Robert McKinley, Senior Analyst/Editor Robert McKinley, with 33 years experience covering payment cards and payment systems, is Senior Analyst/Editor for CardFlash and other payments-related publications. He is the retired founder and chief executive of RAM Research, CardWeb and CardTrak. McKinley served as an expert witness in 100+ litigations including two multi-$billion trials, testified before the U.S. Congress, chaired multiple payments conferences, hired as consultant by Fortune 100 companies and several overseas financial institutions. Full Bio: www.rbm4.com

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…

BCBS Proposed UCC Changes May Impact US Intl Credit Cards

BCBS Proposed UCC Changes May Impact US Intl Credit Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Basel Committee’s (BCBS) proposal to apply higher capital charges for “unconditionally cancelable lines of credit” (UCCs) could impact internationally active US credit card banks CET1 ratios on average by 375 basis points, absent any remedial measures from affected institutions. Fitch Ratings says, if implemented by the US authorities, the measures…

Metabank & Blackhawk Renew Prepaid Vows

Metabank & Blackhawk Renew Prepaid Vows

MetaBank has inked a new multi-year agreement with Blackhawk Network for marketing, servicing, and processing services for a broad range of consumer and corporate financial products issued by MetaBank. Blackhawk has chosen Metabank as the preferred issuer of network branded prepaid programs distributed through their network. Blackhawk Network Holdings is a major prepaid and payments…

APS Beefs-up its Acumatica Credit Card Processing Solution

APS Beefs-up its Acumatica Credit Card Processing Solution

AZ-based American Payment Solutions has unveiled the newest release of their integrated Acumatica credit card processing solution for Acumatica users and resellers in the U.S. and Canada. This solution enables Acumatica users to integrate credit card processing directly with cloud-based Acumatica software. This helps to maximize productivity, reduce errors and take advantage of significant cost-saving…