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

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…

Convego CloudPay Integrates with Visa Token Service

Convego CloudPay Integrates with Visa Token Service

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is integrating its Convego CloudPay solution with Visa Token Service (VTS). G&D’s Convego CloudPay solution provides provisioning and life-cycle management services for payment applications on HCE (Host Card Emulation) enabled mobile devices. The relationship with Visa allows G&D to request and provide payment tokens from VTS to Visa issuers’ HCE mobile…