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.

CSI Announces Tokenisation Solution

Computer Services end-to-end technology solutions now supports tokenization capabilities for all CSI debit and credit issuers. Tokenization enables CSI customers to fully participate with all leading mobile wallet providers, including the recently announced Apple Pay™ service, by creating a digital payment token to replace the consumer’s personal account number (PAN). CSI customers also can provide their cardholders with enhanced security through the tokenization of the payment credentials. CSI’s fully integrated payment and mobile banking services empower financial institutions to deliver a secure mobile commerce experience to consumers. Additional mobile card services include CSI’s Card On/Off functionality, giving consumers greater control over their cards, and mobile remote deposit capture (RDC).

Biyo & PalmSecure

Fujitsu Frontech North America front-end solutions announced today that Biyo LLC (formerly PulseWallet), the innovative Point of Sale (POS) electronic transaction provider, entered into an agreement relating to Biyo’s Digital Wallet for retail POS electronic transactions. Digital Wallets are POS systems that store a shopper’s credit cards, reward cards, coupons and loyalty discounts for access and use during an electronic transaction performed at a retail store. The Biyo system uses Fujitsu PalmSecure® biometric technology to positively identify and authenticate retail customers and connect them to their stored information as part of the payment authorization process. PalmSecure technology relies on award-winning Fujitsu palm vein biometric technology. The Fujitsu family of biometric solutions, including PalmSecure® sensors, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and the PalmEntry™ Physical Access Control system, all utilize the award-winning technology.

HyperWallet Compliance Chief

hyperWALLET Systems has named payments industry expert Nadia Dombrowski as the company’s Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer to oversee all legal, risk and compliance issues globally. The creation of this new executive role comes on the heels of massive growth at the payments company over the past 24 months. Since securing capital investment early in 2014, hyperWALLET continues to win new customers across various industries, verticals and global markets. As the new Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer, Ms. Dombrowski will work closely with both the company’s senior executives and board members, continuing to position the company for continued growth.Dombrowski has also held the position of Senior Vice President, Group Head and Lead Region Counsel for the U.S. Markets at MasterCard Worldwide. She also served at MasterCard as Senior Vice President, Group Head for Emerging Payments and Advisors; as Vice President, Managing Counsel for Innovative Platforms and Advisors; and as Vice President, Senior Counsel for Advisors.

Gemalto unveils Trusted Services Hub

hrough Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Services Hub customers get a one-stop and immediate access to the largest user base using NFC smartphones already equipped with Secure Elements. Over 1.5 billion mobile users worldwide are covered by Gemalto-contracted Trusted Services Management (TSM) platforms, with over a hundred million high-end “multi-tenant” SIM cards already in place to protect and manage sensitive application credentials. Ready today to handle a large number of future configurations, including Embedded Secure Elements (eSE) which are becoming available in some handsets and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) that will be running inside next-generation mobile devices, as well as the emerging tokenization standards, the Allynis Trusted Services Hub offers both the broadest reach of users and the most future-proof technology across mobile platforms.