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

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487 Consulting Services Signs on to SAP AribaPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] 487 Consulting Services has signed on to AribaPay. An innovative service offered by SAP Ariba as part of its comprehensive financial supply chain management solutions, AribaPay automates payments between companies. And using it, 487 Consulting Services is able to receive and reconcile payments more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Despite…

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UK Post Office Launches New MoneyGram Plus Card

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MoneyGram and the UK Post Office have introduced a new “MoneyGram Plus” card program to enhance the customer experience, saving time and making transactions even more convenient. “MoneyGram Plus” allows both the sender and receiver information to be stored in the MoneyGram system, thereby simplifying the process for repeat transactions. MoneyGram…

Breaking News: I2C, COF, TELENOR and BILLTRUST

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Breaking News: I2C (TIS); COF (Helzberg); TELENOR (wallet); and BILLTRUST (C-TABS). I2C — i2c, a provider of smarter payments and integrated commerce solutions, and TIS, a payments solution provider supporting the end-to-end IT needs of banks and card issuers in Japan and Asia, inked a strategic partnership to standardize prepaid payment solutions…

US Bank Offers C2C Payments via clearXchange Network

US Bank Offers C2C Payments via clearXchange Network

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Bank is enabling its customers to send money to and request payment from anyone across the country with an option for those funds to be available in real time as U.S. Bank goes live on the clearXchange network. The new service requires only an email address or mobile phone number…

AmEx & CFO Survey Worldwide Finance Executives

AmEx & CFO Survey Worldwide Finance Executives

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] While U.S. finance executives are less optimistic than last year, their confidence in the U.S. economy remains above the global average of 65%. According to a new survey from American Express and CFO Research, 75% of U.S. finance executives report that their companies’ revenues are higher now than a year ago,…

ACI Revenue Up 7% in 4Q/15

ACI Revenue Up 7% in 4Q/15

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FL-based ACI Worldwide reported organic revenue was up 7% in 4Q/15 and 3% for the year, (FX adjusted). Total sales bookings up 14% in the fourth quarter and 19% for the year, (FX adjusted). Net new sales bookings (SNET) up 10% in 4Q/15 and 8% for the year (FX adjusted). Also…

MasterCard Buddies with Parsons School of Design

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard is teaming up with The New School’s Parsons School of Design to bring a forward-thinking, design-led approach to payments technology. In a Fashion and Design Hack sponsored by the two organizations, teams of students will compete to develop solutions and build prototypes for connected commerce by embedding payments functionality into…

Cardlytics Platform Solutions Now Available

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cardlytics Platform Solutions has been released to help marketers identify, reach and influence likely buyers at scale, and measure the sales impact of marketing campaigns using insights from purchase data. Cardlytics Platform Solutions make the company’s first-party purchase intelligence – based on debit, credit and bill pay transactions – available through…

LaunchKey to Develop Next Gen Authentication

LaunchKey to Develop Next Gen Authentication

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard have asked LaunchKey, a mobile authentication platform, to develop and test ways to employ their next-generation authentication within the growing consumer financial services sector. As part of this partnership, LaunchKey has been selected to participate in the fourth class of Commerce.Innovated., a bi-annual virtual accelerator limited…

Perk.com Inks a Partnership with Thumbstar Games

Perk.com Inks a Partnership with Thumbstar Games

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Perk.com has inked a partnership with Thumbstar Games, a digital developer, distributor and publisher of mobile games. Perk has partnered with Thumbstar Games in the launch of their app, Learn2Fly, which will include Perk’s Appsaholic Rewarded Moments SDK, a highly customizable software development kit that leverages Perk’s rewards platform to retain,…

HyperWallet & MoneyGram Expand Relationship

HyperWallet & MoneyGram Expand Relationship

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Hyperwallet and MoneyGram are expanding their partnership via Hyperwallet’s new, comprehensive API integration. Users will be able to pick up their earnings at thousands of worldwide MoneyGram locations within just minutes of submitting their request. Hyperwallet’s relationship with MoneyGram began in early 2015. The partnership enables users of the Hyperwallet platform…

Thales Intros nShield XC & Gobbles Up Vormetric Data Security

Thales Intros nShield XC & Gobbles Up Vormetric Data Security

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Thales has launched nShield XC which delivers the high assurance crypto processing demanded by high volume PKI deployments and service providers required to build trust and control across large-scale distributed systems. Thales also recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vormetric Data Security, strengthening our trust management strategy with the addition…