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

WorldPay Inks OTA Uvet Nordic for Online Payments

WorldPay Inks OTA Uvet Nordic for Online Payments

Sweden’s Uvet Nordic has inked Worldpay as its exclusive online payments provider. The company currently operates in 12 European countries, with brands Flightfinder, Airfinder, Farefinder, FlyUvet, Doodle, Travelstore, and Flygpoolen.  Worldpay’s insight into customer data and local spending habits will help inform Uvet Nordic’s global strategy, enabling the company to tailor its service to the…

Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf Reported its First Quarter

Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf Reported its First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf reported its first quarter (1Q/16) net income more than quadrupled year-on-year (YOY) driven by strong growth in the Americas region. Retail revenue YOY growth was in double-digits for 1Q/16 while banking revenue went south. The proposed merger with U.S.-based Diebold continues on track. Wincor Nixdorf reported first quarter…

VISA APMEA Logs Double-Digits in 1Q

VISA APMEA Logs Double-Digits in 1Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Outside the U.S., Visa’s Asia Pacific (AP) region remains the second strongest of the four international regions as purchase dollar volume (PDV) is up 15% year-on-year (YOY) and purchase transactions rose 16% YOY in the first quarter (1Q/16). Visa also posted double-digit YOY growth in accounts (GAC) and cards-in-force (CIF). Visa’s…

PowaPOS + Supercom Off to Flying Start in LAC

PowaPOS + Supercom Off to Flying Start in LAC

PowaPOS has raked-in more than $1.1 million in orders from Latin American distributors within the first month since joining SuperCom on April 18th. PowaPOS is the developer of a fully-integrated mobile and tablet-based system integrating industry-leading retail and secure payment solutions into one simplified, attractive and robust POS platform. PowaPOS expects to deliver the orders…

Equinox Payments and PayJunction Unveil Smart Terminal

Equinox Payments and PayJunction Unveil Smart Terminal

Equinox Payments and PayJunction, the premier provider of payment gateway and merchant services, have launched PayJunction’s Smart Terminal, a semi-­integrated solution that connects PayJunction’s cloud-based REST API with the Equinox L5200 terminal to seamlessly process in-­person payments. Together, Equinox and PayJunction have eliminated the lengthy and painstaking process of EMV Level 3 certification. Free to…

CardFlight Certified by Global Payments & Taking Off

CardFlight Certified by Global Payments & Taking Off

M-POS provider CardFlight reports more than half of merchants using its suite of mobile solutions are actively accepting EMV “chip card” transactions. Additionally, CardFlight has been certified by Global Payments to accept EMV chip card payments. This will enable merchants who process payments through Global Payments to accept EMV payments when using CardFlight’s software and…

Real-Time Consumer Loyalty Interactions the New Norm

Real-Time Consumer Loyalty Interactions the New Norm

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global consumers now expect real-time interactions with brands on a platform of their choosing. These interactions should be highly personalized and relevant, and as ever, consumers expect to be rewarded for their continued custom. Brands that are not innovating and addressing evolving customer expectation will simply be left behind. New research…

MasterCard, Western Union, bKash & BRAC Bank Start a Party

MasterCard, Western Union, bKash & BRAC Bank Start a Party

MasterCard, Western Union, bKash and BRAC Bank launched a new, international remittance receiving service in Bangladesh. The new service enables bKash’s registered customers to use their mobile phones to receive remittances from abroad directly into their bKash accounts. Bangladesh is the eighth largest receiver of international remittances in the world, and therefore the new service…

Worldpay Unveils My Business Hub, Intuitive Tablet-Based Till

Worldpay Unveils My Business Hub, Intuitive Tablet-Based Till

Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments processor, has transformed the till as we know it with theunveiling of My Business Hub. This intuitive, all-in-one tablet-based till will completely change the way small business owners collect and reconcile payments in their shops. As a result, everyday transactions will be much simpler and less time-consuming. Replacing the till…