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

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…

New Gateway Empowers OEM Pay Mobile Wallets Tokenization

Netherlands-based Rambus Bell ID has launched Token Gateway to enable issuing banks to manage tokenization activity for the ‘OEM Pay’ mobile wallets through a single software platform. This significantly simplifies and consolidates integration with the multiple token service providers (TSPs) operated by third parties, like international and domestic payment programs. With the Rambus Bell ID…

Mobile Prestaging of Cardless ATM Cash Withdrawals

ATM, mobile banking, and mobile payments are converging for ever-more convenient customer interaction with banks and credit unions. Cross-channel features have been deployed as well as expanded interoperability with various front- and back-office systems. In new research, 2016 ATM Market Benchmark Report, Mercator Advisory Group describes examples such as mobile prestaging of cardless ATM cash…

Acquisitions Drives U.S. Bank Credit Card Portfolio in 3Q/16

Acquisitions Drives U.S. Bank Credit Card Portfolio in 3Q/16

U.S. Bank (USB)’s Payment Services division reports explosive year-on-year (YOY) growth in consumer credit card gross dollar volume (GDV), as well as a substantial YOY gain in credit card outstandings (OUT) for the third quarter (3Q/16). Payment Services includes consumer and business credit cards, stored-value cards, debit cards, corporate, government and purchasing card services, consumer…

New BuyWay Platform Unifies Merchants, Service and Consumers

FIS has launched BuyWay, a mobile payments platform that unites all points of contact within a transaction to deliver seamless, secure, personalized shopping experiences at thousands of gas stations and convenience stores across the nation. Future installations will extend mobile payments to multiple market segments, including parking garages, restaurants and unattended kiosks. BuyWay acts as…