiencies, and make a positive impact on the environment. There are still many checks being mailed today, so there is a significant opportunity to increase Direct Payment adoption, and during May – Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH Month – we direct both billers and consumers to the available resources and proven practices expanding Direct Payment usage.”

NACHA says that financial institutions have an important role for expanding Direct Payment. Billers in the study report positive results from cross pollination efforts, where billers and banks combine marketing efforts.

April 17, 2013

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March 27, 2013

January 16, 2013

Zipmark Announces Mobile Secure Digital Check Platform

ZZipmark logo 140x60pxipmark has announced the national availability of its secure digital check payment platform, the first online and mobile payment system designed to deposit guaranteed funds into a business's operating account on the morning of the next business day.

"Zipmark secure digital checks improve the way small businesses send and collect money from their customers by bringing check payments into the 21st century," said Jay Bhattacharya, CEO and co-founder of Zipmark. "Zipmark is as much a risk management platform as it is a payment platform. We take on the risk of the transaction and guarantee funds to billers."

Zipmark's transaction fee is only 1% with a $5 cap.

September 13, 2012

PayTap Launches Social Bill Pay Service

Paytap logo 140x60pxPayTap is a new social bill pay services that premiered this week at both TechCrunch Disrupt SF and FinovateFall 2012 in NY. The services supports payment cards, bank account, PayPal, and Dwolla payments.

Tap into your network of family and friends to get bills paid. You can share with one person or collaborate with many and the money goes directly to the biller.

Their website is at www.paytap.com. Glenbrook has previously blogged about the emerging domain of social payments.

July 03, 2012

Billeo Makes Online Payments a Zip With ZipThru Pay and Buy

Billeo logo 140pxBilleo has announced its ZipThru Pay and ZipThru Buy services, which allow Billeo's business customers to simplify and speed up the online shopping and bill pay payment experience.

From paying a bill to purchasing an item online, the ZipThru services allow businesses to provide consumers an easy and transparent online or in-app payment process that takes just seconds to complete. By leveraging Billeo's powerful Active-Context Platform™ and rich biller and merchant directories, the ZipThru services connect Billeo's business customers with billers and merchants that accept card payments online. The technology navigates thru the payment or checkout process, auto-fills the payment details and captures the payment confirmation -- simplifying the payment and purchase processes to one or two clicks.

June 19, 2012

Fiserv Taps Into Tryvertising Trend to Drive E-Bill Adoption

Fiserv logo 60pxh Fiserv announced the launch of 'E-bill Introduction', a new feature within the CheckFree® RXP payment suite.

E-bill Introduction offers consumers an opportunity to receive electronic bills (e-bills) via their online banking service for an introductory period during which they also continue to receive paper bills in the mail. Pilots of the feature conducted with five financial institutions delivered solid results, with consumers enrolled in the pilot activating three times more e-bills than consumers who were not enrolled.

Western Union Launches Bill Presentment Solution for Smartphones

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union announced the release of an enhancement to its Western Union Speedpay service designed to help billers meet growing consumer demand to receive electronic bills through smartphones and mobile devices.

“Our Western Union Payments Money Mindset Index shows that consumers, whose use of mobile devices is outpacing all other media, are looking for a wider range of payment options from billers,” David Shapiro, senior vice president, Payments, Western Union, said. “Western Union is dedicated to providing billers with robust bill pay solutions, while giving consumers a variety of user-friendly options to receive and pay their bills.”

The enhancement was developed with eBill presentment specialist, Striata, and operates across multiple platforms and devices, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad.

June 04, 2012

AT&T Video Bill

AT T logo 114pxAT&T has introduced a new billing service called 'AT&T Video Bill' that steps a customer through every part of their bill, explains the charges, and lets people pay their bill upon completion.

A few months ago, we introduced a service we call the U-verse video bill to new U-verse Voice, TV and Internet customers, as well as existing customers who change or upgrade their service. This is an automatically-generated, customized video with computer animation and voice narration that explains the elements of your bill.

Be sure to have a look at the demonstration video. Bill Pay isn't what it used to be.

May 30, 2012

doxo Delivers Single-Click Mobile Bill Payment

Doxo logo 140pxdoxo announced the launch of a new single-click mobile bill payment capability, and added a new smart phone app, doxo Mobile for Android, to its existing iPhone mobile app.

“The doxo mission is to massively simplify the experience of interacting with providers and paying bills. The new capabilities of our mobile app make bill paying simpler than ever. So simple, in fact, that doxo users are paying their bills an average of 10 days sooner than they would through traditional mail,” said Steve Shivers CEO of doxo. “doxo Mobile takes the hassle out of bill payment, and provides an innovative, free service for businesses to offer to their customers, without having to develop their own app.”

December 07, 2011

Study Says Consumer Bill Payment Habits Vary Month to Month

Fiserv logo 60pxhNew research from Fiserv indicates there are "significant short-term and long-term shifts in the way consumers pay their bills. The 2011 Billing Household Survey showed that consumers use multiple payment channels on an ongoing basis, with nearly one out of every five online consumer households changing the way they pay bills each month. Mobile bill payments are on the rise, with more than six million Americans using smartphones to pay their bills in the past year. Interest in electronic bills (e-bills) has also hit an all-time high."

October 24, 2011

Pageonce Introduces Mobile Bill Pay

Pageonce logo 140x60pxPageonce has announced a mobile bill pay service that gives consumers remote control over when and how they pay their bills.

The award-winning Pageonce Money & Bills already lets users automatically track all types of bills -- from rent and mortgage, utilities, and cell phone to credit cards -- and alerts them when a bill is due. Now Pageonce gives users the option to pay immediately from their choice of accounts with a few taps on their smartphone. Pageonce makes paper bills, checks and stamps, and logging into several different websites for online bill pay, obsolete -- helping users save time and avoid annoying late and overdraft fees.

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