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

Citi Apple Pay

Citi cardmembers will have another way to pay with their Citi card at their fingertips with Apple Pay. Citi cardmembers will have the option to pay with their eligible Citi credit or debit card using their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Whether they are buying in stores or online from merchants in apps, payment happens in a single touch and Citi cardmembers will soon have another option to make purchases easily. In October, Citi will be introducing to U.S. credit and debit cardmembers the ability to add their eligible Citi card to Apple Pay, which will transform mobile payments, creating an easy way to make purchases.

FDC & Profit Insight

First Data and PROFIT INSIGHT announced a revenue assurance and enhancement collaboration that can help banks generate as much as $5 to $10 per active account annually in incremental revenue. First Data and PROFIT INSIGHT together developed the revenue assurance system to deliver greater returns to First Data payment platform clients. The solution combines the proven stability, scalability and flexibility of First Data’s solutions such as the flagship VisionPLUS software with the insight and experience of PROFIT INSIGHT financial consultants, to create platform-specific solutions that are easy to implement and quickly align with clients’ requirements. As payments experts, First Data and PROFIT INSIGHT have a deep understanding of the processes and systems that drive banking profitability.