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March 31, 2014

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January 30, 2014

Headline News from - January 30, 2014

The second edition of our book "Payments Systems in the U.S." has just been published. It's available in print from and in an ebook version for your iPad.

On the Web:

  • Amazon’s Ambition in Physical Retail May Go Way Beyond Payments - Re/ - "The goal is to make this new collection of tools and services as critical to brick-and-mortar shops as its Amazon Web Services offering has become to online businesses."
  • Apple introduces us to a Major Financial System Beyond iWallet - Patently Apple - "On January 30, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a major patent application from Apple that reveals a new financial Systems Integration System." Meeting the Needs of Non-Traditional Consumers and Achieving Scale with Mobile Contactless Payments in the U.S. - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup - "In November 2013, the Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) met with academia, government, non-profits, card networks, mobile wallet providers, transit authorities, issuing banks, and retailers to gain a better understanding of fundamental consumer mobile payment adoption issues by exploring how mobile financial services and payments can meet the needs of non-traditional consumers and what is needed to achieve scale in the U.S. mobile payments market. The findings in this paper are based on the discussions at this meeting and include panelists' views on mobile technology and financial access considerations for the underserved consumer, broader consumer market adoption for mobile retail payments, and the transformational role of mobile technology for financial services."
  • Visa CEO Doesn’t See Bitcoin As Business Threat - CoinDesk - "Visa CEO Charlie Scharf offered his opinion of bitcoin and other emerging virtual currencies on 30th January in a conference call discussing Visa’s first-quarter fiscal earnings."
  • Fred Wilson's 5 Predictions for the Future of Your Money - Inc. - "If you like the way Wilson makes bets with his venture-capital fund, Union Square Ventures, which has invested in Etsy, Tumblr, and Twitter, you might just like the way he thinks about the future of currencies."
  • Why Bitcoin is here to stay - ZDNet - "...the drivers are simply too powerful - crypto-currency is around to stay and the changes to our global economy because of it will be staggering. So take a reality pill and strap in."
  • Coinbase and Mint Announce First Bitcoin Personal Finance Integration - "This partnership marks a milestone in the ongoing evolution of bitcoin as Mint becomes the first personal finance and money management tool enabling users to view their bitcoin transactions."
  • PayPal Wants Role In Apple’s Mobile Payments Dreams - Re/ - "Three payments industry executives tell Re/code that eBay-owned PayPal has been pitching Apple on helping the consumer electronics maker bring its long-rumored payments initiative to fruition."
  • Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free - TechCrunch - "The difference here, besides not yet being available in a native app format, is that Ribbon works with both debit and credit card users, and will allow you to send payments to others without first having a Ribbon account."
  • Mobile Payments, Electric Cars and the Keys to Driving Change - Re/ - "The shared issues between e-cars and smartphone payments boil down to cost of hardware (the phone, the car), infrastructure (networks and merchant acceptance, filling stations), but perhaps most importantly, the catalyst for changing human behavior."
  • GhIPSS Urges Banks to Issue Local Cards - Payments Afrika - "Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has urged banks to issue more proprietary ‘local’ ATM cards to their customers. Historically most banks in Ghana would issue international cards..."

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October 31, 2013

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  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking on New Payments Regulation in Brazil at the International Money Transmitter Conference in Miami, Nov 4-7, 2013.
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October 08, 2013

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  • Join us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps coming this month - 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 25, 2013

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June 10, 2013

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January 16, 2013

Payments Views - Green Dot’s New Mobile-Optimized Bank Account

Glenbrook PartnersOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg has a post about "Green Dot's New Mobile-Optimized Bank Account". Allen went to the product launch event and came away thinking that GoBank is not only a new brand almost a new product category. "What I found most interesting was Green Dot’s focus on the 'unhappily banked' and those new to the banking system, like my two teenage sons."

January 15, 2013

Green Dot Launches Mobile Bank Account for Smartphone Generation

Gobank logo 140pxGreen Dot has announced GoBank, "the first bank account designed from scratch to be opened and used on a mobile device. Launching in limited release, with general availability to come later this year, GoBank is fast, fair and feature-rich, allowing consumers to interact with their money in a way that’s immediate, intuitive and intimate. In addition to GoBank’s consumer-friendly pricing model of no overdraft fees or penalty fees and no minimum balance requirements, GoBank makes it easy to send and deposit money, build a budget and find an ATM, with a massive network of more than 40,000 fee-free ATMs." And don't forget the FDIC insurance.

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November 28, 2011

Green Dot Bank

GreenDotLogoGreen Dot has announced that "its application to acquire Bonneville Bancorp ("Bonneville") and thereby become a bank holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 has been approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Today the Utah Department of Financial Institutions also approved Green Dot's acquisition of Bonneville."

October 11, 2011

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January 05, 2011

NICE Actimize Selected by Green Dot to Provide Risk Management and Compliance Solutions

Nice_Actimize_logo_140px.pngNICE Actimize has announced that Green Dot has selected a number of NICE Actimize's risk management solutions, including Card Fraud, AML Suspicious Activity Monitoring, Know Your Customer (KYC) Due Diligence and Enterprise Risk Case Manager.

March 01, 2010

A New Model for Retail Banking

Over the weekend, reported on Green Dot's plans to become a bank holding company through the acquisition of Bonneville Bancorp. In a post titled "A New Model for Retail Banking?" on our website, Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson reacts to the news - saying she thinks that Green Dot's move "gives, I think, a peek at what may come for retail banking in the future."

February 26, 2010

Green Dot Files S-1 Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

Green Dot Corporation has filed an SEC Form S-1 Registration Statement for an initial public offering of its class A common stock.

October 07, 2009

PayPal, Green Dot Partner for Cash Loading to PayPal Accounts

Green Dot and PayPal have announced an agreement that will allow U.S. consumers to load money directly to their PayPal accounts using Green Dot’s MoneyPak. This will enable people to shop anywhere PayPal is accepted without the need for a bank account or credit card. READ MORE »

June 11, 2009

An Overview of Green Dot, Home Depot's Payment Strategy

We mentioned earlier this week that copies of many of the presentations from the recent Chicago Fed Payments 2009 conference are now available online.

One of the more interesting presentations is the Overview of Green Dot presentation by Steve Streit, CEO. It includes a description of how Green Dot is three companies in one: a retail packaged goods provider, a financial services provider, and the Green Dot reload network (MoneyPak).

Another interesting presentation is Payment Strategy at Home Depot by Dwaine Kimmet, VP Home Depot Financial Services. Kimmet clearly lays out the retailer's payment priorities - and frustrations with increased interchange costs saying that, since 2002, Home Depot "has not seen value created by these new, higher fees." He goes on to describe the private label card approach that Home Depot's adopted which has become its lowest cost credit tender type.

There are lots of other interesting presentations from this recent conference - available here.

August 07, 2008

Citi Cards, Green Dot Sign Strategic Agreement for Prepaid

Citi and Green Dot have announced "a strategic alliance to provide Citi-issued general purpose gift cards and reloadable prepaid debit cards to consumers. In addition, Citi Cards’ retail business partners will have the opportunity to offer co-branded versions of these prepaid products to their customers. With this partnership, Green Dot further expands its national retail distribution of prepaid products." READ MORE »

October 15, 2007

Green Dot, Chase Paymentech Introduce Alternative Cash Payment Solution

Chase Paymentech and Green Dot Corporation have announced an agreement to offer Chase Paymentech-processed merchants an alternative cash payment solution that gives them the ability to accept cash transactions through their existing online and phone interfaces by accepting Green Dot’s MoneyPak as a form of payment.


August 13, 2007

Green Dot Enables Cash-based Rent Payments

Green Dot has announced an agreement with RentPayment, an electronic payments processor in the multifamily industry, that enables customers of RentPayment to have access to convenient cash payment methods using Green Dot's MoneyPak.


July 10, 2007

MasterCard rePower Strategic Agreement with Green Dot

MasterCard Worldwide has announced a strategic agreement with Green Dot Corporation, operator of the Green Dot Network, to expand the ability of consumers to reload prepaid cards enrolled in the MasterCard rePower point of sale load network at retail locations throughout the United States.


May 07, 2007

Green Dot, CardinalCommerce Partner on eCommerce

Green Dot Corporation has announced an agreement with CardinalCommerce to "enable eCommerce merchants for the first time to receive online payments from a largely untapped consumer segment: the financially underserved community of more than 80 million "cash consumers" nationwide who do not have access to traditional bank accounts, credit cards or other financial tools."


March 05, 2007

Over 100 Prepaid Programs Reload Using Green Dot Network

Green Dot Network has announced it has reached a new high of 109 prepaid card programs reloading on its network as of January 31. These programs include cards issued from multiple banks under the MasterCard, Visa and Discover Network brands.


January 03, 2007

Green Dot Launches Reloadable Prepaid Card On Discover Network

Green Dot Corporation has announced that it is offering "through its retail network the first reloadable prepaid card to launch on the Discover Network. Customers will be able to use the card to purchase goods and
services at over 4 million merchant locations where Discover is accepted. Like other Green Dot products, the Green Dot Discover Network prepaid card can be reloaded via the Green Dot Financial Network -- one of the nation's largest retail-based cash acceptance networks."


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