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.

Millicom Kalixa JV

Millicom and Kalixa announced the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance services for both businesses and consumers, including payment gateway and point of sale solutions for merchants as well as 1-click payment and eWallet provision for online customers.

Softcard Partners on Apple Pay tech

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] When our company was founded, our vision was to develop a simple wallet app that consumers could use on any device, anywhere with any card. To deliver on that promise, we selected NFC as the best technology that was secure, simple and open to innovation. We think that today’s announcement by…

Western Union & Eurogiro

Western Union extended its exclusive agreement with Eurogiro, with scope to allow its members greater access to the full range of Western Union Money Transfer® services including digital offerings. Eurogiro is a global payment network for national postal organisations, post banks, commercial banks and other payment service providers. Eurogiro offers the exclusive Western Union® money-in-minutes service – as part of a portfolio of cross border payment services to 35 of its members. Western Union is harnessing its system with modifications to link cash and digital transfers between retail Agent locations, mobile phones, prepaid cards, online and traditional bank accounts and ATM.