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

Western Union & Eurogiro

Western Union extended its exclusive agreement with Eurogiro, with scope to allow its members greater access to the full range of Western Union Money Transfer® services including digital offerings. Eurogiro is a global payment network for national postal organisations, post banks, commercial banks and other payment service providers. Eurogiro offers the exclusive Western Union® money-in-minutes service – as part of a portfolio of cross border payment services to 35 of its members. Western Union is harnessing its system with modifications to link cash and digital transfers between retail Agent locations, mobile phones, prepaid cards, online and traditional bank accounts and ATM.

Softcard Partners on Apple Pay tech

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] When our company was founded, our vision was to develop a simple wallet app that consumers could use on any device, anywhere with any card. To deliver on that promise, we selected NFC as the best technology that was secure, simple and open to innovation. We think that today’s announcement by…

Millicom Kalixa JV

Millicom and Kalixa announced the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance services for both businesses and consumers, including payment gateway and point of sale solutions for merchants as well as 1-click payment and eWallet provision for online customers.