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

Nexway has inked a deal with Kingsoft

Nexway has inked a deal with Kingsoft

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Nexway, a premium e-commerce platform and digital marketing expert, has inked Kingsoft, a market leader in award-winning user-friendly software, has selected Nexway’s wide-ranging e-commerce solutions for worldwide online sales of its digital products. Nexway delivers holistic support on several levels: • A global distribution capacity: An e-Distribution network with more than…

Oberthur to Offer Watch Contactless Payments

Oberthur to Offer Watch Contactless Payments

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies announced its selection by Mondaine, a leading player in the watch industry, to offer watch contactless payments firstly in Switzerland, by providing the world’s first contactless payment chip the size of a SIM card for the watch market. OT is a world leader in embedded digital security that protects…

Other: TIMETRIC; SWIFT CAPITAL; VOXOX and TSI.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In Other News: TIMETRIC (report); SWIFT CAPITAL (Board); VOXOX (promo) and TSI (patent). TIMETRIC – Timetric ”US Cards and Payments: Key Trends & Drivers, Emerging Consumer Attitudes and Credit Card Growth Prospects to 2019″ is the result of extensive research into the Financial Services industry covering the credit card market in…

MyCheck Corrals Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurants

MyCheck Corrals Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurants

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Casual dining specialist Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ) has teamed with MyCheck, a mobile payment technology platform, to develop its first branded mobile payment app to further elevate customer convenience and engagement. The app incorporates MyCheck’s PCI DSS Level 1-compliant mobile payment technology and integrates with Not Your Average Joe’s point of…

Custom Business Hits Paydirt w/NorthStar Order Entry 4.0

Custom Business Hits Paydirt w/NorthStar Order Entry 4.0

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Custom Business Solutions has released NorthStar Order Entry 4.0, offering robust capabilities for improving operations and increasing efficiencies for restaurant and food service businesses. First developed for the restaurant industry five years ago, NorthStar Order Entry provides an omni-channel platform for guests and servers to more efficiently order while managing security,…

Horizon Beverage to Deploy FTNI’s Payments Platform

Horizon Beverage to Deploy FTNI’s Payments Platform

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Omaha-based Financial Transmission Network (FTNI) and Horizon Beverage Group have successfully launched a new online payment portal for its customers leveraging FTNI’s ETran Integrated Receivables platform for the online acceptance, processing and posting of ACH transactions. Distributors of beer, wine and spirits in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont,…

EPX Powers GuestVision for EMV Readiness

EPX Powers GuestVision for EMV Readiness

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX) has buddied with GuestVision Technology Solutions to function as the company’s preferred EMV payment processor. Through this partnership, EPX will provide GuestVision with EMV-ready, fully integrated payments solutions for its customers, including Fantastic Sams locations nationwide. GuestVision Technology Solutions offers complete POS solutions and software for schools,…

Merchant Link Releases EMV for Oracle Merchants

Merchant Link Releases EMV for Oracle Merchants

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MD-based Merchant Link as launched EMV for Oracle Hospitality’s Restaurant iPOS Suite, including 3700, 9700, Simphony 1, and Simphony 2. Out of the lab and into pilot and production, Merchant Link has released EMV for Oracle merchants. Merchant Link provides a comprehensive security suite of products, including tokenization, point-to-point encryption, and…

Aeroméxico to Deploy NCR’s TouchPort 120 Kiosks

Aeroméxico to Deploy NCR’s TouchPort 120 Kiosks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NCR is providing TouchPort 120 SelfServ kiosks to Aeroméxico, the largest airline in Mexico, to help expedite the airline’s check-in process and provide customers a convenient alternative to service counter transactions. Aeromexico passengers will be able to check-in, choose and upgrade their seats, check bags, and purchase in-flight commodities such as…

Payment Savvy Puts a New Twist Into Payment Processing

Payment Savvy Puts a New Twist Into Payment Processing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Payment Savvy has unveiled a new “convenience fee solution” that includes free payment processing. The new convenience fee payment processing will allow clients to accept credit and debit cards as well as electronic checks at no cost. This new service will be especially useful for billing companies and account receivables businesses.…

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Payoneer has completed its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Armor Payments, the only licensed business-to-business payments provider offering Escrow-as-a-Service (EaaS).   The acquisition will enable buyers and sellers, whether transacting directly or through B2B marketplaces, to reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with high-value B2B purchases by making secure, online escrow payments…

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FleetCor Technologies has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Serviços e Tecnologia de Pagamentos (STP), from a shareholder group including concessionaires CCR and Arteris, Raizen Combustiveis (a joint venture between Shell and Cosan), and others, for approximately $1.05 billion. STP, which operates under the brand Sem Parar, is Brazil’s leading electronic…