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

GPN & Samsung Pay

Global Payments (GPN) is offering its merchants in the USA the ability to accept Samsung Pay, a simple and safe mobile payment service that works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card. As a Samsung Pay-qualified payment provider, Global Payments’ robust suite of payment solutions is fully enabled for acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of Samsung Pay.

PayPal & TRC

PayPal says it received notice of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 3 million shares of PayPal’s common stock at a price of $32.80 per share in cash. The offering price is 4.6 percent below the closing price per share of PayPal’s common stock on September 9, 2015, the last trading day before the offer was commenced. The offer is for approximately 0.25 percent of the outstanding shares of PayPal’s common stock.