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

OT Powers NFC Payments via the Swatch Bellamy Watch

OT Powers NFC Payments via the Swatch Bellamy Watch

Oberthur Technologies (OT) has buddied with Swatch to provide contactless payment to customers in Switzerland via the Swatch Bellamy watch. OT’s FlyBuySE (Secure Element) is fully integrated within Swatch Bellamy watches and provides a high level of security while enabling seamless payments and transactions. OT’s latest portfolio covers a broad range of payment networks and…

Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

Credit Card Usage in Canada to Hover at 1.6% CAGR

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Purchase dollar volume (PDV) in Canada for Visa and MasterCard has been plummeting over the past five quarters, however card issuance in the first quarter (1Q/16) for both networks remained in double-digits year-on-year (YOY). The P&S Market Research’s “Canada Cards and Payments Market – Size, Share, Development, Growth and Forecast to…

Debit Cards to Continue to Dominate the Market in Brazil

Debit Cards to Continue to Dominate the Market in Brazil

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Based on Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) debit cards hold a 64.6% share in the Brazilian payment card market while credit cards had 35.4% share. According to P&S Market Research’s Brazil Cards and Payments Market – Size, Share, Development, Growth and Forecast to 2020, the debit cards dominant share is likely to…

China Card Market Expected to Slow Thru 2020

China Card Market Expected to Slow Thru 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] While robust, the payment card market in China is expected to ramp down in tandem with the economy over the next five years. Timetric’s “The Cards and Payments Industry in China: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020” provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry,…

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…