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

Payment Cards Drive Economic Growth Globally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new study has found the increased use of electronic payment products, including credit, debit and prepaid cards, added $296B to GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18% per year. The Visa 2016 study of 70 countries, conducted by Moody’s Analytics, also found real…

Payment Cards Drive Economic Growth Globally

Payment Cards Drive Economic Growth Globally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new study has found the increased use of electronic payment products, including credit, debit and prepaid cards, added $296B to GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18% per year. The Visa 2016 study of 70 countries, conducted by Moody’s Analytics, also found real…

Other: USAT; SWIPELY; NEXONIA; HEARTLAND

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Other News: USAT (Rawls); SWIPELY (Upserve); NEXONIA (Amadeus); and HEARTLAND (Best 401k). USAT – USA Technologies has added Rawls Distributing Company, a Canteen franchise, to its growing list of ePort Connect customers committing to a fully connected operation. SWIPELY – Data analytics company Swipely, which manages over 11 million meals per…

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FTC to Examine Credit Card Data Security Auditing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to nine companies requiring them to provide the agency with information on how they conduct assessments of companies to measure their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). PCI DSS audits are required by the major payment card issuing companies…

PayVisors intros Hosted Payment Gateway Solution

PayVisors intros Hosted Payment Gateway Solution

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayVisors has unleashed its most advanced white label payment gateway as a hosted service for credit card and ACH processing. PayVisors hosted gateway solution will utilize United Thinkers’ UniPay Payment Management Platform to enable clients to meet all of their payment management goals. UniPay is currently used by payment facilitators, software…

FIs to Offer Immediate Access to Check Deposits

FIs to Offer Immediate Access to Check Deposits

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Fiserv is now enabling financial institutions to offer their customers immediate access to funds from checks deposited through a teller, a mobile device or an ATM. The solution utilizes a patented decision engine to help determine funds availability, while providing protection against return losses and greatly improving the customer experience. Fiserv-commissioned…

ExxonMobile Speedpass+ App Offers More Pay Options

ExxonMobile Speedpass+ App Offers More Pay Options

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ExxonMobil has gone beyond Apple Pay with the introduction of the Speedpass+mobile app for use at more than 6,000 stations. The app enables customers to authorize a pump for payment securely through the use of cloud-based technology. Customers have the option to select Apple Pay as a default form of payment…

CardFlight and Stripe Enable EMV Payments Within mApps

CardFlight and Stripe Enable EMV Payments Within mApps

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlight has a new integration with Stripe to empower developers to accept EMV chip card payments from within their own mobile applications.  CardFlight will make available mobile card readers that support EMV chip card and swiped magnetic stripe payments to Stripe merchants and developers. CardFlight’s offering includes software developer kits for…

PayPal TPV and Profits Soar in 4Q/15; Margin Slips

PayPal TPV and Profits Soar in 4Q/15; Margin Slips

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total payment volume (TPV) for PayPal grew 23.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). However, the transaction margin declined 240 basis points (bps) in the quarter, compared to 4Q/14. Transaction revenues for 4Q/15 increased 15.3% YOY to $2.26 billion, compared to $1.98 billion in 3Q/15 and $1.97 billion in 4Q/14.…

Other: HYPERWALLET; CASHNET; CHECKALT; MEMBER SOLUTIONS

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] SUMMARY – HYPERWALLET (execs); CASHNET (Higher One); CHECKALT (award); and MEMBER SOLUTIONS (anniversary). HYPERWALLET – Hyperwallet announced the hire of two new senior team members. Tomas Likar will become Hyperwallet’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and Daniel Berardo joins as Vice President of People. CASHNET – Higher One, a…

Finetics Studio Releases B2B and Blockchain Video

Finetics Studio Releases B2B and Blockchain Video

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Bancorp has released its next Finetics Studio interview series: “Innovation in B2B and Blockchain.” The latest video features Rene Lacerte, CEO and Founder, Bill.com; Chris Byrd, Executive Vice President–Healthcare Operations Officer, Evolution1; and Steve Kirsch, CEO, Token. Filmed from the Money20/20 show floor, the exclusive interviews cover innovations in business-to-business…