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

Top 4 U.S. Issuers Card Yield Slips a Bit Except Capital One

Top 4 U.S. Issuers Card Yield Slips a Bit Except Capital One

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The average yield among the nations’s Top 4 bank credit card issuers declined 9 basis points (bps) sequentially at 11.49% for the first quarter (1Q/16), compared to 11.58% for the prior quarter, and 11.54% for 1Q/15. Capital One (COF), continues to lead the Top 4 with a 14.43% 1Q/16 yield while…

Briefs: CSI; PACE; WORLD PATENT; and ZAPPOROO

In Other News: CSI (partnerships); PACE (@Pay); WORLD PATENT (Change Card); and ZAPPOROO (Automaticard). CSI – CSI globalVCard is expanding its global partnership operations team to support the company’s growing network of strategic FinTech partnerships. This team will be moved from the company’s Southwest Florida headquarters to the recently opened Dallas, Texas office, which is…

Cardinal Commerce Racks Up More than 60 Global Payment Patents

Cardinal Commerce Racks Up More than 60 Global Payment Patents

CardinalCommerce has significantly expanded its global patent portfolio. The company’s U.S. and international patent portfolio now totals 63 issued patents, with a dozen new patents recently granted from five countries. Cardinal’s patents include sophisticated technology, architecture, engineering and applied sciences to protect its business and provide a safe haven for its Customers and Partners. Cardinal…

C-Connect has Launched Ippin an Online Shopping Mall

C-Connect has Launched Ippin an Online Shopping Mall

C-Connect, the retail e-commerce company selling printer inks and sanitary napkins, has launched “Ippin” – the Online Shopping Mall specialized in direct sales and distribution from Japan to foreign countries. “Ippin” not only sells “Made in Japan” products but also high–quality “Produced by Japan” and “Popular in Japan” items, enabling customers to purchase directly from…

Briefs: AMEX; TO-INCREASE; GPN; and CLEARENT

In Other News: AMEX (rewards); TO-INCREASE (ERP); GPN (Singapore); and CLEARENT (buttons). AMEX – To celebrate 25 years of the Membership Rewards program, American Express debuted the Anniversary Collection, a curated collection of premium entertainment, sports and dining experiences, all available with Membership Rewards points. The collection opens up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for Card Members, with…

PayVector’s New Owners Add Best-of-Breed Fraud Prevention

PayVector’s New Owners Add Best-of-Breed Fraud Prevention

The PayVector payment processing gateway is in the new hands of Guildford, UK-based ai Corporation from Iridium Corporation. The PayVector gateway processes payments for 38,000 merchants & £2 billion transactions per year. The acquisition will bring together best-of-breed fraud prevention with multi-channel payment processing. PayVector was founded in 2007 to offer a wide range of…

MasterCard Promotes Julie Yang to Oversee Chinese Market

MasterCard Promotes Julie Yang to Oversee Chinese Market

MasterCard is beefing-up its market in China with promotions and new hires. Julie Yang will become Senior Vice President, Core Business, China. Shawn Zheng will join MasterCard as Senior Vice President, Account Management, MasterCard China. Grace Chan will be appointed as Senior Business Leader, China Consumer Products Lead, Product Management. Regina Cheung, will join MasterCard…