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

Lloyds ESPO Framework

Payment collection specialist allpay will provide Bill Payment services to Lloyds Bank as part of the bank’s selection to the newly launched ESPO public sector banking framework. Lloyds has been selected alongside two other banks to offer a range of banking solutions as part of the framework, especially designed to help UK local authorities, central government, schools, social housing providers, police, NHS, and all other public sector organisations with their banking requirements.

CMB & NCR Dynamic eLock

China Merchants Bank has selected NCR’s Dynamic eLock Management solution to help the bank centralize the management of safe box keys and passwords across its over 10,000 unit ATM network. Specially designed for the China market, NCR Dynamic eLock management solution restricts the access to an ATM’s safe boxes to only authorized users with an IC smart key and a one-time password.

FIGFCU & Fiserv DNA

Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union (FIGFCU) has selected Fiserv’s DNA account processing platform and a host of complementary Fiserv solutions as technology cornerstones for its future growth. Developed using contemporary, standards-based components, DNA provides FIGFCU with 24/7 real-time processing, scalability and robust retail, mortgage and commercial banking capabilities.

KnockOut 2014

PSCU, the top U.S. credit union service organization is setting up an full geek, all-night, marathon-style innovation competition to solve today’s most pressing financial service issues for credit unions in just 24 hours. Knockout 2014 is an innovative team event that allows credit unions to stay relevant in the marketplace by quickly meeting the needs of today’s consumers.

Rob Reeg

CardWeb’s CardExecs database today spotlights Rob Reeg, president, MasterCard Technologies & Operations (MTO). He oversees the strategic processing platform, global network and quality of technology operations at MasterCard Worldwide. Based at the MTO headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Reeg serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Global NFC POS

The Global NFC POS Terminals market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 57.9% between 2013 and 2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing penetration of NFC-based mobile handsets. Terminals have also been witnessing the increasing penetration of NFC POS terminals in the transportation sector for ticketing transactions.