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

Moneris AIR MILES

Toronto-based Moneris Solutions is offering small business merchants the ability to provide their customers with AIR MILES reward miles for their purchases through the Moneris AIR MILES reward miles Program. Merchants who sign up for the value-added service simply leverage their existing Moneris technology that has been integrated with AIR MILES program support.

Chase Hack

About 76 million households and 7 million small businesses of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) were recently hacked. However, as of yesterday, JPM says in an SEC filing: there is no evidence that account information for such affected customers (account numbers, passwords, user IDs, dates of birth or Social Security numbers) was compromised during this attack.