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

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,…

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…