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.

Visa Europe 2019

Visa Europe (VE) is poised to top € 2 trillion of POS purchase transaction (PTV) volume in 2018 and easily exceed € 2.2 trillion the following year. VE will likely, in 2015, capture more than €1 in €6 of everyday consumer spending across Europe, according to CardData. Forecaster RAM Research’s CAGR Corner computes VE’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 9.74% and sees nothing on the horizon to dampen the current trajectory.

US Bank Q4/14

The nation’s largest commercial card issuer and #5 V/M issuer overall, posted an 8.2% year-on-year (YOY) increase in purchase dollar volume (PDV) in the fourth quarter (Q4/14). U.S. Bank (USB) revenues were relatively flat for its card and corporate payments business but strong growth in merchant processing drove net (after tax) income up 25% YOY, according to CardData.