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

Debit Cards to Continue to Dominate the Market in Brazil

Debit Cards to Continue to Dominate the Market in Brazil

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Based on Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) debit cards hold a 64.6% share in the Brazilian payment card market while credit cards had 35.4% share. According to P&S Market Research’s Brazil Cards and Payments Market – Size, Share, Development, Growth and Forecast to 2020, the debit cards dominant share is likely to…

China Card Market Expected to Slow Thru 2020

China Card Market Expected to Slow Thru 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] While robust, the payment card market in China is expected to ramp down in tandem with the economy over the next five years. Timetric’s “The Cards and Payments Industry in China: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020” provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry,…

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital, an international digital services company offering direct operator billing to mobile network operators (MNO), says its first integration with Google Play is now live. Axiologix says its joint venture, SLA Digital, says an existing global mobile operator partner of SLA Digital is using SLA’s proprietary Digital Services Platform to launch its Carrier Billing…

Other News PAYJUNCTION; TESCO; 3DCART; and CXC

In Other News: PAYJUNCTION (office); TESCO (MasterCard); 3DCART (update); and CXC (Qwil). PAYJUNCTION – PayJunction, answering strong demand for its electronic payment processing software and financial services, opened the doors to a new office space in Santa Barbara, CA. Between the original State Street headquarters and new Carillo office, PayJunction now occupies 15,000 square feet…

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Francisco’s super prized restaurant, The Stinking Rose, specializing in all things garlic, has leaped into the new normal of accepting Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) payments by becoming EMV certified, thanks to Elavon. U.S. Bank’s Elavon is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and integrated its Simplify EMV solution within Oracle’s Point-of-Sale…

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile money service users worldwide are set to break the 1 billion mark by the end of 2016, equating to 20% of unique mobile users. According to a new forecast from Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Payment Service, mobile money transactions will more than double from US$200 billion in value in 2016 to…