Using a powerful examination of the challenge of online and mobile checkout, Glenbrook's Russ Jones takes us for a deep dive into Visa Checkout, comparing it to PayPal and other methods of making the ecommerce experience slippery.

At Checkout's announcement in mid-July, Visa promised to support the initiative with significant advertising. One ad has been viewed by 9 million times on YouTube and anyone with a passing interest in Sunday football has seen spots educating viewers on Checkout's speed and availability.

 

 

Direct download: EP_6_Russ_and_Visa_Checkout_COMP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Come back for Bryan Derman's wrap-up on FinovateFall 2014. From banking technology vendors to SMB lending and some very interesting security and biometric apps.  Take a listen to his report here and via iTunes.  Just search for Payments on Fire.

Direct download: EP_5_FFall_2014_COMP.mp3
Category:Payments on Fire -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Finovate has become the leading opportunity for new companies and long term players in financial technology to strut their stuff.  But not all of us can attend the conference and not all of us have the long term view that Glenbrook's Bryan Derman brings to the show.  Take a listen to his take on Day 1 of the event.  And come back tomorrow for his take on Day 2. 

Direct download: EP_4_Finovate_Day_1_COMP.mp3
Category:Payments on Fire -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Want to know more about SEPA and the new SEPA for cards initiative?  Thinking about opportunities in the EU?  Need to understand how payments work in Europe and how they vary country to country?

Well, to get started, take a listen to this podcast conversation between Elizabeth McQuerry, Glenbrook's international payments maven, and Manfred Schuck of Schuck Consulting from Frankfurt. 

Then, if you need more understanding, join them October 9 in Mountain View, CA for their Payments in Europe Insight workshop. Visit www.glenbrook.com for more.

Direct download: Payments_in_Europe_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

In this Payments on Fire podcast, Russ Jones and I discuss last week's Apple Pay announcement and how it fits with and compares to other checkout approaches.  

We begin looking at Apple Pay and Visa Checkout from the perspective of the checkout process because that's what they are, ways to optimize checkout. We talk about how both will evolve over time.

We then dive into what we know about Apple Pay and discuss and what's most exciting about Apple Pay (it's not NFC).

In our next Payments on Fire podcast, Russ takes a deeper dive into Visa Checkout.  So, come back for that next week.

This week's Glenbrook links of note:

Direct download: Episode_2_-_Russ_and_Apple_Pay_mixdown.mp3
Category:Payments on Fire -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Welcome to Glenbrook's first Payments on Fire podcast.

This conversation between Glenbrook's founding partner Scott Loftesness, Terence Spies, CTO of Voltage Security, and Glenbrook's George Peabody is about virtual currencies.  It's a discussion about Bitcoin, other math-based currencies and approaches like Ethereum, Nxt, and more.  

We're calling Glenbrook's podcast series Payments on Fire because, well, payments are hot and the payments industry finds itself in some hot water. Between investor, entrepreneur and hacker interests, payments is the place to be.

My Glenbrook partner Elizabeth McQuerry will join me as co-host on this series soon. Looking ahead, Payments on Fire will cover all things payments. You'll hear interviews with payments participants about their offerings, conversations with members of the Glenbrook team and guests on recent events and news as well as discussions on the larger themes of faster payments in the US, payments security, and more. So, please plan on coming back to hear more.  It's not just about Bitcoin. 

But before we leave that topic, we are running our second annual bitcoin and payments survey right now.  So, please, check it out and let us know what you think. You'll find the link at our blog site, paymentsviews.com and here.

 

Direct download: ScottTerenceGeorgeAudio_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EST

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