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

LendingTree Acquires CompareCards

LendingTree has acquired Iron Horse Holdings, which does business under the name CompareCards. CompareCards is a leading online source for side-by-side credit card comparison, comprehensive credit education and credit health management. CompareCards provides consumers with one centralized location for pertinent credit card information needed to find the best card for their needs. “CompareCards has an…

Synchrony Rock ’n Rolls Posting a Solid 3Q/16 for Retail Cards

Synchrony Rock ’n Rolls Posting a Solid 3Q/16 for Retail Cards

Synchrony Financial’s retail credit card business revenues posted an 11.2% year-on-year (YOY) gain for the third quarter (3Q/16) to $2.79 billion. Retail card outstandings continue to be aided by the recent acquisition of the BP portfolio during the second quarter. During the quarter Synchrony renewed key relationships – TJX Companies, hhgregg, Nationwide Marketing Group and…

MemberAssist Targets Martial Arts, Fitness and Health Businesses

PA-based Member Solutions, a provider of business management software and solutions including full-service membership billing, payment processing, and advisory services for Martial Arts, Fitness and Health-related businesses, has released MemberAssist, a new mobile application that helps businesses increase member engagement and maximize revenue. The Company says a large percentage of consumers now use smartphones or…