Vantiv Leads Discussions on Security and Fraud at MRC 2016

Overall sponsor of MRC 2016 supports innovation in payments and financial services

CINCINNATI, March 3, 2016 – Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, is participating in three speaking sessions at next week’s Merchant Risk Council (MRC) 2016 being held March 7-10 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, where the company is also exhibiting in booth 504.

As the overall sponsor of this event, Vantiv supports innovation in payments and financial services for connected commerce, mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. The company helps merchants secure payments and protect against fraud, both online and in-store, through the utilization of EMV chip technologies, tokenization and end-to-end encryption.

At MRC 2016, Royal Cole, group president of merchant and financial institution services at Vantiv, will discuss the EMV liability shift before introducing global strategist Marc Goodman’s keynote. Sunil Dixit, senior product manager at Vantiv, will be hosting a session on how to avoid letting EMV and card breaches affect customer renewals and what businesses can do to mitigate these factors. The last Vantiv session will feature Bill Cohn, director of eCommerce product management, discussing different tactics fraudsters employ and key strategies business owners can utilize to keep their customers data safe.

WHERE: MRC 2016, Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

WHEN: March 7 -10, 2016

WHAT: Speaking sessions at MRC 2016 on the EMV liability shift, how to mitigate the effects of EMV and card breaches on customer renewal and how to keep businesses safe from fraudsters. Additional details about the specific sessions can be found below.

Opening Remarks 

Royal Cole, Group President of Merchant and Financial Institution Services

Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

To kick off the day, Cole will share a brief capabilities video and talk about the EMV liability shift before he introduces Marc Goodman’s keynote presentation.

“Live Long and Prosper: Don’t Let EMV and Card Breaches Affect Customer Renewals”

Sunil Dixit, Senior Product Manager

Wednesday, March 9, from 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Between ongoing major data breaches and the rollout of EMV in the U.S., banks are issuing literally millions and millions of new payment cards, which can have a negative impact on recurring, installment and subscription business models. Dixit will discuss how merchants can mitigate this involuntary churn.

“From Fraudster 101 to Master Levels: Learn the Bad Guys' Playbook of Attacks’”

Bill Cohn, Director of eCommerce Product Management

Thursday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

In this session, Cohn will discuss how to be vigilant of four key tactics that fraudsters employ and how merchants can utilize three key strategies to hinder even the most sophisticated fraudsters and keep their customers’ data safe.

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our clients, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, ecommerce, and merchant bank.



Lori Stafford-Thomas
Director, Public Relations