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IPA Payments Pod

May 13, 2022

With all the news that comes out of Washington DC, it is easy to see why payments-related items might not be at the top of everyone’s minds. Nonetheless, a number of recent proposals, hearings, and releases show that the industry needs to be paying attention to what is going on beyond the headlines. 

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Mar 28, 2022

Starting to save for college early pays off down the road, so the City of San Francisco’s Office of Financial Empowerment has created the Kindergarten to College program. 

The program opens a savings account for every student in the city school district. Now, the program has published an RFP to evaluate possible...


Mar 23, 2022

On any given day there are multiple forces shaping the payments industry. In this episode, the IPA’s government relations team takes a look at the latest developments in cryptocurrencies, interchange, and at the Federal Reserve. 

First, the Biden Administration has launched a whole of government effort to look at the...


Mar 11, 2022

When people think about H. & R.  Block, they tend to think taxes before Fintech, but that may change with the launch of Spruce, Block’s new mobile banking product.  In this episode, John Thompson, H. & R. Block’s vice president of financial services, discusses how the development of Spruce led H. & R.  Block to...


Feb 18, 2022

PayPal’s lawsuit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau entered a new phase on  

As a reminder, the CFPB is appealing Judge Richard Leon’s opinion in PayPal v. CFPB issued on December 31, 2020.  Please note that in its Opening Brief filed in August, the CFPB makes it clear that the “sole question...