Payments Systems in the U.S. - New Book From Glenbrook Partners

A Guide for the Payments Professional

Oct 06, 2010, 15:50 ET from Glenbrook Partners

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenbrook Partners, a leading payments industry consulting, research, and education firm, announced today the publication of its first book, "Payments Systems in the U.S." Authored by Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson and Scott Loftesness, the book provides a thorough grounding in U.S. payments systems –– what they are, how they work, and how they are changing. The book is part of Glenbrook's Payments Essentials program of Payments Boot Camps, workshops, and webinars providing industry education for payments professionals.

Written in an informal, easy-to-read style, the book is essential reading for any payments professional - new to the industry or experienced - who wants a comprehensive, unbiased view of the U.S. payments industry.

"Understanding how the core systems of the payments industry work is essential if you want to assess the prospects for a new company, product, or technology," says Scott Loftesness, co-author and founding partner at Glenbrook. "The industry is subject to a fascinating mix of regulatory, economic, and technical forces, which combine in ways that occasionally produce abrupt change. Our work with clients is aimed at helping them understand these factors in order to develop successful strategies for new products and services."

"The book came out of the work we do at our popular Payments Boot Camp," says Carol Coye Benson, co-author and founding partner at Glenbrook. "Boot Camp attendees often say they want more of their colleagues to have access to the industry knowledge provided through the boot camps - this book will meet that need."

"We also wanted to write a book that was very readable and accessible for professionals," continues Carol. "The book is not meant to be an authoritative source for statistics, but rather a guide for understanding how payment systems work. Each chapter, for example, provides lists of where a reader can find additional sources of information."

"Payments Systems in the U.S." (Glenbrook Partners, $49.95) is now available for order on Glenbrook's Payments Education site ( and is also available through

About Glenbrook Partners

Glenbrook is a consulting, research, and education firm focused on the payments industry. The firm brings to its financial services and financial technology clients a unique combination of specialized skills in payments, many years of senior, hands-on experience, and a network of professional relationships. For more information, visit

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