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.

Apple Pay POS

Electronic Transfer, Inc. has been a Spokane Credit Card Processing company since 1989 and has always offered merchant accounts with the newest cutting edge technology with low pricing. With your Spokane Merchant Services, you can be equipped to accept the newest ” and one of the most secure ” methods of payment: Apple Pay. With Apple Pay, your customers can make secure purchases with one touch. No more swiping or signing. No more searching the wallet or purse for the credit card.

NetSuite Certified

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software delivering compliance solutions related to sales tax, VAT and other transactional taxes, today announced SuiteRetail Inc., a leading provider of Point-of-Sale solutions for retailers on NetSuite, has joined Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s…

MasterCard + QKR

For the first time in Latin America, MasterCard rolled out in Chile a digital payment and shopping technology present in world-class stadiums. Called Qkr!, the app is available for Android and iOS devices and was developed by the company internationally under the “quicker” concept to make online shopping faster. This technology provides customers with faster, more convenient and secure transactions at places such as sports stadiums so customers can skip lines altogether.

Asia Pacific Execs

MasterCard announced the appointment of two Co-Presidents for the Asia/Pacific region – Ling Hai and Ari Sarker; as well the creation of two sub-regions – North East Asia and Australasia (NEAA) and South East Asia and South Asia (SEASA). The new sub-regions are in recognition of the growing importance of Asia/Pacific as a whole as it houses two of the region’s biggest markets – China and India – and reflects a more focused approach for these diverse markets.

AZPay + Snapcard

Bitcoin payment processor Snapcard Inc. announced its partnership with São Paulo-based payment gateway AZPay, allowing hundreds of merchants worldwide to accept bitcoin payments and receive instant settlements in the digital currency. Merchants using AZPay’s payment gateway platform can now accept bitcoin with a simple click of a button.

TMGFS Executive

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Top 70 credit card agent issuer TMG Financial Services (TMGFS) today announced the hiring of Matt Oakley as chief marketing officer (CMO). A seasoned marketing veteran with more than twenty years of experience, Oakley joins TMGFS from Kreg Tool where he served most recently as director of marketing and customer experience.…