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

CU Data Security

The majority of credit unions have serious security concerns regarding insider threats. More than eight out of ten of the financial institutions acknowledge their biggest concern is confidential information being transferred to unauthorized recipients, while another 52% say they are worried about sensitive data being transferred by use of removable media.

CARD FORUM 2015

CardWeb.com’s CardConferences today features the CARD FORUM & EXPO, April 8-10, 2015 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott in Chicago. This year the Forum has added a host of new features, including the Merchant & Retailer Think Tank, a new speed round of presentations called PayX and 50% more structured networking opportunities to help foster idea sharing and relationship building that lasts long after the conference concludes. 


Alternative FICO

FICO is teaming up witb LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Equifax to use alternative data to identify creditworthy individuals who would otherwise be unlikely to obtain traditional credit. Card issuers will be able to use the alternative score without having to “rip and replace” existing systems, significantly lowering the cost and accelerating time to market.