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

Latino Market Gaining Strength in Spending Power

Latino Market Gaining Strength in Spending Power

Hispanics embody far more than just an extraordinarily fast-growing population segment of the American population.  They now represent a market with outsize spending power that will only continue to grow in the future. According to market research publisher Packaged Facts report “Hispanic Consumers:  Demographic Patterns and Spending Trend” the number of Hispanic households has been growing…

New eHopper POS software an All-In-One POS & Management System

New eHopper POS software an All-In-One POS & Management System

eHopper POS now offers support for customers worldwide. eHopper is now far more accessible than ever, allowing merchants to set the software to support local language, currency and payment processing. Not only does this feature make the software much more accessible, it also increases eHoppers’ client base exponentially by opening the company to assist small…

QSR Online Ordering Boosts Tickets by 26%

QSR Online Ordering Boosts Tickets by 26%

A new study found 40% of frequent restaurant visitors prefer to order online, and spend 26% more per online order at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and 13% more in casual and fast casual establishments.   The Deloitte Consulting report: “The restaurant of the future: Creating the next-generation customer experience,” uncovers the options that surveyed restaurant…

OT and Toppan Buddy to Offer a Dynamic Cryptogram Payment Card

OT and Toppan Buddy to Offer a Dynamic Cryptogram Payment Card

Oberthur Technologies and Japan’s Toppan Printing a partnership to provide Japanese cardholders with OT MOTION CODE, a dynamic cryptogram payment card, and with COSMO OTP, a payment card that generates One-time passwords (OTP). The OT MOTION CODE solution provides an extra layer of security for e-commerce. The technology replaces the static printed 3-digit security code…