The week in review – March 30


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:
- Revolut launches its neobank in the US
- Startup Funding Dwindles Due to Coronavirus Slowdown
- Regulators Issue Inter-agency Statement on Loan Modifications, Banks Urged to Issue More Small-Dollar Loans in Response to Outbreak
- Cash usage in Britain drops by half
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The week in review – March 23


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:
- ICE’s Bakkt raises $300 million for consumer market push
- Kabbage launches platform enabling consumers to buy gift certificates supporting small businesses during the COVID crisis
- Fiserv acquires Bypass Mobile to enhance its omni-commerce offering
- Square receives conditional Industrial Loan Company (ILC) charter approval, looks to offer small-business loans to Square merchants by 2021
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The week in review – March 16


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:
- BBVA's Open Innovation unit alters its approach to fintech partnerships
- Sequoia Capital stumbles with its Finix investment, backs out over Stripe conflicts
- Credit Sesame launches a digital banking service focused on improving credit scores
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Need Another Bracket? Atlanta Inno’s Tech Madness is Underway


One of the keys to innovation is the savvy to ride a powerful marketing wave, and the folks at Atlanta Inno have found a great vehicle. Voting is already underway for its annual Tech Madness bracket challenge, pitting 32 Atlanta startups against one another in a friendly competition decided by reader vote.

 

Six of this year’s 32 companies are included on TAG FinTech’s ecosystem map (and I see at least two more we should probably add), a testament to the prominence and growth of FinTech in Atlanta’s thriving tech scene.

 

The process is decidedly unscientific, which can ...
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Georgia-Based FinTech Companies Recognized at TAG Summit Technology Awards


At the 2020 Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Summit, one of the largest technology conferences in the Southeast, TAG announced two award groups that recognized Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state's technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally. What's key here is that about one-third of the award winners are members of the dynamic and growing FinTech community.
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The week in review – March 9


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:
- Kabbage Launches Kabbage Insights™, A Small Businesses Cash Flow Management Tool
- Facebook Weighs Libra Revamp to Address Regulatory Concerns
- Robinhood Trading Site Seizes Up, Customers Miss Stock Rally
- Ant Financial buys a stake in Swedish fintech leader Klarna
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