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

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…

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto & RioCard Implement Contactless Ticket Wristbands

Gemalto has teamed with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother travel in any mode of transportation (bus, ferry, subway and train) for more than 10 million residents and visitors to Brazil’s second largest…

UnionPay Mobile QuickPass Enters North America

UnionPay Mobile QuickPass Enters North America

China’s UnionPay reports a number of daily-spending merchants in Canada start to accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass, which marks the debut of the service in North America. Previously, there have been over 220,000 POS terminals in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia that accept UnionPay mobile QuickPass. The merchants accepting mobile QuickPass this…

Bank Audi and Verifone Team for Cashless Payment Solutions

Bank Audi and Verifone Team for Cashless Payment Solutions

Bank Audi, Lebanon’s largest bank, has teamed with Verifone to provide thousands of merchants with point-of-sale (POS) devices designed to bring new payment and commerce capabilities to the country’s expanding retail market. The deal is part of the country’s retail infrastructure upgrade. Supporting Bank Audi’s merchant services in both countertop and mobile retail sales environments,…