Matthew Cochrane

Matthew Cochrane


As an economic crimes detective, Matthew focuses on helping others avoid becoming victims of fraud and scams. He is most familiar with the fintech and payments industry and devotes much of his writing to covering these two sectors.

Recent articles

Corning Incorporated's $373 Million Gorilla in the Room

For ten years, Corning scientists have labored to make Gorilla Glass thinner, stronger, and more flexible. In the process, they also made it more popular for customers and more lucrative for shareholders.

3 Huge Trends Visa Inc. Can Ride Higher

Visa's stock price has skyrocketed since the company went public almost a decade ago, but that doesn't mean it can't go higher. Here are three reasons shares are still a buy.

Is First Data Corp. a Buy?

There are several imminent catalysts that could spark growth for this giant payment-processing company, but it is still haunted by the sins of its past.

Home Depot Gets With the PROgram

Want to know the key to Home Depot's success? Finding new ways to reach and engage its most important customers.

A Company Square-ly Aimed at Success

Square began as a company offering a simple attachment sellers could use with a mobile device to accept card payments. It has grown into a company offering a variety of innovative solutions for today's complex retail needs.

3 Reasons for Mastercard Investors to Cheer

In Mastercard's most recent conference call, the company once again showed strong growth from an unlikely source, secured new deals, and highlighted a massive opportunity.

Big Banks Show Major P2P Payment Growth

The launch of the P2P payment app Zelle this past quarter served as a major catalyst for P2P growth within banks' own ecosystems. But should investors even care?