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

Qapital for Android Empowers Consumer Savings

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Qapital is now available to iOS and Android users, allowing millions of Americans access to the only savings tool that lets customers set and attain their goals while helping them change their money habits for the better. Since launching in the U.S. in May 2015, Qapital has redefined the money-saving experience…

P97 Networks Upgrades its Flagship PetroZone

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] P97 Networks has unveiled the version 2 release of its flagship PetroZone mobile app on Windows 10. This new release of the PetroZone mobile commerce app (V2) brings together Microsoft’s unifying operating system, Windows 10, and Microsoft Azure Service Bus to deliver an innovative mobile payment and digital marketing capability for…

Ciright ONE and Gift Card Balances & M-Wallets

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Ciright ONE has introduced a cutting edge solution for consumers to track and spend their gift card balances. According to a recent study, consumers spent some $130 billion on gift cards, while close to $1 billion went unused. Millennials made up a significant portion of the unused balances as 40% misplaced…

Bluefin + USAePay = Decryptx & 3DRetro

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bluefin Payment Systems and USAePay have enabled their first merchant for Decryptx, 3DRetro. Decryptx, Bluefin’s Decryption as a Service (DaaS) product, provides all of the benefits of Bluefin’s PCI-validated P2PE solution suite on the USAePay platform. Merchants utilizing USAePay can get the security and scope reduction of PCI P2PE with no…

Pakistan’s Bank Alfalah to Massively Issue 1.5MM CUP Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bank Alfalah to massively issue 1.5 million China UnionPay cards in Pakistan. Bank Alfalah is the largest merchant acquirer in Pakistan. Before this move, UnionPay International has partnered with the Bank in enabling all ATMs, POS Network and merchants subordinate to the Bank to accept UnionPay cards. These merchants include supermarkets,…

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Boubyan Bank to Offer OT Contactless Payment Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies (OT) has been selected by Kuwait’s Boubyan Bank to offer the first contactless payment cards. In order to offer its customers innovation and cutting-edge technology, Boubyan Bank has decided to market new contactless payment cards, provided by OT. It significantly enhances the shopping experience as customers just need to…

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FIS Cardless Cash Getting Ready to Roll with PayPal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FIS and PayPal have buddied for FIS Cardless Cash, a capability that allows consumers with a mobile banking app to withdraw money from virtually any ATM. Launched in January 2015, Cardless Cash was the first mobile ATM solution on the market that avoids the plastic debit card. This technology provides banks…

Credit One Bank Partners with NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing

NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing Credit Card

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] One of the largest and fastest growing credit card issuers in the United States, Credit One Bank has entered into a multi-year partnership with NASCAR to include official agreements with both the sanctioning body and one of the most successful teams in auto-racing, Chip Ganassi Racing. The collaborations designate Credit One…

Visa Kicks More Ass w/Consumer Transaction Controls

Visa Kicks More Ass w/Consumer Transaction Controls

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has unveiled a new service to help Visa issuers empower consumers to monitor and control how, where, and when their Visa credit, debit, and prepaid accounts can be used. With real-time visibility and control over their accounts, consumers can take immediate action to protect themselves from security threats and fraud.…

PayPal Ankles eBays’s Sri Shivananda as CTO

PayPal Ankles eBays’s Sri Shivananda as CTO

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal has ankled Sri Shivananda as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective April 1st. Shivananda’s appointment follows the decision by current CTO, James Barrese, to step down to take time off. James will remain with PayPal for a period of time to support a smooth transition…

Credit Card Monitor Awards go to Chase

Credit Card Monitor Awards go to Chase

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Corporate Insight, a provider of competitive intelligence and user experience research to the financial services industry named Chase to its Credit Card Monitor Awards. For more than 15 years, Corporate Insight has presented its annual Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to recognize the most innovative and valuable digital offerings in the…