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

Biyo & PalmSecure

Fujitsu Frontech North America front-end solutions announced today that Biyo LLC (formerly PulseWallet), the innovative Point of Sale (POS) electronic transaction provider, entered into an agreement relating to Biyo’s Digital Wallet for retail POS electronic transactions. Digital Wallets are POS systems that store a shopper’s credit cards, reward cards, coupons and loyalty discounts for access and use during an electronic transaction performed at a retail store. The Biyo system uses Fujitsu PalmSecure® biometric technology to positively identify and authenticate retail customers and connect them to their stored information as part of the payment authorization process. PalmSecure technology relies on award-winning Fujitsu palm vein biometric technology. The Fujitsu family of biometric solutions, including PalmSecure® sensors, PalmSecure for SSO (single sign-on) and the PalmEntry™ Physical Access Control system, all utilize the award-winning technology.

CSI Announces Tokenisation Solution

Computer Services end-to-end technology solutions now supports tokenization capabilities for all CSI debit and credit issuers. Tokenization enables CSI customers to fully participate with all leading mobile wallet providers, including the recently announced Apple Pay™ service, by creating a digital payment token to replace the consumer’s personal account number (PAN). CSI customers also can provide their cardholders with enhanced security through the tokenization of the payment credentials. CSI’s fully integrated payment and mobile banking services empower financial institutions to deliver a secure mobile commerce experience to consumers. Additional mobile card services include CSI’s Card On/Off functionality, giving consumers greater control over their cards, and mobile remote deposit capture (RDC).

Visa Litigation Fund

Visa has deposit $450 million into the litigation escrow account previously established under the Company’s retrospective responsibility plan (the “Plan”). Under the terms of the Plan, when the Company funds the litigation escrow account, the value of the Company’s Class B shares – which are held exclusively by U.S. financial institutions and their affiliates and successors – are subject to dilution through an adjustment to the conversion rate of the shares of class B common stock to shares of class A common stock.

Virgin Money Chairman

Glen Moreno was appointed as Chairman Designate of Virgin Money and will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate. Glen Moreno is presently Chairman of Pearson PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity International Limited. He has more than four decades experience in business and finance. His earlier positions include serving as Deputy Chairman of The Financial Reporting Council, Senior Independent Director at Lloyds Banking Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc and Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments Limited, the company set up by HM Treasury to manage the government’s shareholdings in UK banks.

Visa Tokens

Visa Token Service has been launched. The new service replaces sensitive payment account information found on plastic cards with a digital account number or “token”. Because “tokens” do not carry a consumer’s payment account details, such as the 16-digit account number, they can be safely stored by online merchants or on mobile devices to facilitate e-commerce and mobile payments.