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:

PowaTag & 2(X)IST

Men’s fashion brand 2(X)IST via “Virtual Stores” has partnered with innovative mobile platform PowaTag to transform the way people shop.
Millions of passersby in December will be able to browse and purchase the latest 2(X)IST underwear ranges by using their phone to scan tags on virtual storefronts across key locations in the heart of the city making ordinary street corners a virtual marketplace for 2(X)IST.

Nets Skandia Contract

Nets announced its latest partnership with Skandia Bank to oversee its issuing services for its payment cards. For Skandia’s bank this means becoming part of a larger IT infrastructure and therefore avoiding having to develop and maintain complicated IT systems themselves. For Nets, this contract is another important step into the Swedish banking market. All services provided are core Card services which Nets already supplies to a large number of banks in Norway, Finland, Denmark and the Baltic countries.