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March 27, 2014

Headline News from - March 27, 2014

On the Web:

  • Putin warns West against curbing use of payment systems in Russia - Reuters - "President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Thursday that curbing Russians' use of payment systems based in the United States and Europe would backfire..."
  • Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail - "While the service has been available since last summer to anyone who had a Google Wallet account or had already been sent money via Gmail, Google now seems to be starting to push it out to the broader public."
  • The Fierce Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin - Wired - "Meanwhile, some of the new entrants to the bitcoin universe—venture capitalists and entrepreneurs—have a much different vision. They see bitcoin as something more practical: a hyperefficient online transaction system like Visa, but cheaper, faster, and more flexible."
  • Wal-Mart sues Visa over interchange fees - City Wire - "The suit claims that Visa raised interchange fees by 234% between 1998 to 2006. The complaint also alleges Visa’s anticompetitive conduct generated more than $350 billion in interchange fees for the colluding issuers during the damages period ..."
  • Target, Visa Say Fraud Limited in Wake of Data Breach - Wall St. Journal - "Target Corp. said it has seen relatively little fraudulent activity on its cards following a massive data breach over the holidays..."
  • Despite Challenges, Bitcoin Technology is Here to Stay - CoinDesk - "Governments must beware of being too heavy-handed with bitcoin, he said. If not, they run the risk not only of pushing bitcoin activity into other countries, but also giving rise to more secretive technologies."

On the Wires:

  • TSYS Signs Payments Agreement with Virgin Money - Kelley Knutson, executive vice president of TSYS’ International Services segment, said, "We will help to ensure Virgin Money’s efforts to grow their cards business are successful by combining our experience in international markets with the strength of the Virgin brand."
  • Businesses Deposit $1 Billion Through Wells Fargo Mobile App - "Wells Fargo & Company – the first major U.S. bank to offer mobile services for corporate and commercial customers – today said that businesses have made more than $1 billion in mobile deposits through its CEO Mobile® Deposit service."
  • VeriFone Welcomes New Member to Board of Directors - "VeriFone Systems, Inc. today announced that Richard A. McGinn will leave the board and be replaced by long-time retail and consumer financial services veteran Jane J. Thompson, effective immediately."

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November 15, 2013

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September 26, 2013

Headline News from - September 26, 2013

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  • WorldPay US Announces Purchase of Century Payments - “The acquisition of Century Payments is a vital milestone in our continued US growth strategy,” said Tony Catalfano, CEO of WorldPay US.
  • Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group buy IdenTrust - "IdenTrust’s experience and expertise in providing identity management for many of the world’s largest banks, its role as a major identity provider to the US Federal and State Governments, and its growing emergence as an identity solution for the corporate sector make it the perfect company for us to invest in."

Updates from Glenbrook:

  • 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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August 12, 2013

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June 03, 2013

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May 28, 2013

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May 22, 2013

Headline News - May 22, 2013

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April 30, 2013

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May 26, 2011

Glenbrook Adds Russia to eCommerce Market Analysis Series

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Glenbrook has expanded its series of eCommerce Market Analysis Reports with a new profile of the market in Russia.

These reports are designed to help U.S. companies better understand eCommerce markets around the world — what local acceptance practices make each unique, what payment options are necessary to reach a critical mass of online buyers, and which payment providers can assist with market entry.

This new report complement our existing analysis of the eCommerce markets in China, India, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, and Poland. Let us know if you have questions or are interest in discounted, multi-report pricing.

April 27, 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.

January 20, 2011

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November 22, 2010

April 15, 2008

Equifax to Enter Russia through Investment

Equifax has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 28 percent equity stake in Global Payments Credit Services LLC (GPCS), a credit information company in Russia, from Global Payments Europe, s.r.o., a subsidiary of Global Payments Inc., and Home Credit and Finance Bank of Russia (Home Credit). READ MORE »

March 25, 2008

EMEA POS Grows While U.S. Slows

The IHL Group has released a new study finding that 'the PC-based electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) market in Europe/Middle East/Africa experienced a 4 percent shipment increase in 2007 and continues to show strong growth potential in 2008. Taking advantage of normal cyclical upgrades in Western Europe and enjoying strong oil revenues in Russia and the Middle East, the region is poised to remain strong even while shipments slow in North America.'


February 05, 2008

SingPost to Offer Visa Money Transfer Service

Visa and Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) have announced that they will support the Visa Money Transfer remittance service from 51 designated post offices in Singapore enabling the transfer of money to to Visa cardholders in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United Kingdom. This is the first time Visa Money Transfer has been made available through a postal service provider.


January 31, 2008

Regulating Transformational Branchless Banking

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) has been examining the regulatory implications of new technologies in banking. According to the group, "basic, everyday financial services are out of reach for more than two billion people in developing countries. But the rapid growth of branchless banking - including mobile phone banking - is reducing the cost and expanding the availability of such services."


January 24, 2007

Online Nordic Banking Theft Stirs Talk of Russian Hacker

Andrew Kramer reports for the New York Times about a Russian hacker attack on Sweden's Nordea Bank's customers via a virus distributed via email. According to the report, "thieves using the program in Sweden defrauded 250 customers of Nordea’s online banking service over a period of 15 months."

June 20, 2005

Black Market in Stolen Credit Card Data Thrives on Internet

Tom Zeller Jr. reports for the New York Times in Tuesday's edition on the illicit trading in stolen credit card data that takes place on the Internet.

"There's so much to this," said Jim Melnick, a former Russian affairs analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency who is now the director of threat development at iDefense, a company in Reston, Va., that tracks cybercrime.

"The story that needs to be told is the larger, long-term threat to the American financial industry. It's a cancer. It's not going to kill you now, but slowly, over time."

Separately, Julie Creswell and Eric Dash reported that the nation's largest credit card issuers were still uncertain which customer accounts were affected by a computer security breach that MasterCard reported last Friday.

September 27, 2004

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