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

Briefs: FLEETCOR; CNVA; BLUESNAP; and MOZIDO

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TouchSuite Lightning Register Now Available for Android Devices

TouchSuite Lightning Register Now Available for Android Devices

TouchSuite has rolled-out its highly-advanced Lightning Register, now available on any Android device or on Poynt’s Smart Terminal, as a featured register option. Small to mid-sized business owners can now accept EMV credit cards, magnetic swipes, NFC payments (such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet) and cash with Lightning Register. Additionally, Lightning Register includes…

Retailers Seek Seamless M-Wallet Experience for Consumers

Retailers Seek Seamless M-Wallet Experience for Consumers

About 40% of the U.S. population have used a mobile wallet for their retail purchases. App-based payment solutions, mobile payments and the Internet of Things are resulting in consumers developing different expectations of their shopping experience, moving towards online and app-based payment solutions. Article – About 40% of the U.S. population have used a mobile…

Virtual Biometric IDs - The Next Wave

Virtual Biometric IDs – The Next Wave

A new study has found biometric “physical” identity credentials will begin to be replaced by next generation “virtual” credentials securely stored in mobile devices and accessed via biometric authentication. And, by 2030, today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete. Acuity Market Intelligence estimates that by 2022, annual production of smart, biometric “physical” identity credentials – including ePassports,…