Book Number 1: Payments Systems in the US
The first book we'll read is Payments Systems in the US: A Guide For the Payments Professional (affectionately referred to the Glenbrook book) by Carol Cove Benson, Scott Lofesness, and Russ Jones.
Why the Glenbrook Book?
The Glenbrook book is the gold standard of fintech books - it has been recommended to me countless times. Many fintech companies give a copy of this book to every new hire as required reading to understand the ecosystem.