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Michael Grillo

Michael Grillo

Senior Product Marketing Manager at ACI Worldwide
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Bio Product marketing for ACI's financial crime management line of business. Career History Prior to joining ACI in 2010, I ran marketing for telecom expense management software provider AnchorPoint (formerly Info Group). Management roles in risk management, credit operations and lending for Wachovia/Partners First, First Annapolis Consulting and BayBank round out my early career.



The true cost of cash

05 Sep 2012

One of the hot topics for the financial industry, the tech industry, retailers and consumers has been the development of payments via a mobile phone. Most of the talk is about how adoption will be impacted by the various technologies and which one will win out, or the fact that U.S. consumers are very concerned about the security of their financia...


Gives new meaning to 'open your wallet'

06 Aug 2012

Google announced this week that it has opened its wallet to consumers allowing them to associate any debit and credit card with their Google Wallet. It also has eased integration requirements for card issuers wanting to participate in the initiative. With such barriers removed, consumers could now have more ways to make payments from their smart p...


Personal fraud management: staying a step ahead

30 Jul 2012

I just finished reading an article which discussed how to avoid becoming a fraud victim. The author discussed various schemes facing consumers today (e.g. e-mail scams, online banking fraud, etc.), ways to avoid or combat said attacks (e.g. anti-virus software) and ways to recoup lost money from a fraud scam (which can be contingent on how respons...


Going cashless: the heat is on

30 Jul 2012

It seems that Canada’s revamped polymer currency isn’t quite holding up the way they hoped. Recent reports say the money has been melting when placed too close to a heater or when left in a hot car. Not a problem they thought they’d have in the Canadian climate, I’m sure. Late last year, Canada announced it was exchanging paper currency for a new,...