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

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

S&P Average Correlates with Card Profits

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit card profits have rebounded nicely during the recovery period following the Great Recession. According to R.K. Hammer’s Card Knowledge Factory, the pre-tax ROA (return on assets) for credit cards, during the Great Recession (2008-2009) averaged 2.88% (between 1.50% and 4.25%), while the S&P 500 averaged 1009, (2008 EOY at 903…

Intellicheck Lands Patent for Biometrics

Intellicheck Lands Patent for Biometrics

Intellicheck Mobilisa has been awarded a U.S. Patent that governs the two-factor fingerprint biometric identity process that authenticates an identity card with embedded fingerprint biometric information and the live biometric information of a person presenting the card. The patent has sweeping implications because it covers the process at the heart of the leading biometric fingerprint…

Mozido & MoneyGram Launch Mobile Wallets

Mozido & MoneyGram Launch Mobile Wallets

Mozido is powering international remittances for mobile wallet users in Sri Lanka.  Mozido has partnered with MoneyGram in this groundbreaking service. Mobile customers of Dialog, Etisalat and Hutch in Sri Lanka registered with eZ Cash, the world’s first inter-operable mobile money service, can now receive international remittances through their eZ Cash mobile wallet. This provides…

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

Credit Card & Overall Decline in Spending

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit spending growth slipped downward in May to 2.4% while SIG and PIN debit each increased slightly over April. According to aggregate same store sales activity in the First Data Point of Sale Network, was impacted by performance in Food Services & Drinking Places, Food & Beverage Stores, Travel, and General…

my Alpha Wallet Integrates MasterPass in Greece

my Alpha Wallet Integrates MasterPass in Greece

Alpha Bank has become the first bank to offer MasterPass service to Greek customers, bringing innovation for digital and mobile purchases. Over 5,000 online retailers in Greece have recognized the new business opportunities e-commerce has to offer and have already enrolled for MasterPass, thanks to payments acceptance implementation provided by Alpha Bank, Eurobank and Piraeus Bank, the…