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

Visa Quick Chip Now Running in California

Visa Quick Chip Now Running in California

Visa’s new Quick Chip technology is now running at a chain of seven natural grocery stores in Northern California. The technology enhancement optimizes EMV1 chip card processing to not only speed up checkout times, but also significantly streamline chip implementation. Index, a retail software company that combines secure payments, measurement, and personalization, has deployed the…

Briefs: BEVRAGE; VIRTUAL PIGGY; VANTIV; and EXPENSEANYWHERE

In Other News: BEVRAGE (rebates); VIRTUAL PIGGY (P2P); VANTIV (PaymentsEdge); EXPENSEANYWHERE (app). BEVRAGE – bevRAGE announced the formal unveiling of its mobile application that delivers instant cash back rebates to consumers purchasing beer, wine and liquor. The new app, which is live today in Apple’s App Store and Google Play, is designed to provide savings…

Visa & MC to Use clearXchange for US Debit

Visa & MC to Use clearXchange for US Debit

Early Warning has signed an agreement with Visa to enable person-to-person (P2P) payments on its clearXchange network using U.S.-issued debit cards through the Visa Direct platform. Also it will leverage Mastercard Send to enable U.S. debit card holders to send and receive money through the clearXchange network. Early Warning’s clearXchange network currently enables customers of…

Baker Hill Launching AppGen

Baker Hill Launching AppGen

Baker Hill is launching on August 15th, AppGen, which allows consumers and small businesses to apply for credit cards and loans from any location leveraging a responsive design. AppGen allows financial institutions to launch or strengthen online and mobile lending channels to grow application volume. Loan applicants access a financial institution’s website or digital loan…