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Retail Decisions

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December 10, 2014

Headline News from - December 10, 2014

On the Web:

  • EBay Mulls Thousands of Job Cuts Next Year - Wall St. Journal - "The cuts are expected to primarily affect workers in eBay’s core marketplace division, these people said."
  • Chick-Fil-A ramps up mcommerce with mobile payments, ordering - Mobile Commerce Daily - “We think customers will like it because they no longer need to dig through their purse or wallet for cash or a credit card to pay for their meal,” said Michael Lage, manager, customer relationship strategies at Chick-fil-A, College Park, Ga.
  • Fed Sets Tough New Capital Rule for Big Banks - Wall St. Journal - "The proposal, which will be phased in starting in 2016 and take full effect in 2019, is aimed squarely at pushing big banks to shrink, an outcome regulators were explicit in saying they hope to encourage to reduce the likelihood a firm’s failure could require bailouts or damage the broader economy."
  • Amex Veteran Launches White-Label Bitcoin Debit Card Platform - CoinDesk - "Founded in February, Blade Financial is pitching its service to digital currency companies that want to offer debit card services to customers but lack the resources or capabilities to actually launch a product."

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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:!

July 21, 2014

Headline News from - July 21, 2014

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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:!

December 11, 2013

Headline News from - December 11, 2013

On the web:

  • Evenly Joins Square - Square Engineering Blog - "Evenly’s app made it easy for anyone to send or collect payments from friends, anywhere, anytime."
  • PayPal Looks Ahead: Six Predictions for 2014 - PayPal Forward Blog (David Marcus) - "My job at PayPal gives me a unique opportunity to work with peers and strategize with partners across many industries about solving real problems and delivering exciting new experiences for consumers and retailers. That leads to a pretty privileged view into what’s coming next." PayPal Increases Mobile Investment as Smartphones Replace Cash - BusinessWeek - “It’s going to take years,” for mobile technology to become the main way to pay, Marcus said. “But we’re in it for the long run.”
  • Everything you need to know about the Volcker Rule - Guardian - "A rule to keep banks from gambling with their customers' money may finally be realised after years of resistance from Wall Street..."
  • First Mover Australians: Turning Mobile into Contactless Payments - MasterCard Blog - "To borrow a phrase from the CommBank blog, Australians can’t get enough of contactless payments. The country is the number one MasterCard PayPass market in the world..."
  • iBeacon Pioneers Estimote Raise $3.1M Seed Round - TechCrunch - “We are shipping thousands of beacons per week and more than 10,000 developers around the world are already experimenting with Estimote beacons in contextual computing applications.”
  • JPMorgan files patent for Bitcoin-style payment system - - "Like Bitcoin, JPMorgan’s proposed system would allow people to make anonymous, electronic payments over the internet..."
  • For Bitcoin, Square Peg Meets Round Hole Under the Law - New York Times - "The development of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that is not issued by any government, presents challenges for the authorities to use laws that were not designed for the digital world to combat illegal conduct."
  • Be Careful With Coin - New York Times - "Consider this as well: When you buy it, you are agreeing to terms of service that give you no protection."
  • A Medical Credit Card Has Surprising Costs - New York Times - "On Tuesday, the agency announced that it was ordering GE Capital Retail Bank and its CareCredit medical credit card unit to refund up to $34.1 million..."

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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:!

October 10, 2013

Headline News from - October 10, 2013

On the web:

  • The High Cost, for the Poor, of Using a Bank - The New Yorker (Lisa Servon) - "The answer was surprising: it turns out banks are often costlier for the poor than check cashers and other alternative services."
  • The mathematician's defense of Bitcoin: It's just another option - PBS Newshour - "And this is so incredible because for the first time in history, every transaction made with Bitcoin is known. The block chain is like a global ledger. If you buy something today with Bitcoin, for the rest of time, as long as the Bitcoin network is supported, that transaction is going to be known and archived."
  • Consumers Rack up $1 Billion in Online Spend Per Day, on 188 Days in 2013 - Visa Viewpoints Blog - "eCommerce sales on the Visa network* have surpassed $1 billion a day for 188 days in the first nine months of the year, demonstrating that billion-dollar eCommerce days have become the norm rather than the exception."
  • NFC On Hold or a Go?: Onsite at Money2020 - Credit Union Times - "When asked what the chances that NFC (Near Field Communication) will ultimately prevail as the standard for mobile payments, he scored it a 5, 5 standing for a dead-on certainty."
  • Nordstrom Finds Cash Register Skimmers - Krebs on Security - "The fraud devices in this case resemble small keyloggers that are sold by dozens of stores for approximately $30 to $40 apiece."
  • Pals in Palo Alto - Tomorrow's Transactions Blog - "I'd said at the beginning of the day that we run the Unconferences to get new ideas, and that the best way to get new ideas was to give your ideas away for free."

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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 us for our new series of Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps October 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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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:!

May 07, 2013

Headline News - May 7, 2013

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March 13, 2013

December 18, 2012

April 24, 2012

November 22, 2011

September 21, 2011

Retail Decisions Launches ReD Fraud Alert

ReD logo 140x60psRetail Decisions (ReD)has announced the ReD Fraud Alert service, a new service which enables card issuers and merchants to exchange information in the fight against online payment fraud.
Using information normally exclusive to the issuer, ReD creates a channel to enable its merchants to use a customer’s full account profile to decide whether to accept or reject a transaction for items with a high ticket price.

July 07, 2011

June 14, 2011

August 13, 2009

FleetCor Acquires UK, Ireland Fuel Card Businesses from Retail Decisions

Fleetcor_logo-140px.jpgFleetCor has announced that it has acquired the UK and Ireland fuel card businesses of Retail Decisions (ReD). The acquisition includes all of ReD’s fuel card operations in the UK and Ireland, including ReD’s network of UK fuel bunkering outlets. READ MORE »

November 28, 2007

Strong Sales Growth for eCommerce Merchants

Retail Decisions reports that the "online retail market received a double dose of good news as merchants kicked-off the 2007 Holiday season. Purchase value of goods sold on Black Friday was up 83% and on Cyber Monday was up 80% year on year."


November 26, 2006

Online Retail Sales Increase 109% on Black Friday from 2005

Retail Decisions reports that online volumes surged 109% on a like for like basis on Black Friday. According to ReD, most online shoppers waited until the afternoon to begin their shopping. The peak shopping hour was between 3:00PM - 4:00PM and the peak shopping minute was 2:53PM.


September 30, 2006

Retail Decisions Taken Private

According to a Reuters report, Retail Decisions Plc said yesterday it had agreed to a $314 million cash offer from RD Card Ltd, a private firm set up by Palamon Capital Partners.

July 07, 2006

Wright Express Bidding For Retail Decisions?

Ben Harrington reports for the UK's Daily Telegraph on reports that Wright Express has entered the bidding to acquire Retail Decisions. Harrington also reports that Comdata and FleetCor as well as a private equity firm may be among other potential bidders for Retail Decisions.

July 05, 2006

Retail Decisions In Play

According to a statement released yesterday, Retail Decisions says that "it has received an increased indicative proposal which may or may not lead to an offer being made to purchase the entire share capital of the Company. The Company has also received a number of other unsolicited approaches from third parties. In view of these events, the Board of Retail Decisions has concluded that it should engage in discussions with bona fide potential offerors in order to assess if an acceptable offer will be forthcoming."

March 22, 2006

First Data, Retail Decisions To Offer Card-Not-Present Fraud Solutions

First Data Corp. has announced an affiliation with Retail Decisions to provide an enhanced fraud detection solution for First Data's global online merchants.


January 05, 2005

Retail Decisions Announces Patent Re-Examination Decision

Retail Decisions (ReD) has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has stated that it will re-examine the granting of US patent 6,029,154 that is the subject of an infringement claim by CyberSource against Retail Decisions.

The USPTO’s decision is in response to a re-examination request submitted by ReD, following the discovery (by ReD) of “prior art” that pre-dates the Cybersource patent.

US Patent 6,029,154, titled "Method and system for detecting fraud in a credit card transaction over the internet", was filed by inventor John Pettitt on July 28, 1997 and issued on February 22, 2000.

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