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January 20, 2016

Headline News from - January 20, 2016



  • New IMF Staff Paper Looks at How to Reap the Benefits and Curtail the Risks of Virtual Currencies - "Achieving a balanced regulatory framework that guards against risks without suffocating innovation is a challenge that will require extensive international cooperation, says a new staff paper, “Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations,” released today by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the World Economic Forum."
  • R3 brings eleven major global financial institutions together on a cloud based distributed ledger - "R3 and consortium member banks Barclays, BMO Financial Group, Credit Suisse, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HSBC, Natixis, Royal Bank of Scotland, TD Bank, UBS, UniCredit and Wells Fargo each connected on an R3-managed private peer-to-peer distributed ledger, underpinned by Ethereum technology and hosted on a virtual private network in Microsoft Azure, the public cloud platform offering Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) in an accelerated development environment."
  • Global Payments Partners with Mobeewave to Offer Innovative Add-On-Free Mobile Payment Acceptance Solution - "The solution is designed to enable secure, in-person payment transactions, made with any contactless credit card or mobile wallet (e.g. Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay, Android Pay™), directly on an NFC-enabled mobile device, without the need for additional hardware such as a card reader or dongle."
  • Western Union Cross-Border Platform Connects Consumers to over One Billion Bank Accounts - "“The account payout network capability represents a natural evolution in Western Union's cross-border platform and omni-channel strategy to reach new digital-savvy, banked and mobile enabled consumers. Western Union is actively pursuing digital innovation enterprise wide, increasing consumers’ choice of money transfer channels and facilitating financial inclusion in emerging countries around the world."
  • InComm Digital Solutions Introduces Digital Open-Loop Prepaid Products - "The new products are digital versions of Visa gift or reward cards delivered to an email address and are redeemable on any U.S.-based e-commerce site where Visa debit cards are accepted."
  • Nielsen Study: Innovation in Mobile Technology, Payment Options & Retail Strategy Drive Borderless Shopping - "As technology and the retail landscape rapidly evolve, payment practices are also changing. More than half of respondents who say they shopped online during the past six months paid with a traditional credit card (53%), but roughly four-in-10 used a digital payment system such as PayPal (43%), debit card (39%) or direct debit from their bank account (38%)."
  • Merchants to Face More Chargeback Challenges as CNP Fraud Escalates - "Our research revealed that almost two-thirds of physical goods merchants believe that outsourcing fraud mitigation and chargeback management has become cost effective. We believe working with a third-party solution provider who specializes in end-to-end management of CNP transactions will be the future for online merchants who are already at a higher risk for this type of fraud than their brick-and-mortar peers."
  • Moneris launches business-to-business payment solutions to optimize commercial card acceptance - "Moneris' B2B services target business suppliers accepting payments from commercial customers and card issuing partners who require support enabling suppliers for card acceptance. Suppliers will be offered accounts receivable solutions that move them off of traditional cheque and invoicing systems, speed up payment delivery times and optimize business operations. Card-issuers will benefit from supplier enablement services that help simplify the migration to electronic payment acceptance for suppliers. "
  • Visa Inc. Appoints Lynne Biggar as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer - "While at Time Inc., Ms. Biggar was responsible for marketing to consumers for all Time Inc. brands across all channels, direct marketing company Synapse, Time Inc. Retail, Time Inc. Books, Consumer Insights, Data Solutions and Time Customer Service. Prior to her role at Time Inc. she spent more than 20 years at American Express in a variety of general management and marketing positions in both the US and international divisions and was a member of the company’s Global Management Team."


  • Payments in Portland (OR) - Join us Thursday, January 28th from 5:30-7:30 PM to hang out with your colleagues and competitors to discuss all things payments! We'll have appetizers, Oregon beer and wine. For the first time, Payments in Portland is including a short topical briefing - this month on "B2B Payments - Promise and Problems." If you have a Portland payments presence and something to say on B2B payments, let us know! RSVP HERE!
  • Real Time Payments in the US: Implications for the Payment Industry - Atlanta, GA - February 10, 2016. Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be moderating this discussion on what "faster payments" really means, how it's been implemented in other countries, and how it may shape banking and how we pay.


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:!

March 12, 2015

Headline News from - March 12, 2015

On the Web:

  • Four Types of Bitcoin Users on Coinbase - Coinable Blog - "We have seen several different types of bitcoin users emerge over the past few years, with many more likely on the horizon."
  • The five stages of bitcoin understanding - Fortune - “We are still a good year away, in our estimation, from seeing the first production-ready instruments where you can imagine a known financial services company using this. But it’s not 10 years."

On the Wires:

  • Apple Pay is Now Available at Jamba Juice Stores - “We are pleased to integrate Apple Pay as an option for consumers seeking an easy and secure service through which to complete their transactions,” said Julie S. Washington, Jamba Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer. “We believe Apple Pay will help improve the speed-of-service for today’s on-the-go consumer.” Jamba is integrating Apple Pay in approximately 650 stores nationwide.
  • Global Payments and Discover Financial Services Announce Streamlined Card Acceptance on the Discover Global Network in Canada - “The launch of our full acquiring program for Discover is the latest example of our commitment to providing Canadian merchants with robust and innovative product and service offerings,” said René Bélanger, President of Global Payments Canada. “This program brings additional value to our merchant customers by enhancing payment acceptance options and providing them a single source for payment processing, settlement, underwriting, risk management, support and reporting.”
  • VISA ReadyLink Users Can Now Add Funds to Their Cards at Walmart - "The integration of Visa ReadyLink with Walmart's Rapid Reload delivers on InComm's vision to expand the swipe reload technology and streamline the customer experience at the register, simplify the sales process for employees and increase retail foot traffic," saidJeff Lewis, Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services, InComm.
  • Calling All Entrepreneurs: Bring Your Big Idea to MasterCard’s Priceless Elevator Pitch - "Representatives from some of the top venture capital firms in the country will serve as judges for the competition. At the end of each day, they’ll award three finalists with a $250 MasterCard prepaid card. On the final day, Jay Singer, senior vice president, North America commercial products at MasterCard, will join the judging panel and one of the nine finalists will be named the winner of the $15,000 grand prize."
  • Intuit and Bigcommerce Partner to Simplify Financial Business Operations for Online Retailers - “Both Intuit and Bigcommerce develop technology that makes our clients’ lives easier, and this partnership will help Bigcommerce merchants simplify accounting with the help of QuickBooks Online,” said Avi Golan, vice president and general manager of the Intuit Developer Group. “Merchants taking advantage of this integration will save time once spent on accounting, and will be able to keep their focus on running their business.”
  • Intuit Partners with Shopify to Automate Bookkeeping for Online Retailers - “Delivering a seamless integration between QuickBooks Online and Shopify makes it easy for businesses to automatically reconcile sales data,” said Avi Golan, vice president and general manager of the Intuit Developer Group. “This is the latest example of how we’ve turned QuickBooks Online into the world’s leading small business cloud platform, delivering an ecosystem of integrated tools and services."
  • Fifth Third Bank Adopts Dave Ramsey's New SmartDollar Financial Wellness Program - Sheri Kehren, vice president and program manager of financial workplace wellness at Fifth Third Bank, said, "We continue to see employers augment their retirement education efforts and overall corporate wellness programs with a component of financial education. We were very excited when the Bank announced that the new SmartDollar program would be part of their improved Total Rewards program for 2015.”

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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:!

September 30, 2014

MCX Partners with InComm

InComm logo 140px InComm announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)
"We're pleased to partner with InComm and leverage their deep relationships and POS integrations with leading retailers representing thousands of locations across the country," said Andy Shober, Chief Sales and Business Development Officer, Merchant Customer Exchange. "Our partnership allows us to greatly expand the number of participating retail locations and represents a great opportunity for retailers to seamlessly improve the loyalty, shopping and payment experience for their customers."
MCX merchants operate more than 110,000 locations and process more than $1 trillion in payments annually.

May 20, 2014

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January 21, 2014

Headline News from - January 21, 2014

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November 13, 2013

Headline News from - November 13, 2013

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On the web:

  • 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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Updates from Glenbrook:

  • Looking for consulting help from Glenbrook? Let us know your needs here - and we'll get right back to you!
  • 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 Jacqueline Chilton will be speaking social media and payments at the Northern California LINC Networking event being held November 14 at Google.
  • Join our mailing list for updates about Glenbrook events. Follow us on Twitter: @paymentsnews and @paymentsviews

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:!

October 25, 2013

InComm Launches Cashtie™ Cloud Match Service

InComm logo 140pxInComm has announced the launch of the Cashtie™ Cloud Match Service - describing it as a "RESTful API that enables loyalty program, mobile wallet and digital coupon providers to offer their capabilities to InComm's retail network without lengthy integration or new hardware to install at a retailer's point-of-sale (POS). InComm's Cashtie Cloud Match Service enables providers and retailers to manage and process mobile barcode transactions without any changes to the POS system, leveraging the established host-to-host connectivity between InComm and the retailer and InComm's barcode activation.

Cashtie Cloud Match provides a solution that works today to enable retailers and emerging payment and loyalty providers to transact," said Thomas Cornelius, senior vice president, InComm. "While other options are available, they require changes to the cash register or the installation of expensive new equipment, so for the first time partners and retailers leveraging Cashtie's Cloud Match solution can offer new payment, coupon and loyalty solutions that their customers demand today, while the hardware and software upgrade cycle of retailers may still be years out."
Here is how the Cashtie service works: a consumer selects to display a barcode for a coupon, payment or loyalty transaction within a mobile application and presents the barcode on their mobile phone to a cashier to be scanned. When the barcode is scanned from the mobile phone at the POS, the Cashtie Cloud Match Service instantly receives the transaction information.

The cloud match service uses the transaction details to match, in the cloud, the transaction at a specific cash register within a particular retail location and the provider that is associated with the barcode. Cashtie then shares this information with the provider, who matches it to a specific consumer and responds with the transaction details for making a payment, receiving a discount or gaining loyalty points. Cashtie then sends the details for the transaction back to the POS either via InComm's proprietary switching technology, as part of InComm's Enhanced Payment Platform or to any third party switching solution used by the retailer. All of this occurs in real-time.

Cashtie Cloud Match is a RESTful API and providers can request access via

July 18, 2013

Headline News from - July 18, 2013

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June 03, 2013

InComm Introduces Cashtie API for Cash Payments at Retail

InComm logo 140pxInComm has announced Cashtie - calling it a "a powerful API that links retail cash payments via an existing point-of-sale (POS) system to software applications. Cashtie enables ecommerce and bill payment software providers to quickly and easily add cash payment options to their existing applications. Cashtie customers can leverage InComm's global retail network, turning nearly 400,000 points of retail distribution into a cash payment location with no additional POS integration required."

We are opening up InComm's prepaid rails to service providers, allowing them to instantly connect any of their applications to a retailer's cash register," said Thomas Cornelius , SVP at InComm.

"Currently, the biggest obstacle for companies wishing to build a cash payment network is creating relationships with retailers and then integrating with their POS systems – a process that can take years. Cashtie customers, on the other hand, can leverage InComm's already established retail network. Within as little time as a few weeks, software service providers seamlessly give companies the ability to offer their customers more flexibility and convenience in how they pay for products and services while retailers increase foot traffic in stores."

Cashtie is a RESTful API. InComm clients can request access via

January 08, 2013

InComm Acquires Giftango Corporation

InComm logo 140pxInComm announced that it has acquired Giftango Corporation, a leading digital gifting solutions provider.
“This acquisition opens doors to new and meaningful distribution channels for InComm merchants and product partners. Giftango is the digital gifting technology behind very large loyalty, incentive and mobile platforms in the US market, and has made inroads internationally as well,” said Brooks Smith, InComm president and CEO. “This also adds proven B2B, e-commerce and promotional toolsets to the portfolio of InComm products.”

December 13, 2012

InComm Acquires Adility to Offer Integrated Commerce Solutions

InComm logo 140pxInComm announced its acquisition of Adility, a platform for online-to-offline commerce, with a network of more than 500 mobile applications and online publishers.
“We created Adility, recognizing the tremendous impact online and mobile-influenced commerce has today on offline retailers and brands,” said Thomas Cornelius, Adility founder and president. “InComm has one of the largest retail networks in the country, and a fantastic team with a track record of delivering innovative solutions to their retail partners. Through our retailer-specific platform, Adility provides the ability to expand in-store sales to a completely new category, offering targeted and measurable promotions that serve the interests of their specific customer base.”

October 15, 2012

InComm Acquires On-Line Strategies

InComm logo 140pxInComm has announced its acquisition of On-Line Strategies, Inc. (OLS), a software and services company focused on processing complex, large-volume and high-speed consumer-driven transactions in mission-critical environments.
"The market has shown growing demand for a comprehensive, powerful, low-cost processing engine, and given recent consolidation in the industry, we see this as a perfect time to offer our products and services to a broader customer base," said Terry Richards , CEO, OLS. "InComm was an ideal partner, considering our overlapping customer base, its reputation as a retail solutions provider in the industry and its strong balance sheet. We are thrilled to become part of the InComm team and look forward to helping its customer base significantly reduce their total cost of ownership for the processing of consumer-driven transactions."

OLS will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary with its current management team in place, and is immediately available to provide InComm's customers and partners access to its advanced switch technology.

July 23, 2012

Plastic Jungle, InComm, and Zeevax Announce Partnership

PlasticJungle logo 140pxPlastic Jungle, InComm, and Zeevex announced a strategic partnership that will allow consumers to exchange gift cards for Zeevex shopping power.
"We are constantly looking for new ways to create more choice and flexibility for our consumers, and this partnership will make it easy for users to turn retail gift cards into limitless purchasing power for online games and more," said Bruce Bower, CEO of Plastic Jungle. "This partnership will also help online gaming and digital content publishers capture value from the more than $100 billion gift card industry."

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February 13, 2012

InComm Acquires Restricted Spend Payment Company Medagate Corp

InComm logo 140pxInComm announced that it has acquired Medagate Corporation, the company that powers OTCNetwork, the only national closed loop over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare benefits payments platform.
Medagate's technology platform supports several applications that enable retail and healthcare to intersect at the point of sale, enabling insured health plan members as well as Medicare and Medicaid members to access and spend their monthly healthcare benefits in an easy and familiar manner.

All current employees of Medagate will remain with the company, with its existing management continuing to run the day-to-day operations.

February 09, 2012

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October 24, 2011

GAME Launches ‘Digital Wallet’ for Online Gamers

Gamewallet logo 140x60pxThe GAME Group in Europe has partnered with InComm and announced GAMEwallet, "a completely new way for customers to explore, find and pay for digital downloads, streaming, online gaming subscriptions and essential in-game items." GAMEwallet is intended to give online gamers an alternative to using debit and credit cards online.

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June 06, 2011

InComm Introduces Prepaid to the Discount Channel in Japan

InComm logo 140pxInComm has announced that it is teaming up with Don Quijote, Japan's largest discount store chain, to launch a suite of point-of-sale activation (POSA) prepaid products utilizing InComm's Fastcard technology at all of its retail locations.
While most retailers in North America regularly use POSA technology to enable display merchandising of gift and prepaid cards, the Don Quijote launch represents the first roll out of this technology in the major discount store industry in Japan.

May 26, 2011

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April 27, 2011

MoneyGram and InComm to Offer MoneyGram Xpress In-lane Money Transfer Service

MoneyGram logo 140pxMoneyGram and InComm have announced an agreement where InComm will assist MoneyGram in the distribution and activation of MoneyGram Xpress packages in select outlets in InComm’s network of more than 225,000 retail locations.
“We are pleased to introduce this new money transfer service and bring a whole new level of ease and convenience to our consumers,” said Stu Kiefer, MoneyGram vice president of product management. “Prepaid money transfers allow consumers to pay for the transfer amount and fees at the same time as they make other retail purchases and then actually make the transfer when convenient for them – online or by phone. The product broadens ways to access money transfer services and for many, assists with time and money management.”

January 31, 2011

January 26, 2011

Western Union and InComm to Offer General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards

inComm_logo-140px.png WesternUnion_logo-140px.png Western Union and InComm have announced that they have entered into an agreement to offer Western Union General Purpose Reloadable prepaid cards (GPR) through InComm retail locations.
InComm partners with more than 150,000 retail locations. Through its relationship with InComm, Western Union will now offer the MoneyWise Prepaid card to consumers through grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, and mass merchandiser locations.

December 03, 2010

Zeevex Launches 'Zeevex Social', a New Social Payment Service Powered by Twitpay

zeevex_logo_140px.pngZeevex, an InComm company distributing virtual currency cards through national retailers in the U.S., has announced that it "has entered into an exclusive agreement with Twitpay to bring viral social network payments to the online game market."
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