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

Brazil Banks to Rethink Digital Strategy

Brazil Banks to Rethink Digital Strategy

Brazilian banks face the challenge of competing with companies that are different from their traditional and sometimes rigid business models. To reinforce their footprints on the space, some banks have acquired or created partnership, incorporating local commercial banks that have moved to digital banking and online payments in recent years. Brazil’s large banks will have…

Atom Mobile Movie Ticketing Platform

Atom Mobile Movie Ticketing Platform

Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind mobile movie ticketing platform, has expanded its service to moviegoers in more than 70 major metros across the U.S., including: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Baltimore in collaboration with leading exhibitors AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Studio Movie Grill. The growing list of cities with access…

NCR’s Interactive Teller Technology Tops 300 Clients

NCR’s Interactive Teller Technology Tops 300 Clients

NCR announced that the Bank of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, N.C., and Gorham Savings Bank, Gorham, Maine, are the latest financial institutions to deploy NCR Interactive Teller technology. This unique software-driven, hardware-enabled disruptive technology enables consumers to interact via high-quality video and audio with their banks’ remote-based video teller. NCR’s software gives remote tellers full…

Pakistan’s Meezan Bank Inks a HomeSend Agreement

Pakistan’s Meezan Bank Inks a HomeSend Agreement

Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic bank has partnered with HomeSend, a joint venture between MasterCard, eServGlobal and BICS to leverage on HomeSend’s extensive network. Under this agreement, Meezan Bank’s state-of-the-art Home Remittance service, ‘Meezan Easy Remit’ or MEX will start processing HomeSend’s worldwide remittances sent by millions of expatriates and Non Resident Pakistanis (NRPs) around…

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

NCR Launches the Innovation Experience Room

The new NCR Innovation Experience Room, an experiential “playground” gives financial institutions the opportunity to build digital literacy among employees and customers, enabling them to seize current megatrends in ways that are mutually beneficial to the business and their customers. Volksbank eG Schwarzwald Baar Hegau, one of the largest cooperative banks in Germany, is the…

Briefs: ATOM; UNIONPAY; PARKMOBILE; and ACI

In Other News: ATOM (tickets); UNIONPAY (c-store); PARKMOBILE (CT); and ACI (FL). ATOM – Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind mobile movie ticketing platform, expands its service to moviegoers in more than 70 major metros across the U.S., including: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Baltimore in collaboration with leading exhibitors AMC Theatres,…

Mobile Card Control Functionality is Converging

Mobile Card Control Functionality is Converging

Mobile card control functionality is converging at the intersection of fraud management and cardholder empowerment. Not surprisingly, card controls are expanding in an environment driven by people-centric mobile experiences. As a result, consumers are finding their card networks and issuers offering a wide-ranging choice of customized card controls that can be activated at the touch…