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

Wallet One e-wallet

Wallet One (W1) international payment system has launched its multi-currency e-wallet via franchising model, available on web interface and mobile applications. It meets all requirements of the national regulations and supports all key features of the W1 international payment system. Via the e-wallet Georgian users can pay more than 350 local service providers, adjust automatic recurring payments, provide p2p money transfers to friends and family. The product supports over 100 methods of topping- up the wallet and money withdrawal.

Ukash & EPA

Ukash payments is further affirming its influential role in the payments sector with the selection of its Chief Executive, David Hunter, to join the advisory board of the Emerging Payments Association (EPA). The EPA was set up by a group of influential companies and individuals to represent those in emerging payments who wanted to shape their future. The board is focused on creating a global hotspot for payments innovation in the UK; ensuring an innovation-friendly regulatory regime; and enabling direct access to clearing and settlement at the Bank of England.

ICICI Pockets

India’s ICICI Bank launched ‘Pockets by ICICI Bank’ app allowing NRI customers to access their bank accounts on Facebook. Tapping the convenience of banking while on social media, customers can carry out important tasks through this app which include viewing account summary, E-statement as well as a mini statement of ICICI Bank India NRE/ NRO savings bank account. A customer can access the application by logging in with his Facebook user ID and searching for ‘Pockets by ICICI Bank’. He/she will have to register for the app to activate and start using it.

Wallet One

Wallet One (W1) international payment system has launched its multi-currency e-wallet via franchising model. The product is available on web interface and mobile applications (both for iOS and Android). It provides country-adapted interface, meets all requirements of the national regulations, and supports all key features of the W1 international payment system. Via the e-wallet users can pay more than 350 local service providers and supports over 100 methods of topping- up the wallet and money withdrawal.