Robert McKinley
Payments Expert
                           ROBERT MCKINLEY WALL STREET JOURNAL INTERVIEWS


Robert McKinley contributed to and was interviewed for hundreds of stories for the Wall Street Journal and its related special reports and  publications. Here are documented 88 briefs of the most significant and directly referenced interviews of Robert McKinley by Wall Street Journal reporters. Third party links to story abstracts and the full text are embedded in the briefs. (Abstracts are generally free but there may be a nominal fee for the full story text by the archive provider.)


Robert McKinley also prepared the monthly “Table of Bank Credit Card Rates” for the Wall Street Journal and Barron's, under contract, between 1988 and 2008. The “Table” was referenced often to support legislative, regulatory and litigation activity.

2018 NOTE: Since Initially Posted During 2012 Some Links are "Not Found" as Many News Organizations Sold Their Archive Rights to Third-Party Charging Per Story Fees. Robert's Research Staff is in the Process of Acquiring Archive Licensing Rights from the Third-Parties.


  VIEW WALL STREET JOURNAL STORY ANNOUNCING THE TABLE


  VIEW SAMPLE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CREDIT CARD TABLE


  VIEW SAMPLE OF BARRON'S CREDIT CARD TABLE



NEWS INTERVIEWS

1. WSJ  reporter Peter Pae interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CREDIT CARD COMPETITION  for page B1 story titled:  Credit Cards: Card Issuers Turn to Stealing Customers

2. WSJ  reporter Brandon Copple interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CREDIT CARD MARKETING  for page A1 story titled: Credit-Card Mailers Offer Kitchen Sink, But Customers Say, `Just the Bill, Please'

3. WSJ  reporter Stephen E. Frank RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on the CITICORP AT&T CARD ACQUISITION  for page A1 story titled: Citicorp's Decision to Pay High Price For AT&T Card Unit Is a Risky Bet

4. WSJ  reporter Anita Raghaven interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on DEAN WITTER’S CEO for page C1 story titled: Dean Witter's Purcell gets his day after hits and misses

5. WSJ  reporters Stephen E. Frank and John R. Wilke interview RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on a  POTENTIAL ANTITRUST LAWSUIT for page A3 story titled:  Visa, MasterCard May Face Antitrust Suit --- Justice Officials Consider Challenging Prohibition On Rival Credit Cards

6. WSJ  reporter Stephen E. Frank interviews  RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on the MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER MERGER for page C18 story titled:  The Morgan Stanley / Dean Witter Merger: Deal Could Draw Out Discover Card's Promise

7. WSJ  reporter Nancy Ann Jeffrey interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on AMERICAN EXPRESS REWARD PROGRAMS for page B4 story titled:  American Express Ties Rewards Plan To Rivals' Cards

8. WSJ  reporter Laurie Hays interviews  RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on BANK MARKETING for page B1 story titled:  Banks' marketing blitz yields rash of defaults

9. WSJ  reporter Vanessa O’Connell interviews payments expert Robert McKinley on FEDERAL RESERVE RATES for page C1 story titled:  Fed action won't knock down credit-card rates

10. WSJ  reporter Laurie Hays interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CREDIT CARD DELINQUENCY for page A1 story titled:   Late payments on credit cards reach 3.34%, matching 1990-1991 recession

11. WSJ  reporter Kevin Goldman interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on AMERICAN EXPRESS ADVERTISING  for page A3 story titled:   American Express Tries to Serve An Ace to Visa in U.S. Open Ad

12. WSJ  reporter Stephen E. Frank interviews  RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CREDIT CARD USAGE for page C1 story titled:  Your money matters: Card users may be the winning targets of a raging battle in credit industry

13. WSJ  reporter Eleena de Lisser interviews  RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CREDIT CARD MARKETING for page B1 story titled:  MARKETING

14. WSJ  reporter Steven Lipin interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on AMERICAN EXPRESS EUROPE for page A9 story titled:  American Express to Buy Travel Agency In Scandinavia to Boost European Role

15. WSJ  reporter Kevin Goldman interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on MASTERCARD ADVERTISING  for page B8 story titled:   MasterCard Dumps Carefree Ads For More Cautious Sentiments

16. WSJ  reporter Kevin Goldman interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on GM CARD ADVERTISING for page B1 story titled:  Advertising: GM reaches for the gold, sans McCann

17. WSJ  reporter Peter Pae interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on a CONGRESSIONAL RATE BILL for page A3 story titled:   Banking Industry Sees Disaster in Efforts By Congress to Limit Credit-Card Rates --- Citicorp Bond-Sale Closing Is Delayed, Stocks Drop As Losses Are Predicted

18. WSJ  reporters  Georgette Jasen and Peter Pae interview RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on CARD RATE COMPETITION for page C1 story titled:  Your Money Matters: Where to Find Lower Credit Card Rates

 19. WSJ  reporter Peter Pae interviews RAM Research CEO Robert McKinley on a PRESIDENTIAL RATE EXHORTATION for page A3 story titled:  President Urges Banks to Lower Rates On Credit Cards to Stimulate Spending

20. WSJ  reporter Peter Pae interviews payments expert Robert McKinley on the NONBANK COMPETITION for page A5 story titled:  Competition in Credit Cards Is Growing --- Nonbank Firms Offer Lower Fees, Interest Rates


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