Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley is an analyst of the payments industry on a daily basis for 32 years covering payment cards and payment systems from both the business side and the consumer side. McKinley is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. In his prior position, McKinley has participated in more than 10,000 documented news media interviews, testified as an expert witness in two separate $billion+ U.S. anti-trust trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, assisted the GAO with paymentsIMG_2006 (1).jpeg reports, chaired numerous business conferences and provided C-Suite opinion to a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. In retirement, he has continued developing and funding digital media assets as well as contributing payments related analysis/content to a broad list of online publishers, including CardFlash, CardTrak and CardData. McKinley is also a national certified mentor with the non-profit SCORE organization with a focus on assisting Fintech startups. www.robert-mckinley.com

Merchant Link Releases EMV for Oracle Merchants

Merchant Link Releases EMV for Oracle Merchants

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MD-based Merchant Link as launched EMV for Oracle Hospitality’s Restaurant iPOS Suite, including 3700, 9700, Simphony 1, and Simphony 2. Out of the lab and into pilot and production, Merchant Link has released EMV for Oracle merchants. Merchant Link provides a comprehensive security suite of products, including tokenization, point-to-point encryption, and…

Aeroméxico to Deploy NCR’s TouchPort 120 Kiosks

Aeroméxico to Deploy NCR’s TouchPort 120 Kiosks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NCR is providing TouchPort 120 SelfServ kiosks to Aeroméxico, the largest airline in Mexico, to help expedite the airline’s check-in process and provide customers a convenient alternative to service counter transactions. Aeromexico passengers will be able to check-in, choose and upgrade their seats, check bags, and purchase in-flight commodities such as…

Payment Savvy Puts a New Twist Into Payment Processing

Payment Savvy Puts a New Twist Into Payment Processing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Payment Savvy has unveiled a new “convenience fee solution” that includes free payment processing. The new convenience fee payment processing will allow clients to accept credit and debit cards as well as electronic checks at no cost. This new service will be especially useful for billing companies and account receivables businesses.…

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Payoneer has completed its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Armor Payments, the only licensed business-to-business payments provider offering Escrow-as-a-Service (EaaS).   The acquisition will enable buyers and sellers, whether transacting directly or through B2B marketplaces, to reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with high-value B2B purchases by making secure, online escrow payments…

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FleetCor Technologies has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Serviços e Tecnologia de Pagamentos (STP), from a shareholder group including concessionaires CCR and Arteris, Raizen Combustiveis (a joint venture between Shell and Cosan), and others, for approximately $1.05 billion. STP, which operates under the brand Sem Parar, is Brazil’s leading electronic…

Chinese Outbound Trips to Top Global Market

Chinese Outbound Trips to Top Global Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research shows 90 million outbound trips will be made by Chinese residents in 2020, representing an impressive average growth rate of 13% per annum over the past two decades. By 2030, this number is expected to reach almost 126 million, making China the largest outbound market overtaking the US, Germany,…

Square 4Q/15 GPV Explodes but Transaction Revenue Slips

Square 4Q/15 GPV Explodes but Transaction Revenue Slips

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Square reports 4Q/15 Gross Payment Volume (GPV) increased 47% year over year to $10.2 billion. Adjusted Revenue was $135 million, up 64% year over year, while total net revenue was $374 million, up 49% year over year. Software and Data Products revenue was $22 million, up 52% sequentially from $15 million…

Kount Ankles Hertz, NCR, Western Union Director to Board

Kount Ankles Hertz, NCR, Western Union Director to Board

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ID-based Kount, an innovator of solutions for fraud and risk management, has ankled Linda Fayne Levinson for its Board of Directors. The development comes on the heels of an $80 million investment made by the CVC Growth Fund in December. Levinson brings extensive board and business experience, along with a deep…

Technavio Discovers 4 Emerging PoS Software Trends

Technavio Discovers 4 Emerging PoS Software Trends

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Technavio’s latest report on the global PoS software market reveals the top four emerging trends influencing the global PoS software market. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Technavio announces top four emerging trends…

All Things Bitcoin is the Newest & Hottest eCommerce Store

All Things Bitcoin is the Newest & Hottest eCommerce Store

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With the launch of a new eCommerce store, All Things Bitcoin, buyers can peruse through a wide range of bitcoin t-shirts, clothing, and other bitcoin gifts. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that is revolutionizing technology in the financial and middle-men markets. It is used to as a currency purchase a…

eMazzanti Technologies Warns of DROWN Syndrome

eMazzanti Technologies Warns of DROWN Syndrome

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NYC-based eMazzanti Technologies issued a security warning regarding a threat to encrypted server traffic which is usually considered to be secure. Any data exchanged with vulnerable servers is at risk. The vulnerability, called DROWN, was discovered by an international team of researchers and made public by the Department of Homeland Security,…