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:

Scotia ATM Protection

Scotia Security Group has announced its intention to enter the US market with its ATM Cassette Guard device for protecting staff during cash replenishment. ATM Cassette Guard restricts access to the ATM’s cash cassettes during cash replenishment; programmable access codes and a full audit trail ensure complete access traceability, so the opportunity for fraud is extremely low. Integrated security features defend against physical attacks including thermal, cutting and explosives. Scotia Security Group has earned an enviable reputation for advanced banking security products; its customer list includes most major UK banks, many multi – national banks operating in the UK and several building societies. ATM Cassette Guard can be installed very quickly and easily; it uses existing fixing points so downtime is minimal and servicing can be carried out as normal.

FirstBank P2P

The second largest bank by deposits in Colorado and largest locally owned bank, today announced a person-to-person (P2P) payments system as the newest tool in its robust mobile banking application. With this addition, FirstBank becomes the most recent bank to offer P2P payments through the clearXchange network, providing customers with an easy way to send and receive money via their mobile devices.

Dynacart Acquisition

Kohli Ventures acquired Dynacart Solutions payments processing company. The Group has acquired the Dynacart equity previously owned by a major investment management house in Liechtenstein; following this transaction, Kohli Ventures owns the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the business. Kohli Ventures had first invested in Dynacart in 2011 after being attracted by its potential to act as a disruptor in the payments industry through its easy-to-use and secure payments gateway solution. Dynacart offers easy and secure online payment processing products for merchants to accept payments online, connecting customers with international banks and financial institutions to facilitate electronic transactions – users simply embed snippets of code on the website of any online store.