Coronavirus has brought us all into a time of uncertainty and has resulted in a significant upheaval to our daily lives. Regrettably this is an ideal moment for con-artists, fraudsters, and cybercriminals who seek to take advantage of the situation by targeting us all while we are distracted, distressed, and adjusting to new routines.
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- 15.00. Welcome, introductions
- 15.10. Scams & Risk for Remote Working – Darren Hodder, Consultant covering financial crime, AML compliance, IT & cybersecurity, LittleGratti
- 15:50 Payments & Fraud – Kevin Smith, Senior Payment Services & Risk Management Business Adviser, Riskskill
- 16:30 Open Discussion, Q&A
- 17.00. Wrap up & Close
Senior Payment Services & Risk Management Business Adviser, Riskskill
Kevin Smith, Riskskill
Kevin is an experienced payment services and risk management consultant and business advisor, with nearly 30 years of retail management, retail banking and payment systems knowledge and experience, achieved through various management and leadership roles.
Kevin remains a leading industry subject matter expert, as well as independent and trusted advisor. He is a co-director of the boutique consultancy Riskskill (www.riskskill.com) and additionally a co-founder and member of the Association of Independent Risk & Fraud Advisors (www.airfa.net).
Since leaving Visa Europe in 2011 and becoming an independent and trusted consultant, clients have engaged Kevin in the UK, across Europe and internationally – addressing merchant acquiring and acceptance, card issuance risk management, technology innovation, optimising retail payments and third-party relationships, as well as scheme and regulatory compliance.
Kevin’s career at Visa spanned almost 17 years, commencing in the development, management and marketing of Visa consumer card products and merchant acceptance programmes. This included a secondment to Visa International’s global HQ in the USA, where Kevin project-led the development and evolution of the global Visa chip business rules.
In early 2009, he moved into risk management at Visa. Kevin was appointed as Senior Vice President, Fraud Management and Compliance at Visa Europe. In this role, Kevin championed numerous scheme and industry initiatives, and represented Visa Europe in various regulatory, law enforcement and payments industry and retail groups, including the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) European Advisory Board.
Kevin is a GDPR Practitioner and a PCI DSS compliance bushiness advisor.
Consultant covering financial crime, AML compliance, IT & cybersecurity, LittleGratti
Darren Hodder, LittleGratti
A solid technical background has enabled Darren to work with a wide range of institutions to deliver fully integrated anti-fraud and risk management solutions to customers internationally.
He has been involved with projects from pre-sales and proof of concept through to final delivery and support, interfacing with senior management, business, and technical teams. Darren has provided consultancy and support for projects with a contract value in the excess of £5m.
His experience ranges from standalone, single portfolio in-house projects through to multi-client managed services, national fraud bureaux and data sharing initiatives. Particular areas of expertise are within mortgage originations, and online / internet solutions.
Specialities: Consultancy with expertise in financial crime risk management and compliance covering application, subscription and transactional fraud developed, AML compliance, GDPR compliance, working worldwide within financial services, telecommunications, insurance sectors. FCA approved for control function CF11 (Money Laundering Reporting).
Darren’s side gigs include live music photography and supporting musicians in the organisation and running of intimate gigs in London “Acoustic Sanctuary”.