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

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital & Google Play Integrate for MNO Payments

SLA Digital, an international digital services company offering direct operator billing to mobile network operators (MNO), says its first integration with Google Play is now live. Axiologix says its joint venture, SLA Digital, says an existing global mobile operator partner of SLA Digital is using SLA’s proprietary Digital Services Platform to launch its Carrier Billing…

Other News PAYJUNCTION; TESCO; 3DCART; and CXC

In Other News: PAYJUNCTION (office); TESCO (MasterCard); 3DCART (update); and CXC (Qwil). PAYJUNCTION – PayJunction, answering strong demand for its electronic payment processing software and financial services, opened the doors to a new office space in Santa Barbara, CA. Between the original State Street headquarters and new Carillo office, PayJunction now occupies 15,000 square feet…

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Fran’s Stinking Rose Goes Elavon EMV

San Francisco’s super prized restaurant, The Stinking Rose, specializing in all things garlic, has leaped into the new normal of accepting Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) payments by becoming EMV certified, thanks to Elavon. U.S. Bank’s Elavon is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and integrated its Simplify EMV solution within Oracle’s Point-of-Sale…

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

Mobile Money Payments to Triple by 2022

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile money service users worldwide are set to break the 1 billion mark by the end of 2016, equating to 20% of unique mobile users. According to a new forecast from Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Payment Service, mobile money transactions will more than double from US$200 billion in value in 2016 to…

VersaPay & Terradatum Team for Invoices

VersaPay & Terradatum Team for Invoices

VersaPay has been selected by Terradatum to supply ARC it’s cloud based invoicing and accounts receivable automation platform. Terradatum provides real estate technology software solutions. “We are pleased that Terradatum has chosen VersaPay to work with. As a technology company themselves they quickly recognized the benefits of collaborating online with their customers and enabling them…

MasterCard & Apple Pay Hit Switzerland & Hong Kong

MasterCard & Apple Pay Hit Switzerland & Hong Kong

MasterCard is bringing ApplePay to its Swiss and Hong Kong customers and cardholders. MasterCard contactless (NFC) in Switzerland has more than 100,000 locations including Migros, Coop or Kiosks. More than 3 million contactless purchases are made every month, up 100% compared to the previous year. MasterCard is working with several Swiss banks and card issuers to enable…

Walmart Kicks Visa Out of Canada Stores in July

Walmart Kicks Visa Out of Canada Stores in July

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Walmart Canada is gearing up for a war with Visa as the retail behemoth is now informing customers it will cease accepting Visa cards starting mid-July. Walmart Canada says Visa fees are “unacceptably high.” Walmart Canada says it pays over $100 million in fees annually to accept credit cards. WALMART NOTICE:…