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

Pace Payment Systems & CitySourced Hook-Up

Pace Payment Systems & CitySourced Hook-Up

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TN-based Pace Payment Systems has inked a partnership with CitySourced to integrate electronic credit card and ACH payments to CitySourced’s mobile citizen engagement platform. The partnership will result in cities and towns being able to offer their citizens the ability to make municipal payments with their smartphone device from a single…

Contactless Volume on MasterCard’s UK Net Up 375% YOY

Contactless Volume on MasterCard’s UK Net Up 375% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The total number of MasterCard processed transactions passed the 1 billion mark in Europe last year – an increase of 150% from 2014. MasterCard’s latest figures reveal that the UK is leading the way with the number of active contactless cards in circulation growing by 188% in the UK, and contactless…

Orange Logo

TeleSign and Orange do the Tango for Security

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TeleSign has inked an agreement with Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, to deliver mobile identity and fraud prevention services this year. This new partnership brings together TeleSign’s portfolio of authentication and mobile identity solutions with Orange’s unique insights about its network and subscribers. This combination will lead to…

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global Payments will offer merchants in China the ability to accept China UnionPay payments made with Apple Pay. Global Payments is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of paying quickly and easily with Apple Pay in-store. Security and privacy are at the core of…

Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash February 18, 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Breaking News: MODOR (digital commerce); ADS (stock); CSC (digital banking); and WiseSec (ATMs). MODOR – Modor Intelligence says the Global Digital Commerce Software Market is estimated to be worth $4 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach to $8.68 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 16.73%. North America is…

M-PESA Logo

TransferTo & Vodafone Buddy for M-Pesa Mobile Money

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TransferTo has partnered under a framework agreement with Vodafone Group to enable real-time international money transfers to M-Pesa Mobile Money accounts worldwide. Powered by TransferTo’s cross-border Mobile Money network, the global partnership will make it faster and easier for consumers and organizations to send money to multiple M-Pesa accounts, in real…

Flywire Logo

Cross-Border Payments in 2016 to Surge

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] There are more people transacting across borders in larger sums than ever before. This group does not feel bound by borders in terms of lifestyle, access or travel. According to Flywire, they are spending increasing amounts on goods and services outside their home countries, resulting in dramatic growth in cross-border payments…

Canada’s Peoples Trust Explodes in Prepaid Cards

Canada’s Peoples Trust Explodes in Prepaid Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Peoples Trust, a major prepaid card issuer in Canada, announced significant growth in 2015 with the addition of 150 new programs, and a nearly 19% increase in dollar volume from 2014. Canada is one of the fastest growing prepaid markets and has emerged as a lead market for global fintech expansion…

Credit Cardholders are Intensely Loyal to Go-To Card

Credit Cardholders are Intensely Loyal to Go-To Card

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] About 25 million credit cardholders haven’t changed their go-to credit card in at least 10 years and another 20 million have never changed it. According to a new CreditCards.com report senior citizens are the most loyal: 31% have been using the same card most often for at least a decade and…

Global Market for Card Printers to Hit $72B by 2019

Integrated Cards to Drive the Demand for Card Printers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The global card printers market is expected to surpass US$72 billion in revenue by 2019. The latest research report released by Technavio anticipates, the growing use of cards for various purposes such as swapping, at point of sale (POS) terminals, kiosks, and other points to augment the concept of all-in-one cards…

Vantiv Integrated Payments Rolls-Out Security Pays 2

Vantiv Integrated Payments Rolls-Out Security Pays 2

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Vantiv Integrated Payments released the next phase of the Security Pays initiative. This initiative promotes education and awareness, driving the adoption of security products to add layers of protection to the payments process, such as end-to-end encryption, tokenization and EMV. Security Pays 2015, announced in August of last year, included more…