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

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…

Merger Deal Done - Diebold Nixdorf Arrives with a New Brand Identity

Merger Deal Done – Diebold Nixdorf Arrives with a New Brand Identity

Diebold Nixdorf is off and running after a successful merger. Diebold Nixdorf is providing a glimpse into its future with a new brand identity and website — www.DieboldNixdorf.com. The names of the two companies’ founders comprise the primary logo, a word mark with a progressive color scheme nodding proudly to a history of innovation. Another…

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s UBL Offers MasterCard QR Payment Service

Pakistan’s United Bank Limited (UBL) has launched the Masterpass QR digital payment service in partnership with Mastercard. As the country’s first interoperable digital payment service, Masterpass QR allows consumers to use their mobile banking app to pay for in-store, bill payments (invoices) and for delivery with one secure account. The service is expected to benefit a…