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

Google’s Android Pay Partners with Visa Checkout for Payments

Visa Checkout is opening its platform to partners – allowing them to integrate the easy and secure payment service into digital wallets for online payments. Google’s Android Pay will take advantage of this new open platform by offering Visa Checkout to their consumers for online purchases. Issuers, digital wallets and payment app providers will have…

Verifone’s V400m Offers Hand-Held Advanced Commerce Capabilities

Verifone has unveiled the world’s smallest, full-functioning, portable payment device. The new V400m is intuitive, connected, and commerce-enabled, bringing experiences to the customer wherever they are. A part of the fully-integrated, Linux-based Verifone Engage family, the V400m is a result of the strategy at Verifone to offer new value at the POS by increasing loyalty…

Excentus Intros an Electronic Punch-Card Loyalty Program

Excentus, a provider of loyalty marketing and technology services, and Verifone have jointly developed a solution to enable merchants using Verifone Commander Site Controller to offer their customers an electronic punch-card loyalty program. It will work with a simple-to-use mobile application for Apple iOS and Android operating systems as part of the standard Commander offering.…

Voice Recognition and Financial Services Applications Come Together

Voice Recognition and Financial Services Applications Come Together

BioConnect and VoiceVault inked a partnership to integrate VoiceVault’s voice recognition software with the BioConnect Identity Platform mobile solution. The BioConnect and VoiceVault partnership will transform identity verification; users respond to a short visual or audio prompt with their spoken voice as part of one central, scalable Identity Platform that encompasses multiple biometric types. The…

Briefs: INTEL; BMO; VANTIV; and WU.

In Other News: INTEL (Visa); BMO (MasterCard); VANTIV (products); and WU (omni-channel). INTEL – Intel and Visa inked a collaboration agreement to help bring world-class payment and data security technologies to the growing world of connected devices—from personal computers and mobile devices, to intelligent appliances and wearable technologies. With the spectrum of commerce growing in…