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

Better Buy: American Express Company vs. Visa

To the average eye, these two credit card titans might sport similar business models, but looks can be deceiving. Which company makes for a better investment right now?

The American Express Company's Winning Formula

After a strong first quarter, can American Express continue to produce big returns for investors? The company's management emphatically believes it can, especially if it sticks to its newfound formula for success.

Visa Rises on International Success

In the company's first quarter, Visa beat expectations and raised guidance, but it was its overseas triumphs that stood out the most.

Is Cisco Systems, Inc. a Buy?

For years, the company's primary business of selling switches and routers has stalled. Is Cisco finally turning the ship around?