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

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CSI globalVCard Enters the China Payment Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bonita Springs, FL-based CSI globalVCard has ankled Jia Liu to lead the company’s expansion into China. She will officially serve as Vice President of International Payments. Earlier this year, CSI announced its cross-border payments offering, which completed the award-winning ‘total AP’ platform, globalVCard paysystems. With one file upload, business payments can…

Top 3 Emerging Trends for U.S. EMV POS Terminal Market

Top 3 Emerging Trends for U.S. EMV POS Terminal Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new market research study identifies the following three emerging trends expected to propel the growth of the EVM POS terminal market in the US: shift toward cloud-based solutions; big data management; and need for effective information management. The Technavio “EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) POS terminal market in the US”…

e-Payments Drive Consumer Consumption & Creates Jobs

e-Payments Drive Consumer Consumption & Creates Jobs

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The increased use of electronic payment products, including credit, debit and prepaid cards, added US$296B to GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18% per year. The 2016 study conducted by Moody’s Analytics for found the equivalent to 2.6 million new jobs were created on…

Discovering Real Marketing Value in Mobile Payments

Discovering Real Marketing Value in Mobile Payments

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Businesses are a bit blind to the tremendous potential mobile payments offers. Crafting powerful, customer-centric marketing messages is only one element. BluePay, a provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants and suppliers, notes now is the critical time to harness the power of m-payments given smartphone ownership has reached critical mass…