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

GRT Risk Mitigation

Global Risk Technologies (GRT) dynamic risk mitigation announced its end-to-end risk management solutions to European merchants. Helping acquirers and issuers minimize chargebacks, the Global Risk Technologies solution provides highly-scalable and sustainable technology designed for outsourced post-chargeback processing, risk mitigation and merchant education. Sustainable chargeback remediation, Global Risk Technologies’ solution identifies the right target and helps decrease the negative impacts of chargebacks, thereby increasing processing retention and revenues, and helping combat cyber-shoplifting, resulting in sustainable, secure growth. The company aims to free redundant resources dominated by reactive risk management mechanisms and help revolutionize and standardize these processes by providing an end-to-end solution that manages each component in its entirety.

Tieto & SBAB

Tieto announced its latest contract for the continued modernization and improved efficiency with new capacity and cloud solutions. The agreement, with SBAB processing, is valid for five years. In addition to offering cloud services, Tieto will provide IT operations. The Tieto services were ultimately enlisted to provide more cost efficiency while becoming faster and more agile. Additional benefits include increased customer communication and continuous streamlining of operations.