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

AARP & Google

AARP and Google want New Yorkers age 50+ to be smart online to keep identity thieves out of their wallets and to protect their personal information.  Today, at an event co-hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network and Google at Google’s Chelsea offices, the groups released the top five tips that every New Yorker should know to avoid identity theft and keep their passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive financial information safe. 

OT & Crédit Agricole

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Oberthur Technologies (OT) have inked a deal to enable PIN codes to be securely delivered via SMS. CA Consumer Finance, which notably operates in France under the Sofinco brand, is the first credit institution to offer its partners and their customers a card which can be activated in just a few minutes in complete safety.

Chase & CFPB

Chase Card Services confirmed its has entered into a consent order with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and agreements with attorneys general for 47 states and the District of Columbia relating to practices stopped years ago for its sworn document, collections litigation and certain debt sales practices on defaulted credit card debt.

Match-in-Sensor

Synaptics has unveiled a new Match-in-Sensor fingerprint authentication technology, the industry’s first fully hardware encapsulated fingerprint sensor and matching solution. Synaptics’ innovative Match-in-Sensor secure authentication technology is literally off the grid, isolating fingerprint image enrollment, pattern storage and biometric matching within the fingerprint sensor to provide ultimate protection against on-device threats.