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

TerraPay Closes UK-Based Pay2Global Acquisition Credit Card Spending

TerraPay Closes UK-Based Pay2Global Acquisition Credit Card Spending

TerraPay, a mobile-first international network, a company incubated by Mahindra Comviva, has completed the acquisition of UK-based Pay2Global Limited, following regulatory approvals. In an outright purchase, TerraPay has acquired 100% of Pay2Global for an undisclosed amount. Pay2Global is a regulated digital international money transfer company with passporting rights into the European Economic Area (EEA). One…

Wirecard and airberlin topbonus Team to Launch a MasterCard

Wirecard and airberlin topbonus Team to Launch a MasterCard

Wirecard is now collaborating with topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin. The deal includes a MasterCard credit card for topbonus participants in Austria. With the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, customers can collect one award and status mile for each Euro spent on the credit card. Users can easily redeem these miles for flights with…

CheckAlt Renews and Expands Payment Processing for Italbank

CheckAlt Renews and Expands Payment Processing for Italbank

Miami-based CheckAlt has inked a renewal and an expansion agreement with ItalBank international. CheckAlt will now process all deposits made at ItalBank’s branches, including inclearings processing and CheckAlt Archive. The renewal agreement also includes ItalBank continuing to offer CheckAlt’s Business Capture solution to ItalBank’s business customers. CheckAlt’s Branch Capture consolidates the item processing stream within…

High Risk Merchant Processor Adds High Powered Chargeback Feature

High Risk Merchant Processor Adds High Powered Chargeback Feature

TX-based Soar Payments, a top credit card processor for high risk merchants, now defaults all new clients to enroll in Chargeback’s unique technology-driven solution; sending a strong signal to its merchant clientele that customer disputes need to be taken seriously and managed with proper tools and resources from day one. With Chargeback, Soar Payments’ clients…