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

Aila Intros iPad and iPod POS Interactive Kiosks

Aila Intros iPad and iPod POS Interactive Kiosks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MA-based Aila Technologies has unveiled a new iPad Pro-based Interactive Kiosk for in-store retail shoppers and an iPod Touch 6-based handheld device for sales associates. Aila’s Interactive Kiosks and Mobile Imagers feature the company’s TrueScan technology, which delivers clear, reliable scanning without the bulk of traditional scanners, giving Aila’s products the…

MasterCard Now Offered by All Major Canadian Banks

MasterCard Now Offered by All Major Canadian Banks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Next week MasterCard will become the only payment network in Canada to be offered by all major financial institutions. Desjardins, a Visa issuer, is adding two MasterCards for the first time. On January 18, 2016, Desjardins will begin issuing MasterCard credit cards. Desjardins currently has a portfolio of over 5.5 million…

Member Solutions Overhauls its myVolo POS Module

Member Solutions Overhauls its myVolo POS Module

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PA-based Member Solutions is rolling-out a brand-new Point of Sale (POS) module for its myVolo online business management software. Member Solutions provides full-service membership billing, payment processing, business management software and advisory services for Martial Arts, Fitness and Health-related businesses. The release features an overhauled POS interface — bringing a completely…

IBM Acquires a Real-Time Payment Fraud Analytics Engine

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] IBM has acquired a German company specializing in real-time analytics to help combat payment fraud. IRIS Analytics provides a real-time fraud analytics engine that leverages machine learning to generate rapid anti-fraud models while also supporting the creation and modification of ad-hoc models, proven successful on various sized payment platforms. Acting as…

Eurowag Picks Up a U.S. Minority Owner

Eurowag Picks Up a U.S. Minority Owner

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Prague-based W.A.G. payment solutions, a/k/a Eurowag has picked up an investment from Houston-based TA Associates to become a minority owner. Serving international trucking companies, small haulers and operators of delivery and personal vehicle fleets, Eurowag offers a portfolio of cards for vehicle fueling, as well as toll payment solutions that provide…

Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlash.com Breaking News: INTERNAP (PCI); CALE (exec); TRANSFIRST (Bank Mutual); and INCOMM (Switch). INTERNAP –  Internap announced the company’s managed hosting and colocation services meet the compliance requirements for PCI DSS v.3.1, the latest security standard from the PCI Council. As one of the first infrastructure providers to meet PCI’s updated…

Chase Credit Card Portfolio Continues to Weaken in 4Q

Chase Credit Card Portfolio Continues to Weaken in 4Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Chase, the nation’s largest bank credit card issuer, continues to struggle with real growth as fourth quarter (4Q/15) outstandings were flat year-on-year (YOY) and purchase dollar volume (PDV) posted a weak growth rate of 5.8%. ARTICLE: Chase, the nation’s largest bank credit card issuer, continues to struggle with real growth as…

PayPal Ankles Xapo CEO Wences Casares for its Board

PayPal Ankles Xapo CEO Wences Casares for its Board

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal has increased its Board to nine members with the addition of the CEO of Xapo, Wences Casares. Casares will serve on PayPal’s Compensation Committee. Casares is the founder and CEO of Xapo, a company that provides the tools people need to purchase bitcoins and then manage them through an easy-to-use…

Retail Realm Integrates the Cayan Genius Platform

Retail Realm Integrates the Cayan Genius Platform

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Retail Realm is integrating with Cayan’s Genius Platform, a cloud-based payments solution that mitigates the business challenges associated with integrating payment to the point-of-sale (POS). The new integration will enable Microsoft Dynamics partners to offset security concerns, offer a completely EMV-compliant system, enable additional payment types, and create a more engaging…

Adyen Brings its Omnichannel POS Solution to the U.S.

Adyen Brings its Omnichannel POS Solution to the U.S.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Amsterdam-based Adyen is making its point of sale solution available in the U.S. The POS solution is geared for omnichannel businesses. As the only truly omnichannel payments platform connecting e-commerce and point of sale terminals in a single dashboard, Adyen enables merchants to grow revenue through delivering a wide range of…

Dashlane 4 Offers Redesigned PW/ID Management System

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Dashlane 4 has arrived with a completely redesigned password and identity management solution simplified for a more intuitive user experience on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Additionally, DashIQ, the company’s proprietary semantic analysis engine, further enhances Dashlane 4’s performance with translated and localized native language functionality in five new languages…

Verifone to Unveil Microsoft Dynamics E2E Solutions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Verifone is set to provide comprehensive EMV-ready Payment as a Service solutions certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and Commerce solutions. In addition to Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, merchants are challenged by the expensive and time consuming process of certifying their point of sale (POS) software with processors in…