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

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

The new NCR Innovation Experience Room, an experiential “playground” gives financial institutions the opportunity to build digital literacy among employees and customers, enabling them to seize current megatrends in ways that are mutually beneficial to the business and their customers. Volksbank eG Schwarzwald Baar Hegau, one of the largest cooperative banks in Germany, is the…

Briefs: ATOM; UNIONPAY; PARKMOBILE; and ACI

In Other News: ATOM (tickets); UNIONPAY (c-store); PARKMOBILE (CT); and ACI (FL). ATOM – Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind mobile movie ticketing platform, expands its service to moviegoers in more than 70 major metros across the U.S., including: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Baltimore in collaboration with leading exhibitors AMC Theatres,…

Mobile Card Control Functionality is Converging

Mobile Card Control Functionality is Converging

Mobile card control functionality is converging at the intersection of fraud management and cardholder empowerment. Not surprisingly, card controls are expanding in an environment driven by people-centric mobile experiences. As a result, consumers are finding their card networks and issuers offering a wide-ranging choice of customized card controls that can be activated at the touch…

Merger Deal Done - Diebold Nixdorf Arrives with a New Brand Identity

Merger Deal Done – Diebold Nixdorf Arrives with a New Brand Identity

Diebold Nixdorf is off and running after a successful merger. Diebold Nixdorf is providing a glimpse into its future with a new brand identity and website — www.DieboldNixdorf.com. The names of the two companies’ founders comprise the primary logo, a word mark with a progressive color scheme nodding proudly to a history of innovation. Another…

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s United Bank Limited (UBL) has launched the Masterpass QR digital payment service in partnership with Mastercard. As the country’s first interoperable digital payment service, Masterpass QR allows consumers to use their mobile banking app to pay for in-store, bill payments (invoices) and for delivery with one secure account. The service is expected to benefit a…

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto has teamed with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother travel in any mode of transportation (bus, ferry, subway and train) for more than 10 million residents and visitors to Brazil’s second largest…