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

HPS Q2/15

NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems (HPS) reported Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) transaction processing volume was a quarterly record $23.8 billion for Q2/15, up 16.5% from the second quarter of 2014, the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit acceleration. Quarterly net revenue was a record $203.9 million, up 27.9% from the second quarter of 2014, with organic net revenue growth of 12.5% for the quarter.