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

FDC Q1/15

First Data reported its Merchant Solutions segment revenue for Q1/15 was $888 million, up 4% year-on-year (YOY), adversely impacted by 1% due to the sale of Electronic Funds Source (EFS). Merchant acquiring revenue increased 6% YOY due to transaction growth and revenue from the Company’s merchant suite of solutions.