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

Masterpass Global Digital Payment Service Set to Explode

Masterpass Global Digital Payment Service Set to Explode

MasterCard unveiled the foundation for the future of commerce with the new Masterpass global digital payment service. This enhanced solution enables consumers to look no further than their own trusted bank or credit union to make fast, simple and secure digital payments – across devices and channels – anywhere they want to shop be it…

GraspPAY Integrates with Concur

GraspPAY Integrates with Concur

Grasp Technologies reports its business travel payment solution, GraspPAY now seamlessly integrates with Concur, an industry first. As one of the world’s leading automated corporate travel and expense management solutions, Concur is widely used by travel managers to manage travel bookings and expense reconciliation. GraspPAY automates not only the process of issuing single-use virtual card…

In Other News: ADS (deal); WISEKEY (BVLGARI); ICBA (CEO); and FIS (PAI)

In Other News: ADS (deal); WISEKEY (BVLGARI); ICBA (CEO); and FIS (PAI). ADS – Alliance Data Systems announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and commercial credit programs, has inked a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for Secaucus, N.J.-based The Children’s Place,…

Cubic and Transport for London Ink a Major Deal

Cubic and Transport for London Ink a Major Deal

Cubic Transportation Systems inked a technology licensing agreement with Transport for London (TfL) positioning the company to deliver an unprecedented level of performance for public transit payment solutions. The licensed TfL solutions, EMV contactless chip card and mobile device payment acceptance and account-based systems can now be available for transportation agencies worldwide. Under the agreement,…

Dai Nippon Printing Integrates Gemalto Ezio Mobile Suite

Dai Nippon Printing Integrates Gemalto Ezio Mobile Suite

Gemalto will deliver its Ezio Mobile Suite to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), a leading provider of financial solutions in Japan, to help them secure mobile payments, internet banking, and related services. With Gemalto’s solution, DNP can offer a strong and scalable cloud-based authentication platform – supporting a wide range of authentication and transaction signing methods,…

Briefs: EXPENSIFY; CORECARD; TSYS; and MERCATOR

In Other News: EXPENSIFY (platform); CORECARD (EMV); TSYS (Lloyds); and MERCATOR (debit). EXPENSIFY – Expensify announced an integration platform that will eliminate receipts for business purchases. Called ReceiptBurner, the program’s initial launch partners include Uber, HotelTonight, Revel Systems, SaneBox, and Fujitsu ScanSnap, with more planned in the coming months. These services utilize the ReceiptBurner integration…

Ira Bornstein

TouchSuite Ankles New Chief Operating Officer

Ira Bornstein has reunited with the fast-growing team at TouchSuite, one of the country’s leading U.S. technology companies. In his position as Chief Operating Officer, Ira will once more play an integral role in the company’s enhancement of operational workflows, risk mitigation, new product development and improving overall profitability, a role previously held from 2008-2012.…