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

Mobeewave Contactless Payments on Horizon

Mobeewave Contactless Payments on Horizon

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobeewave is unveiling its patented secure contactless payment-acceptance capability for mobile payment applications at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Integrated into a mobile wallet or mobile banking application, can provide a True Wallet Experience for consumers, by allowing them to receive as well as make electronic proximity payment via…

Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash February 16th 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Breaking News: AVT (PayRange); INTELLING (EU M-Pay); HYPERWALLET (CarHopper); and NICE (KeyBank). AVT – AVT will incorporate the PayRange mobile payment system on the company’s innovative, new coffee kiosks. The Bluetooth-enabled payment device gives customers unparalleled freedom from carrying cash and credit cards, along with unprecedented convenience. INTELLING – Mobile wallet transactions…

Datacap Systems & WorldPay Complete US EMV Certification

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PA-based Datacap Systems has completed US EMV level 3 certification with WorldPay and released an EMV-capable version of NETePay available for download immediately. NETePay for WorldPay’s host-based processing platform provides hundreds of point of sale providers with the ability to deliver US EMV functionality via an evolving list of PIN Pads…

Official Credit Card of NASCAR Unveiled by Credit One

Official Credit Card of NASCAR Unveiled by Credit One

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit One Bank unveiled the Official Credit Card of NASCAR. The Credit One Bank NASCAR credit card provides 1 percent cash back on eligible purchases and 2 percent cash back on purchases made at NASCAR.com. Card members will also have access to exclusive one-of-a-kind NASCAR experiences, discounts, and promotions. This new credit…

VSoft Survey Finds Top Five Digital Banking Services

VSoft Survey Finds Top Five Digital Banking Services

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Top five digital banking services include balance inquiries; online bill payment/ATF; money transfers; finding branch/ATM locations; and customer service support. Atlanta-based VSoft Corporation finds among consumers who have a financial institution, 99 percent say their bank currently offers digital banking services and 88 percent use at least one of those digital…

Remitly Ankles Krish Srinivasan as CFO

Remitly Ankles Krish Srinivasan as CFO

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Remitly has ankled Krish Srinivasan to be chief financial officer (CFO). Srinivasan will bring 20 years of experience in financial planning, analysis and investor relations, having served in executive positions at Microsoft, Amazon and Lyft. Concurrent with this transition, Andy Larson, who served as Remitly’s CFO for the past three years,…

ISO Bluefin Payment Systems Settles with FTC

ISO Bluefin Payment Systems Settles with FTC

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ISO Capital Payments, now known as Bluefin Payment Systems, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it enabled a telemarketing scheme called The Tax Club to use merchant accounts to process consumers’ credit card payments. As alleged in the FTC’s complaint, Bluefin Payment Systems, ignored red flags about The…

Saudi Arabia’s Alinma Inks With China’s UnionPay

Saudi Arabia’s Alinma Inks With China’s UnionPay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] China’s UnionPay has inked Alinma to enable all ATMs and merchants in Saudi Arabia to accept UnionPay cards, making Alinma the first local bank to accept UnionPay cards. In order promote card usage channels, the two sides also agreed to cooperate in issuing UnionPay cards for the purpose of providing secure…

Sierra Wireless Unveils Smart SIM Technology

Sierra Wireless Unveils Smart SIM Technology

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Sierra Wireless unveiled its Smart SIM technology and connectivity service that provide customers with superior coverage and service quality to accelerate the deployment of global IoT applications. With the addition of its global Smart SIM offering, Sierra Wireless delivers the most comprehensive, fully integrated device-to-cloud solution, including hardware, managed connectivity, and…

Small Business Owners Optimism is Rising

Small Business Owners Optimism is Rising

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Small business owners optimism is rising over the past year. The bounce in optimism benefitted largely from small business owners feeling better about their cash flow. According to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted January 11-15, as the Index’s overall score rose to 67, a 13-point gain from November’s…

Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Breaking News: SVB (Startups); GOLDMONEY (BitGold); WU (competition); and CORP INSIGHT (awards). SVB – Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard have selected four startups to participate in the fourth class of Commerce.Innovated., a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce startups grow their businesses. From mobile lending to instant authentication and identity checks,…