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

Dwolla Direct

Dwolla remittance announces new experience similar to direct deposit. With a paperless, safe way to route payments directly to a recipient’s bank account, Dwolla no longer requires recipients to register for a full Dwolla account and all future payments made to their email address will be routed directly to their bank account in as little as one to two business days. Dwolla Direct users can get access to additional features”like the ability to send or request money”at any time by converting to a free full Dwolla account. The sender can send payments to emails: No need to collect, and then protect, sensitive bank account information to send a payment. Set it and forget it: Once your recipient’s email is connected to a bank account, future payments to the email address will notify the recipient and automatically route the funds to their bank or credit union account.

Dynacart Acquisition

Kohli Ventures acquired Dynacart Solutions payments processing company. The Group has acquired the Dynacart equity previously owned by a major investment management house in Liechtenstein; following this transaction, Kohli Ventures owns the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the business. Kohli Ventures had first invested in Dynacart in 2011 after being attracted by its potential to act as a disruptor in the payments industry through its easy-to-use and secure payments gateway solution. Dynacart offers easy and secure online payment processing products for merchants to accept payments online, connecting customers with international banks and financial institutions to facilitate electronic transactions – users simply embed snippets of code on the website of any online store.