Payments Systems in the U.S. - Second Edition

A Guide for the Payments Professional

Jan 21, 2014, 15:30 ET from Glenbrook Partners

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenbrook Partners, a leading payments industry consulting, research, and education firm, announced today the publication of the second edition of its best selling book, "Payments Systems in the U.S."  Updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, Glenbrook's book, described by many as "the new Bible for the Payments Industry", provides a succinct and entertaining view of payments in the United States.

"The book provides a comprehensive, unbiased, and lively description of the industry", says Carol Coye Benson, co-author and founding partner at Glenbrook. "It covers what payments systems are and how they work – providing insight into the marketing, economics, operations, technology, risk management and regulatory aspects of each system."

"Like the first edition, the second edition is the companion to our highly popular Payments Boot Camp workshop", says Scott Loftesness, co-author and founding partner at Glenbrook. "The second edition adds the perspectives of consumers and merchants - the key users of payments systems, as well as that of many payment providers – the networks, banks, processors and service providers."

The best-selling first edition of "Payments Systems in the U.S." has been used by many of Glenbrook's clients as a core element of internal training programs. Reviews of the first edition include these remarks:

"Without question, the best overview of the payments industry."

"The book provides a high level framework of payments systems information that can easily be used as a basis for deeper payments systems learning, and is written with the type of no-nonsense approach that any busy professional will appreciate."

"Without doubt, this is the best book available on the U.S. payments systems today."

"A must-have reference tool."

"Payments Systems in the U.S. - Second Edition" is available for order on and as an iBook at the iTunes store. Glenbrook clients may place bulk orders for the book, at a discount, directly with Glenbrook by contacting

Registrants to Glenbrook's Payments Boot Camp also get a copy of the book when they attend the two-day educational workshop.

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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