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

Wirecard + Gemalto + Visa Europe = Contactless Wristbands

Wirecard + Gemalto + Visa Europe = Contactless Wristbands

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Wirecard, Gemalto and Visa Europe are offering contactless wristbands at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, with the finale taking place on May 14th in Stockholm, Sweden. The payment solution is using the processing platform of Wirecard Technologies. The wristband can not only be used for transactions at the event areas, but…

MasterCard Inks Big Partner Deal in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B

MasterCard Inks Big Partner Deal in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B

MasterCard has inked a new partnership in Asia Pacific with Priority B2B, targeting issuing banks to grow and deepen their commercial payment portfolios. The three goals of the deal is to: • Providing expertise on commercial payment systems – allowing the issuer’s customers to better understand commercial payment solutions and the relevance to their business…

BCBS Proposed UCC Changes May Impact US Intl Credit Cards

BCBS Proposed UCC Changes May Impact US Intl Credit Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Basel Committee’s (BCBS) proposal to apply higher capital charges for “unconditionally cancelable lines of credit” (UCCs) could impact internationally active US credit card banks CET1 ratios on average by 375 basis points, absent any remedial measures from affected institutions. Fitch Ratings says, if implemented by the US authorities, the measures…