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

Instant Issue Cards

Cardholders are 22% more likely to be very-to-extremely satisfied with their bank if they have received an instantly issued debit card instead of a card sent by mail. A new study also found that cardholders who receive their card instantly in a branch often start using it immediately, accruing between $0.50 to $0.77 in additional interchange revenue for their bank during the first month.

Revel iPad POS

Revel Systems has added a major new product to its iPad Point of Sale system with the availability of a new e-commerce mobile application solution that extends the functionality of brick-and-mortar commerce into mobile. Revel’s new white-labeled app solution for iOS and Android integrates directly with Revel’s iPad Point of Sale platform, allowing merchants to expand their brand to reach mobile users and create a new sales channel.