Archives for May 2009

Retail Payments: the role of central banks

On May 25, 2009 in Frankfurt, Thomas M. Hoenig (President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City) gave a brief speech entitled The Future of Retail Banking and Payments – Developers in Global Markets: The Role of Central Banks. You can… continue reading »

H.R. 627: a discussion of commodity (part 3)

This is part 3 of a 3 part series…Part one and part two are linked for your convenience. On Friday I discussed the paid advertisements that appear when searching for the term “accept credit cards” via Google. Prior to delving… continue reading »

H.R. 627: a discussion of commodity (part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part one is located here. As a brief administrative note. It is worth mentioning that H.R. 627, the “Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights Act of 2009”, has been signed by the… continue reading »

Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2009: a discussion of commodity

NOTE: This will be first in a 3 part series on this topic. * As is my want, reading the extensive online analysis of H.R. 627 has caused my brain to wander off in strange tangential directions. This post started… continue reading »

Industry Myths: a thought exercise

Let us begin with a bit of housekeeping… The blog post that prompted the missive below was originally posted on the Catalyst Code blog and is entitled Credit Cards Don’t Make People Spend More. Some of you won’t be surprised… continue reading »

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