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

While Ready - Consumer Embrace of Biometrics is Cautious

While Ready – Consumer Embrace of Biometrics is Cautious

Securing card and mobile wallet transactions while meeting customer’s demands for streamlined experiences requires a variety of solutions that reach beyond what happens at the payment terminal. Today Javelin Strategy & Research released The Future of Cardholder Verification Methods: Beyond Chip and Signature, which explores an array of authentication solutions for point-of-sale incorporating rich customer…

Restaurant Operators Dealing with Biggest Technology Shift Since 80s

Restaurant Operators Dealing with Biggest Technology Shift Since 80s

GA-based Agilysys announced availability of The 2016 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant Management and POS Systems, published by Starfleet Research. Based on exhaustive industry research, the document reveals how food and beverage service operators are looking to next-generation point-of-sale technology to improve efficiency, enhance guest satisfaction and increase revenue. According to the study, today’s restaurant…

Entrata and Visa Team to Lower Processing Costs for Landlords

Entrata and Visa Team to Lower Processing Costs for Landlords

Entrata inked a strategic alliance with Visa to introduce an improved payment and authorization program to the multifamily industry. The resulting program introduces a lower cost payment method for Visa debit card holders and reduces the number of steps it takes to authorize and process rent payments. Entrata says high, restrictive fees and cumbersome processing…

Business Owners Frustrated With Excessive Federal Regulations

Business Owners Frustrated With Excessive Federal Regulations

According to new research, 52% of small business owners rank the “cost of health insurance” as a critical problem.  That figure is virtually unchanged from four years ago. Furthermore, all of the top problems for small businesses relate directly to excessive federal regulation and taxation.” The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released its quadrennial…

Briefs: UATP; SUPERCOM; HOYOS; and USAT

In Other News: UATP (Affirm); SUPERCOM (Nofshonit); HOYOS (Veridium); and USAT (FreshBrew). UATP – UATP has teamed up with Affirm, an innovative financial services provider, to provide technology that will allow airlines’ customers to purchase airfare in flexible installments, without a credit card. The partnership builds upon UATP’s payment technology platform providing speed to market for…