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

Standard Chartered ACH

India’s Standard Chartered has signed a multi-year agreement with Earthport to offer customers International ACH payments. Global economic activity continues to increase and with the operating environment for businesses becoming more complex and competitive, a key focus for Corporates is to ensure they are able to centralise treasury operations and put in place solutions that offer improved operational efficiencies and allow greater visibility and control over their global payables. The IACH enables efficient execution of scheduled and high-volume cross-border payments like payroll, dividend and other statutory payments. A key benefit includes the ability to make multi-currency payments from a single account without having to maintain local bank accounts. This will also give bank customers access to a wider network of local clearing networks.