Payments Views

Carol Coye Benson

It’s A Decoupled World

I had the great good fortune on Tuesday to sit in on the first day of the annual conference of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion. IMTFI is housed at U.C. Irvine and led by anthropologist Bill Maurer. The mission is to support research on money and technology among the world’s poorest people: […]

Carol Coye Benson

Micro Merchants: P2P Squared?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunities around helping micro merchants accept electronic payments. You know, your basic nanny/gardner/hot dog vendor/flea market vendor scenario. There are two competing emerging-payments approaches to this market. One is mobile card acceptance, as evidenced by Square, Intuit GoPayment, and many others. In this model, which “rides the card […]

ACH

That’s More Like It: NACHA Proposes Same Day ACH

NACHA, the ACH rule-making body that has often seemed like a rabbit among the lions, has stepped out aggressively with a request for comment on a proposed “Same Day ACH” service. As a long time admirer of the U.K.’s “Faster Payment” system (roughly analogous), I am delighted to see the prospect of a similar service […]

Bank of America

It’s About Time: clearXchange and Bank P2P

I’ve been inundated with messages and calls from friends in the industry – including many Payments Boot Camp alumni – asking for an opinion on the significance of clearXchange, the P2P service announced recently by a collaboration of Wells Fargo, BofA, and JPMorgan Chase. I spoke on Friday with Mike Kennedy, head of Wells Fargo’s […]

B2B

“Working the Connections” A Look at SunGard’s PayNetExchange

Glenbrook Partners Erin McCune and Carol Coye Benson are on a mission to discover if the long-awaited  “tipping point” in B2B payments, signaling a world in which electronic payments are the norm, has finally arrived.  In pursuit of this, we’ll be interviewing solution providers over the coming months – let us know if you’d like to talk […]

B2B Payments

“Show Me the Money” – The Intuit PaymentNetwork

Glenbrook Partners Erin McCune and Carol Coye Benson are on a mission to discover if the long-awaited “tipping point” in B2B payments, signalling a world in which electronic payments are the norm, has finally arrived.  We’ll be interviewing solution providers over the coming months – let us know if you’d like to talk to us. Interested in […]

Banking

The Durbin Rules – Quick Takes on Impact by Domains and Players

At Glenbrook, we think (and teach!) about the payments industry by domains (the purpose of the payment) and players (users and providers). Our quick take on the impact of yesterday’s proposed rules on each is below. One general assumption I’ve made here is that the gap between debit interchange from big banks, and from smaller […]

Contactless

Your Views on Contactless POS Deployments in the USA?

We’re looking for some impressions – from those of you “in the know” and from those of you who are just observant – about the state of contactless reader deployment at merchants in the USA. Below is a quick survey – we’d appreciate you giving us your opinions! If you’d like to receive the final […]