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

NFCC Weddings

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Summer may be a big season for weddings, but a recent online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling© (NFCC©) revealed that many believe smaller is better when it comes to the cost of the celebration. Among those responding, 65% felt that it would be best to have an affordable…

Fiserv + PBC CU

Fiserv, Inc. announced that PBC Credit Union, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, has expanded its long-term relationship with Fiserv, upgrading its DataSafe® account processing platform and adding integrated digital solutions to enhance member services. The credit union added Mobiliti™ for mobile banking, Loancierge® for Credit Unions for automated lending, Wisdom™: Accounting for comprehensive accounting and Wisdom: 5300 Call Report Assistant for call report functionality.

ATMIA

The ATM Industry Association has published a new study on recent global cash demand which shows that cash demand is increasing more than three times faster than worldwide economic growth rates. The study looked at year-on-year growth in currency in circulation in a range of 30 countries in advanced and developing economies over a 5 year period from 2009-2013.

AFCU Scholarships

America First Credit Union recently donated $2,000 in scholarships to two students during the American Legion Utah Boys State summer youth camp at Weber State University. Recipients Tyler Evans from Duchesne High School and Carter Whitby from the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES) each received $1,000 in scholarship funds for use at a Utah college or university of their choice.

Quetzal POS + POS SuperStore

POS SuperStore is pleased to announce they have become a strategic reseller for Quetzal POS for the U.S. market. Together with the Card Connect Payment Gateway, POS Superstore now provides its customers a fully integrated payment system with the Quetzal POS Apple iPad/IBM Cloud solution. This reseller agreement will enhance POS Superstore’s offering to small and medium sized shoe and clothing retailers with a seamless integrated solution for managing retail operations, staffing, inventory, and payment processing.