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

Viewpost to Integrate Visa Virtual Commercial Cards Payments

B2B payments specialist Viewpost has inked a major partnership with Visa to bring electronic business payments to Viewpost’s small to medium-sized business clients (SMBs). By using Visa virtual commercial cards through their participating financial institutions, SMBs will increase automation, convenience and security for their B2B transactions. Viewpost’s SMB customers will be able to benefit from…

Mastercard Acquires Biometric Digital and Mobile Payments Fraud Fighter

Mastercard has inked an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company helping businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators. The Internet of Things is creating a more digitally-driven and digitally-connected world, with an estimated 50 billion smart devices to be in use across the globe by 2020. While such…

MoneyonMobile Lands a Huge Electricity Bill Payments Contract in India

India’s MoneyOnMobile has inked a Bill Collection Agreement with BSES Yamuna Power, to enable 1.6 million customers the ability to pay their electricity bills through any of MoneyOnMobile’s 330,000 retail outlets or through MoneyOnMobile’s mobile wallet app. BSES Yamuna Power supplies electricity in Central and East Delhi, the capital of India, covering an area of approximately 200…

Brick & Mortar Clothing Showroom Offers Try-in-Store Buy Online – Bagless Shopping

Finer Fields’ physical store will “showroom” emerging fashion, design and lifestyle brands for home delivery. Dismissing storage of any sellable inventory, the storefront will only carry a brand’s sample product line for consumers to try in-store, and then buy on the Finer Fields’ mobile POS for online purchase for home delivery to give customers bag free…

Citi Unloads its Merchant Acquiring Customer Portfolio

Wirecard recently inked a deal to purchase the customer portfolio of Citi’s merchant acquiring business in 11 markets in Asia Pacific (APAC). The purchase includes the entire customers for merchant acquiring services in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand. The portfolio comprises a long-standing and reputable client…

BitConnect Coin Cryptocurrency Gains Serious Traction in First Two Months

BitConnect Coin (BCC) reports a new record high, in terms of value and market capitalization. BitConnect Coin (BCC) is an open source, peer-to-peer, community driven decentralized cryptocurrency that allows people to store, invest their wealth and even earn a substantial interest on the balance stored in the wallets. BitConnect Coin launched 11th of January, 2017. According to…