Payments Views


Chasing the E-Invoicing Dream: New Glenbrook Research

Companies of all sizes have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, yet recent IAPP-TAWPI and Glenbrook research reveals that e-invoicing benefits remain elusive. Semantics Electronic invoicing, or e-invoicing, means different things to different people, and much depends on the context. There are solutions that cater to accounts receivable, focused on enabling efficient creation and delivery […]


Payment Geek Meet Up at Menlo Park 7-Eleven

Yesterday Consult Hyperion’s Dave Birch paid a visit to Glenbrook World HQ here in Menlo Park. We talked payments, consulting, emerging markets, and blogging. But the highlight was our test of his UK issued contactless payment sticker at the 7-Eleven next to our office. It worked! You have to be a hardcore contactless geek to understand […]

Carol Coye Benson

Glenbrook at NACHA Payments 2010 in Seattle, April 25-28

Are you planning to attend NACHA Payments 2010 in Seattle April 25-28? If so, let us know. Glenbrook will be there. Erin McCune and Russ Jones are speaking on the emerging world of social payments and the B2B cash payment challenges. Carol Coye Benson and Jay DeWitt will be meeting with vendors and industry leaders. […]

B2B Payments

Payments Views 2009: Most Popular Posts and Recurring Themes

Glenbrook launched this Payments Views blog back in February as a place to debate and discuss the Payments News of the day. We’re thrilled with your participation in the comments and pleased with the steadily climbing traffic. Looking back over the past year, seven popular topics and recurring themes stand out:


Office Hours

Today, I tried an experiment – holding office hours. Isn’t that such a throwback to your old college days? Several folks have asked about how it went – so here’s a brief summary. Turns out it was good fun – and hopefully this also proves to be productive for Glenbrook in terms of future business. […]

Allen Weinberg

Glenbrook on Emerging Payments and Many Other Topics (Need a Speaker?)

A little shameless Glenbrook promotion, forgive us. Today our partner Allen Weinberg spoke at the San Francisco Treasury Management Association (the local AFP) monthly lunch about emerging payments: PayPal, Amazon, Google Checkout, and many, many more start-ups nipping at their heels.  The crowd – half bankers and half corporate cash managers/treasury professionals – loved it. […]

Carol Coye Benson

Glenbrook’s Payments Systems and Domains Analysis

Each year, Glenbrook attempts the impossible – to create a simple table showing U.S. payments system volumes, by both “amount” (dollar value) and “count” (number of transactions) – all mapped to payments domains. We use the term “domain” to refer to the purpose of the payment – so that purchases at the point of sale, […]

B2B Payments

Key Take-aways from Glenbrook’s B2B Payments Workshop in NYC Last Week

Last week Glenbrook conducted an “Opportunities in B2B  Payments” workshop in New York City.  Erin McCune and I led the workshop, which was attended by product strategists from card networks, NACHA, The Clearing House, major banks, processors, software and service providers and payments start-up companies.  The group had significant experience in B2B payments and shared […]


Glenbrook Web 2.0 Survey Results

We’ve tabulated the results of last week’s Web 2.0 survey – if you haven’t taken it, don’t worry you still can; we re-opened the survey and the link is here. (We’ll update our results in another week or so, once a sizeable number of new responses are in.) Summary The Glenbrook community embraces Web 2.0. […]


Please Take Our Web 2.0 Survey

My partner Scott Loftesness and I are teaching  a workshop on Web 2.0 and Financial Services this coming Thursday, March 19th. In preparation, we’d like to gauge the level of Web 2.0 participation in the Glenbrook community. There are only two questions and it won’t take more than 2 minutes of your time (if that). […]