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

Voice Recognition and Financial Services Applications Come Together

Voice Recognition and Financial Services Applications Come Together

BioConnect and VoiceVault inked a partnership to integrate VoiceVault’s voice recognition software with the BioConnect Identity Platform mobile solution. The BioConnect and VoiceVault partnership will transform identity verification; users respond to a short visual or audio prompt with their spoken voice as part of one central, scalable Identity Platform that encompasses multiple biometric types. The…

Briefs: INTEL; BMO; VANTIV; and WU.

In Other News: INTEL (Visa); BMO (MasterCard); VANTIV (products); and WU (omni-channel). INTEL – Intel and Visa inked a collaboration agreement to help bring world-class payment and data security technologies to the growing world of connected devices—from personal computers and mobile devices, to intelligent appliances and wearable technologies. With the spectrum of commerce growing in…

New Gateway Empowers OEM Pay Mobile Wallets Tokenization

Netherlands-based Rambus Bell ID has launched Token Gateway to enable issuing banks to manage tokenization activity for the ‘OEM Pay’ mobile wallets through a single software platform. This significantly simplifies and consolidates integration with the multiple token service providers (TSPs) operated by third parties, like international and domestic payment programs. With the Rambus Bell ID…

Mobile Prestaging of Cardless ATM Cash Withdrawals

ATM, mobile banking, and mobile payments are converging for ever-more convenient customer interaction with banks and credit unions. Cross-channel features have been deployed as well as expanded interoperability with various front- and back-office systems. In new research, 2016 ATM Market Benchmark Report, Mercator Advisory Group describes examples such as mobile prestaging of cardless ATM cash…

Acquisitions Drives U.S. Bank Credit Card Portfolio in 3Q/16

Acquisitions Drives U.S. Bank Credit Card Portfolio in 3Q/16

U.S. Bank (USB)’s Payment Services division reports explosive year-on-year (YOY) growth in consumer credit card gross dollar volume (GDV), as well as a substantial YOY gain in credit card outstandings (OUT) for the third quarter (3Q/16). Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate, government and purchasing card services, consumer…