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

QSR Online Ordering Boosts Tickets by 26%

QSR Online Ordering Boosts Tickets by 26%

A new study found 40% of frequent restaurant visitors prefer to order online, and spend 26% more per online order at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and 13% more in casual and fast casual establishments.   The Deloitte Consulting report: “The restaurant of the future: Creating the next-generation customer experience,” uncovers the options that surveyed restaurant…

OT and Toppan Buddy to Offer a Dynamic Cryptogram Payment Card

OT and Toppan Buddy to Offer a Dynamic Cryptogram Payment Card

Oberthur Technologies and Japan’s Toppan Printing a partnership to provide Japanese cardholders with OT MOTION CODE, a dynamic cryptogram payment card, and with COSMO OTP, a payment card that generates One-time passwords (OTP). The OT MOTION CODE solution provides an extra layer of security for e-commerce. The technology replaces the static printed 3-digit security code…

Visa University Opens in Singapore

Visa University Opens in Singapore

Visa announced the opening of the first international campus of Visa University at its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.  The purpose-built facility in Singapore features flexible classroom space, breakout rooms for small-group learning and lounge space for informal networking. It also boasts cutting edge video conferencing technology, which extends the reach of Visa University Singapore…

Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram's MTaaS platform

Walmart Upgrades to MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform

MoneyGram and Walmart have beefed-up their online money transfer platform with the new MTaaS platform powered by MoneyGram. The new platform offers customers new features and a streamlined experience when sending money through Walmart.moneygram.com.  The upgraded Walmart.Moneygram.com site is built on MoneyGram’s MTaaS platform (Money Transfer as a Service).   MTaaS extends the same innovative and convenient…

Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Essential Systems Solutions and MobileBytes Partner

Frederick, MD-based Essential Systems Solutions has budded with MobileBytes, an EMV capable iPad POS technology company. Partnering with MobileBytes will give ESS the unique opportunity to offer a full featured, cloud based, POS system for iPad. The high quality MobileBytes solution is designed for a variety of food & beverage environments. From bars & nightclubs,…

New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

New MasterCard IR Exec Takes Over from Barbara Gasper

Mastercard has ankled Warren Kneeshaw as executive vice president of investor relations, effective November 1, 2016. This appointment comes as Barbara Gasper announced she will retire from MasterCard at the end of the year. Kneeshaw joined MasterCard on September 6 from Qualcomm, where he was vice president of investor relations, serving as the company’s primary…