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

MITSUBISHI; BLUESNAP; THE BANCORP (video); and CSI

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In Other News: MITSUBISHI (award); BLUESNAP (award); THE BANCORP (video); and CSI (award). MITSUBISHI – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial was named Americas Bank of the Year for 2015 by IJGlobal, the project finance and infrastructure magazine’s top annual regional honor. BLUESNAP – BlueSnap won a 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award in the category…

Awesome Jiffy P2P is Kicking Serious Butt in Italy

Awesome Jiffy P2P is Kicking Serious Butt in Italy

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Milan-based Jiffy, the service developed by SIA to send and receive money in real time via Smartphone, has surpassed 300,000 registered users. The average value of a single transaction is €44 and around 50% of the transfers are for sums under €25. Jiffy, the P2P payments service by SIA, has surpassed…

China’s UnionPay Hits a Serious Bump in UK ATM Acceptance

China’s UnionPay Hits a Serious Bump in UK ATM Acceptance

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UK regulations now require the separation of VocaLink, the UK payments infrastructure operator, from the LINK scheme. Thus, UnionPay needs to work with different individual ATM operators in the UK to sign agreements with them individually From April 1st 2016, some ATMs in the UK may temporarily experience interruption in service…

RDM’s EC9600i Series Scanners Simplify Check Scanning

RDM’s EC9600i Series Scanners Simplify Check Scanning

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Ontario’s RDM is now shipping its new EC9600i single feed network check scanner models. The new EC9600i SF models are an extension of the family of EC9600i auto-feed network scanners introduced last year. RDM’s EC9600i series network scanners simplify the check scanning process through RDM’s “one-touch” setup. Unique to the EC9600i…

D+H Payments Goes to Bed With The Clearing House

D+H Payments Goes to Bed With The Clearing House

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] DH is partnering with The Clearing House to provide real-time payments to U.S. financial institutions. Financial institutions will now be able to use D+H’s payments, core and channel applications to access TCH’s ubiquitous real-time payment system in the United States, making payments seamless, certain, and frictionless. D+H’s payments technology already supports…

Stripe Expands Stripe Atlas to Cuban Entrepreneurs

Stripe Expands Stripe Atlas to Cuban Entrepreneurs

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Stripe announced the expansion of Stripe Atlas to include Cuban entrepreneurs. This a big deal to coincide with President Obama’s historic Cuban trip. For the first time, Atlas will give Cuban entrepreneurs access to: — an incorporated U.S. business entity — a U.S. bank account for the newly-created U.S. entity —…

USAT Ankles Metzger to the Company's Board of Directors

USAT Ankles Metzger to the Company’s Board of Directors

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] USA Technologies, has ankled WageWork’s Robert Metzger to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Metzger was appointed to the Board on March 11th, increasing the size of the Board from six to seven members. In addition, USAT has appointed Michael K. Lawlor, 54, as the chief services officer responsible for oversight…

Wells Fargo Gets Serious with Credit Card Rewards

Wells Fargo Gets Serious with Credit Card Rewards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Wells Fargo has unveiled a major credit card rewards program to all customers with a rewards-based credit card from Wells Fargo. WithGo Far Rewards customers can redeem their rewards at any Wells Fargo ATM, use rewards toward their qualifying Wells Fargo checking or savings account or apply toward the principal balance…

Green Dot and Uber Buddy for Uber Checking by GoBank

Green Dot and Uber Buddy for Uber Checking by GoBank

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Green Dot and Uber announced a customized business account version of Green Dot’s award winning GoBank mobile checking account for Uber’s driver-partners. Uber Checking by GoBank provides Uber driver-partners with a special kind of business checking account that reflects their entrepreneurial spirit and their fast, on-the-go, technology fueled lifestyle. The partnership…

Oberthur Shows Motion Code Cards are Red Hot

Oberthur Shows Motion Code Cards are Red Hot

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies (OT) released the results of a survey which shows eighty percent of respondents would be more likely to use a MOTION CODE-enabled card vs. one with a printed, static CVV for online shopping. The static printed code (CVV) is replaced by a mini-screen that displays an automatically refreshed code…

Digital Partners with the Leading Swiss Operator Swisscom

Digital Partners with the Leading Swiss Operator Swisscom

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] DOCOMO Digital has partnered with the leading Swiss operator Swisscom to enable physical goods to be purchased online and paid for directly onto a customer’s phone bill. With a simple API integration, retailers of physical goods will be able now to offer Swisscom Direct Carrier Billing (Easypay) as a new payment…

Discover Freeze It Receives a Digital Edge Award

Discover Freeze It Receives a Digital Edge Award

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Discover was named a Digital Edge 25 award winner for the development of the Freeze It technology, a feature that allows customers to instantly freeze their credit cards if misplaced or stolen. The seamless technology allows Discover customers to freeze or unfreeze their accounts via the mobile app, online browser or…