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

Retailers Plan to Utilize an Order Management System Across Channels

Retailers Plan to Utilize an Order Management System Across Channels

About 56% of retailers indicate their top digital priority is to create a consistent brand experience across channels. Retailers understand that consumers expect a personalized, seamless experience wherever, whenever and however they shop and they are focused on delivering a unified experience. According to the BRP 2016 Digital Commerce Survey, today’s unified commerce imperative moves…

Hispanics Solidly Embrace Mobile Banking

Hispanics Solidly Embrace Mobile Banking

New research reveals Hispanic consumers are significantly more likely to engage with mobile to manage their finances, with 78% using a mobile banking app, compared to approximately half of non-Hispanics. Nearly three-quarters of the Hispanic community cite digital as their primary method of banking. Bank of America’s ‘Trends in Consumer Mobility Report’, reveals similar insights…

Germany’s solarisBank and MasterCard Buddy for the Future

Germany’s solarisBank and MasterCard Buddy for the Future

Berlin-based solarisBank, the world’s first independent banking platform, and MasterCard have teamed for an in-depth partnership to drive innovation in the digital banking industry. Receiving the Principal Membership status, solarisBank will now operate at Mastercard’s highest issuer level, with access to Mastercard’s entire product portfolio. Both companies have agreed to collaborate on the development of banking…

hhgregg Renews Synchrony Credit Card Contract

hhgregg Renews Synchrony Credit Card Contract

Synchrony Financial has inked a multi-year renewal of its program to provide consumer financing for hhgregg, a specialty retailer of home appliances, televisions, computers and tablets, consumer electronics, home furnishings, mattresses and related services. Synchrony has provided a consumer financing program for hhgregg through the hhgregg Credit Card for more than 17 years. Qualifying cardholders…