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

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.

CU Wallet

CU Wallet, a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) providing the industry’s first credit union driven mobile payments application, and Relevant Solutions, the provider of mobile in-store shopping content for financial institutions, have entered a strategic alliance integrating merchant offers and promotions with CU Wallet’s mobile wallet.