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

SuperCom Cybersecurity Platform Lands a Whale

SuperCom Cybersecurity Platform Lands a Whale

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] SuperCom’s Cyber Security division was invited to pilot its SafeMobile Suite by a Large European Enterprise in the Telecommunications and Media space. SafeMobile, SuperCom’s innovate cybersecurity platform protecting mobile phone applications and environments, which has recently been deployed to protect SuperCom’s Mobile payments suite- SuperyPay, will now be deployed as a…

Fiserv Inks ACI Community Financial Services Deal

Fiserv Inks ACI Community Financial Services Deal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Fiserv has inked a definitive agreement with ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of electronic payment and banking solutions, to acquire the assets of its Community Financial Services (CFS). The deal is an all-cash transaction valued at $200 million, which does not include related tax benefits. The transaction is subject to…

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WEX Connect Mitigates Winter Storm Jonas

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ME-based fuel card specialist WEX announced a reminder that its mobile app, WEX Connect, is available to help drivers find fuel and service stations in operation in their area surrounding Winter Storm Jonas and beyond. With WEX Connect, drivers can find the most cost effective type of fuel they need, and…

Weights and Measures Investigates Card Skimmers

Weights and Measures Investigates Card Skimmers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FBI and Secret Service agents partnered with state officials in a national training effort on identifying and investigating credit card skimmers at gas stations. State and local weights and measures officials from across the country attended this special training event in conjunction with the 2016 Interim Meeting of the National Conference…

Special Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash January 22, 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlash.com Breaking News: MBNA (UGO); PARKMOBILE (Fort Worth); INFINEON (CUP); and CTS (convention). MBNA – UGO inked a commitment by MBNA and CUETS Financial to build functionality to add their portfolios of MasterCard credit card products to UGO Wallet in the future.  MBNA and CUETS Financial are the third and fourth…

Credit Karma Credit Fumble Research

Credit Karma Credit Fumble Research

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new survey finds 68% of people surveyed made at least one major Credit Fumble before turning 30: either overspending on credit cards, missing payments, having an account sent to collections, or defaulting on a loan. Credit Karma announced the results of its research into the “Credit Fumble” phenomenon, a behavioral…

U.S. EMV Cards to Peak in 2016 at 617 Million Units

U.S. EMV Cards to Peak in 2016 at 617 Million Units

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In 2015, EMV card issuance in the U.S exceeded original industry expectations, hitting nearly 600 million units, while China showed continued success, achieving record shipments near the 850 million mark. The two countries led significant worldwide market growth, accounting for 53% of the more than 2.6 billion total EMV cards shipped…

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

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

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research has estimated the global market for card printers to surpass USD 72 billion by 2019. High market value of the global card printers market can be attributed to the enhanced efficiency, quality, and performance of printers, which results in its increased adoption in sectors like BFSI, educational, and IT.…

Tabs3 & ProPay Integrate with for Law Firm Bill-Pay

Tabs3 & ProPay Integrate with for Law Firm Bill-Pay

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS’ ProPay has buddied with Tabs3 Software to deliver a fully integrated client bill-pay solution for law firms. Law firms can accept debit and credit cards or electronic funds transfers with instant online signup and no need to enter payment data twice. There is no longer a need to wait days…

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Five Ways to Reduce Charge-Backs & Fraud

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In a recent tip sheet, E-Commerce 4 IM highlights five different points that are essential to helping both online retailers and more traditional brick and mortar stores catch fraud before more charges ensue or chargebacks occur. For example, point number one is to be on the lookout for unusually large orders…

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eMazzanti Technologies Earns PCI QIR Validation

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NYC-based eMazzanti Technologies retail IT consultant and managed services provider, is now one of a limited number of organizations qualified to help retailers meet the approaching VISA-mandated requirement that level 4 merchants use only PCI validated QIR professionals to implement, integrate, maintain or service their integrated POS systems. Company leadership explained…

China Minsheng Bank Goes FICO Instant Approval

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] China Minsheng Bank has created an online credit card application decision program that allows customers to apply using either online or mobile channels and receive an instant approval decision. Since implementing the FICO solution, a little over a year ago, the bank has received over 3.5 million applications for credit cards…