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

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…

Samsung Pay Adds Rewards to M-Pay Including Plenti

Samsung Pay Adds Rewards to M-Pay Including Plenti

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Samsung Pay is giving U.S. users another way to slim down their physical wallets with the support of membership features. Samsung Pay users now have easy, direct access to merchant membership and loyalty cards to receive savings, rewards and other offers—all on their supported Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The average American household…