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

Digital Money the Emerging Driver for MoneyGram

Digital Money the Emerging Driver for MoneyGram

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MoneyGram continues to recover from the loss of the Walmart account and posted a strong first quarter (1Q/16). Digital money transfer transactions increased 23% year-on-year (YOY) and digital money transfer revenue grew 31% YOY. MoneyGram 1Q/16 gross revenues climbed 8.4% year-on-year (YOY) to $358.4 million, compared to $376.7 million for 4Q/15…

UnionPay Inks Bangkok Bank in Issuing the First TPN Card

UnionPay Inks Bangkok Bank in Issuing the First TPN Card

UnionPay International announced its cooperation with Bangkok Bank in issuing the first local UnionPay-TPN card. This is also Thailand’s the first domestic brand debit card. This February, Thailand’s local switching system Thai Payment Network (TPN), which was joint-ventured and constructed by UnionPay International and 4 local mainstream banks (including Bangkok Bank) in accordance with UnionPay’s…

Briefs: THREATMETRIX; NAB; INTELLICHECK; and LENDINGTREE

In Other News: THREATMETRIX (OS); NAB (Adelo); INTELLICHECK (1Q); and LENDINGTREE (CTO). THREATMETRIX – ThreatMetrix has unveiled ThreatMetrix Open Intel, a new capability to incorporate third-party intelligence signals into the ThreatMetrix platform to orchestrate fraud prevention and authentication across the enterprise. Through Open Intel, ThreatMetrix customers can preserve their legacy and future investments in third-party…

Strong US EMV Sales Push Gemalto Payments Business North

Strong US EMV Sales Push Gemalto Payments Business North

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gemalto’s Payment business grew by +23% in 2015. The Americas posted the largest growth, with revenue almost doubling compared to previous year on strong sales of EMV payment cards and rapid expansion of issuance services in the U.S.  ARTICLE: Gemalto’s Payment business grew by +23% in 2015. The Americas posted the…

Wirecard + Gemalto + Visa Europe = Contactless Wristbands

Wirecard + Gemalto + Visa Europe = Contactless Wristbands

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Wirecard, Gemalto and Visa Europe are offering contactless wristbands at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, with the finale taking place on May 14th in Stockholm, Sweden. The payment solution is using the processing platform of Wirecard Technologies. The wristband can not only be used for transactions at the event areas, but…

MasterCard Inks Big Partner Deal in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B

MasterCard Inks Big Partner Deal in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B

MasterCard has inked a new partnership in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B, targeting issuing banks to grow and deepen their commercial payment portfolios. The three goals of the deal is to: • Providing expertise on commercial payment systems – allowing the issuer’s customers to better understand commercial payment solutions and the relevance to their business…