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

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…

Cubic Lands Miami-Dade DTPW Contract

Cubic Lands Miami-Dade DTPW Contract

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) was awarded a $33 million contract from the Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to modernize the Cubic-supplied EASY Card revenue management system and provide 10 years of back office cloud computing and support services. The systems enhancement project provides a significant technology refresh and expansion of customer…

WISeKey Acquires INSIDE Secure

WISeKey Acquires INSIDE Secure

WISeKey International has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the semiconductor technology and business of INSIDE Secure, a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices. The acquisition and technology integration will create the first ever comprehensive trusted end-to-end cybersecurity platform for people and objects (IoT). Following this acquisition, WISeKey’s cybersecurity offerings…

TAP Portal Certified Newest Epson Printer

TAP Portal Certified Newest Epson Printer

Value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions specialist Epson America announced that TAP Portal, provider of payment business applications, has certified the Epson TM-m10 receipt printer for integration with its processor-agnostic payments app, and joined the Epson EnvisionSM mSelect Partner Program. The joint solution is available from TAP Portal today. As a member of the Envision…