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

CellPoint Mobile Velocity MPaaS

CellPoint Mobile Velocity MPaaS

CellPoint Mobile has unveiled Velocity, the payment industry’s first Mobile PSP-as-a-Service (MPaaS) solution to help airlines deploy popular mobile payment solutions, payment apps, and alternative payment methods (APMs) quickly, profitably, securely and without friction to existing financial systems. Created specifically for airlines and travel operators, CellPoint Mobile’s Velocity turns Payment Service Provider (PSP) functionality into…

Bancolombia and First Data Ink a Major Payments Deal

Bancolombia and First Data Ink a Major Payments Deal

Bancolombia and First Data have inked a deal to integrate and strengthen their technology platforms in order to improve and diversify services for business owners in Colombia. The companies will focus on building commerce technology solutions for merchants and facilitating access to the banking system, offering advanced technology and secure, efficient transactions. First Data and…

New Klosebuy Mobile Marketing Platform Coming in September

New Klosebuy Mobile Marketing Platform Coming in September

An affordable and self-administered web and mobile marketing and loyalty platform for businesses will be released in September. For less than $20 a month, the forthcoming Klosebuy platform is designed to increase sales and profitability, including mobile marketing, digital advertising, direct customer communication, a loyalty points program, and an online points redemption catalog. KloseBuy was…

Visa Physically Expands Digital Commerce Exponentially

Visa Physically Expands Digital Commerce Exponentially

To accelerate digital commerce globally Visa announced plans to open a new office in Silicon Valley. The new 62,000 square foot facility, located in Palo Alto, will be a combination of office and collaboration spaces for approximately 300 Visa employees focused on technology research, business intelligence, data security and merchant solutions. The Palo Alto office…