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June 16, 2014

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December 02, 2013

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September 23, 2013

Headline News from - September 23, 2013

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  • PayPal Nears Deal for Braintree Payments - Wall St. Journal Digits - "The deal for Braintree would give PayPal access to data and lucrative transaction fees from Braintree’s expanding network, which currently processes more than $10 billion annually for companies like OpenTable, Uber Technologies and Airbnb."
  • Mastercard, Visa to cut French card fees: watchdog - Reuters - "Both Visa and Mastercard will cut interbank fees to around 0.28 percent of the transaction value from about 0.5 percent currently..."
  • The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts - The Atlantic Cities - "The banking industry needs to develop different fee and service structures designed to accommodate lower income depositors in much the same way banks currently provide VIP treatment to high-net-worth individuals."
  • Financial Education and the Debt Behavior of the Young - Federal Reserve Bank of New York - "More than three-quarters of U.S. households bear consumer debt, yet we have little understanding of the relationship between financial education and the debt behavior of U.S. consumers. In this paper, we study the effects of exposure to financial training on debt outcomes in early adulthood."

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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 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.
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June 24, 2013

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  • Summer Camp! - A special summer session of our popular Payments Boot Camp - in Half Moon Bay on August 6th and 7th... Also, an optional half day course on Data In Payments - August 8th, also in Half Moon Bay. Join Carol, Scott and Russ for lively, interactive sessions - register now!
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May 22, 2013

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February 14, 2013

August 22, 2012

August 15, 2012

Onebip Launches “Transparent Authentication” ISP Billing for SFR in France

Onebip logo 140x60pxOnebip, the mobile payment division of Neomobile, announced it has launched a new “Transparent Authentication” capability for ISP Billing on SFR’s new platform.
ISP Billing is available for selling any kind of digital content, such as access to social network and dating sites, premium subscription to online news and media, access to audio and video streaming, premium content downloads, and virtual goods. Single transactions can be made up to 30 euros while recurring payments are also available on this system, with weekly transaction up to 7,5 euros and monthly transactions up to 30 euros.

April 30, 2012

Visa Europe Confirms Launch Date for Digital Wallet

Visa logo 60pxhVisa Europe has announced that its new digital wallet service, by Visa, will launch to an initial group of consumers in the UK, Spain and France in autumn 2012.
Mariano Dima, Executive Vice President of Product and Marketing Solutions at Visa Europe, said: " sits at the heart of Visa's future of payments. For the first time, consumers and retailers will have a streamlined online checkout experience through an acceptance mark that offers industry-leading security and, when a Visa card is used in a wallet, the same protection and rights that come with any Visa card transaction.

Visa Europe also announced WorldPay as key UK development partner.

November 28, 2011

October 19, 2011

August 30, 2011

VeriFone Announces Direct Sales and Service Strategy in Continental Europe

Verifone logo 140pxVeriFone has announced a "new direct distribution relationship for retailers, acquirers and processors in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. These organizations will now be able to obtain products, services, support and value-added solutions directly from VeriFone."

August 25, 2011

BOKU Brings Direct Carrier Billing to France With New Partnerships

Boku logo 140pxBOKU has announced that it has "launched direct carrier billing with French carriers Bouygues Telecom and SFR, a subsidiary of Vivendi, adding to existing direct billing with Orange France. The partnership offers over an additional 32 million French customers the ability to pay for digital goods and services using only their existing wireless service account, with the charge appearing on their carrier bill. With this agreement, nearly all mobile users in France will benefit from BOKU direct carrier billing."

June 28, 2011

March 31, 2011

Mobile Money Exchange - Global Deployment Tracker

Mobile money exchange logo 140pxThe Mobile Money Exchange has a great visual tool that nicely illustrates the proliferation of mobile money deployments around the world.
This tool was originally developed by the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked team (covering the countries under their remit) and has been extended to include all worldwide mobile money deployments.
The global deployment tracker requires the Google Earth browser plug-in; its worth getting it if you don't already have it.

February 03, 2011

Buyster Joint Venture to Focus on Mobile Internet Payments

Buyster logosAtos Origin and the three major French mobile operators have announced the formation of a joint venture called "Buyster" which is tasked with developing, marketing, and operating a new mobile payment system in France.
Buyster is an innovative, simple, fast and secure remote payment solution for fixed and mobile Internet purchases, which will be available in France from mid-2011. Against a backdrop of sustained growth in eCommerce and an increase in purchases being made from new types of screen, including smartphones and touchscreen devices, the three French mobile operators (Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR) and Atos Origin, through Atos Worldline, a European leader in electronic transactions and secure payments, are bringing together their expertise in telecoms and payment to launch this new solution.
The new solution is being backed by major online French retailers, including Aquarelle, Brandalley, Darty and Rue du Commerce.

February 10, 2010

Visa Europe, Carte Bleue Complete Merger

Visa Europe and SAS Carte Bleue have announced the completion of the merger of their operations in France and the creation of Visa France. According to the press release, "the new organisation extends Visa Europe’s association model by establishing more direct relationships with French banks in order to meet their needs more closely. This deal represents a significant investment in France by Visa Europe, with a dedicated workforce that will work with Visa Europe's members in France to develop and deliver innovative, value creating solutions to meet their customers’ needs." READ MORE »

October 21, 2009

Using Contactless Stickers as Loyalty Cards

INSIDE Contactless has announced a partnership with ADELYA, a Software-as-a-Service company specializing in contactless and mobile loyalty and relationship programs, to enable consumers to conduct retail loyalty, ticketing, low-end ID and other transactions using the mobile phones they already have. INSIDE Contactless is providing ADELYA with PicoPass contactless stickers to transform mobile phones into contactless loyalty cards. More than 300,000 loyalty cards embedded with contactless stickers have already been deployed throughout France to customers of a children's clothing retailer. READ MORE »

July 03, 2008

France: Pegasus Contracts with Gemalto for NFC Mobile Payments

Gemalto has announced that five banks in France are currently using its Allynis service as part of the "Payez Mobile" trial for contactless mobile payment: BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole-LCL, Crédit Mutuel-CIC, Caisse d’Epargne and La Banque Postale Groups.

According to Gemalto, "the Pegasus group, which consists of seven major banks and four mobile operators in France, launched the program in November 2007 with 1,000 user clients and 200 merchants in Caen and Strasbourg. The renewal of the Gemalto service contract until the end of 2008 reasserts its recognition as a trusted third party among the various parties involved in the mobile NFC ecosystem." READ MORE »

March 11, 2008

More Debit Card Use at POS, Declining Usage at ATMs

At its 7th Annual Debit Conference, MasterCard Europe has announced what it calls "the emergence of a series of significant cross-border purchasing trends in Europe coinciding with the official launch of the Single Euro(pean) Payments Area (SEPA)."


January 08, 2008

MasterCard Europe, Europay France to Integrate Operations in France

MasterCard Europe and Europay France have announced an agreement to
integrate their operating structures in France to support French banks' efforts to
provide competitive payment services.

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