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:


Discover’s (DFS) financial performance will face downward pressure from a number of factors including increased competition, normalizing credit performance and heightened legal and compliance expenses this year. However, operating performance for DFS’ credit card Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) is likely to remain strong in 2015, despite a decline in net income last year.

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Jumio & Optimal

Optimal Payments has integrated Jumio’s Netverify online and mobile ID document authentication service into its NETELLER stored value service. The deal will enable consumers to make instant and secure payments online in a variety of sectors including entertainment, gaming, retail, financial services, travel and digital content using Jumio’s ID verification technology.