The week in review – February 24


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Atlanta-Based OneTrust Raises $210 Million, More Than Doubles Valuation To $2.7B
- LendingClub to acquire Radius Bank, the first example of a FinTech buying a bank
- CB Insights declares 2019 the year of the fintech inflection
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The week in review – February 17


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- InComm Launches Go Studio™, an Emerging Technologies Incubator
- Varo Moves Closer to Becoming a Bank
- Fintech startup Ramp aims to disrupt the corporate credit market
- Payments Tech Provider Toast Raises $400 Million at $4.9 Billion Valuation
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Always a Busy Season for Atlanta FinTech – Introducing Our Events Calendar!


The spring and fall months tend to be the most active for industry conferences, and 2020 is no exception. Players in a FinTech scene as vibrant as Atlanta’s shouldn’t have to get on a plane- or wait out the seasons- to network or engage in thought leadership, though. A quick scan of the local calendar proves that’s indeed the case.

 

Organizations like the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) have provided plenty of such opportunities for some time, with more events being added constantly as awareness and interest in FinTech continues to expand. There’s so much activity it can be ...
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The week in review – February 10


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Intercontinental Exchange Announces Agreement to Acquire Atlanta Loyalty Program Provider Bridge2 Solutions, Combine with Bakkt
- Payments giant Worldline to buy Ingenico (whose US headquarters are in Metro Atlanta) in $8.6 billion deal as fintech competition heats up
- Visa Plans the Biggest Changes to Its Merchant Fees in a Decade
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The week in review – February 3


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Atlanta-based Trust Stamp Earns Strategic Investment from Mastercard
- UPS And Square Collaborate To Offer Integrated SMB Shipping Solution
- Goldman Sachs Touts Digital Banking Plans at Investor Day
- Subway Inks Payments Deal With Adyen for North America
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