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

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.