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

BRIEFS: BLUEFIN; 3DCART; SYNCHRONY; and SHOPIFY

In Other News: BLUEFIN (DSP); 3DCART (Vantiv); SYNCHRONY (Suzuki); and SHOPIFY (1Q). BLUEFIN -Bluefin Payment Systems will provide the Visa Data Secure Platform (DSP) through their Decryption as a Service P2PE Solution. 3DCART -Shopping cart software provider 3dcart has partnered with Vantiv, a provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and…

MasterCard Integrated Launched in A-P Region

MasterCard Integrated Launched in A-P Region

MasterCard rolls-out new platform to enhance processing capabilities across Asia Pacific’s payments ecosystem. The new MasterCard Integrated is the payments processing services platform that powers MasterCard Payment Transaction Services. MasterCard will now offer fully-integrated hosted processing services, supporting all payment brands.  This further expands the role of MasterCard during the payments process, extending beyond its…

PayPal Rockin ’n Rollin - Profits +43% TPV +29% YOY

PayPal Rockin ’n Rollin – Profits +43% TPV +29% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal continues to rock ’n roll as profits soared 43% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16) driven by total payment volume (TPV) up 29% YOY. However, the transaction margin declined 380 basis points (bps) in the quarter, compared to 1Q/15. Transaction revenues for 1Q/16 increased 17% YOY to $2.24 billion,…

New Report - EMV Testing and Certification for Acquirers

New Report – EMV Testing and Certification for Acquirers

Questions have been emerging from merchants and acquirers regarding the requirements for testing and certifying contact and contactless chip-enabled terminals. The EMV Migration Forum released a revised version of the white paper, “EMV Testing and Certification White Paper: Current Global Payment Network Requirements for the U.S. Acquiring Community,” to provide the most up-to-date requirements and…

Mobile Operators Could Fully Exploit m-Commerce

Mobile Operators Could Fully Exploit m-Commerce

A new report projects mobile operators could be handling US$142 billion in m-commerce revenue by 2020 if the barriers currently facing carrier-driven payments are overcome. The report, which was independently conducted by Ovum Research on behalf of DOCOMO Digital, claims if operators, vendors and regulators don’t work together to clear these barriers, carrier-driven payments as…