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

MC Purchase Solution

NBD Bank and MasterCard and NDB Bank have inked a partnership to bring the MasterCard Purchase Control solution to Sri Lanka. Offering a simple, effective and secure means of controlling spending, reducing operational costs, and enforcing compliance with corporate policy, the solution marks a revolutionary change to the manner in which commercial transactions are conducted in Sri Lanka.

CINEO C2020

Wincor Nixdorf has unwrapped its new automated teller machine (ATM) on the market that enables customers to withdraw cash using a smart phone or a near-field communications (NFC) card. The system’s innovative design is intended to appeal especially to digital natives who have grown up with digital and mobile technologies.