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IPA Payments Pod

Feb 3, 2023

When Pathward bank decided to rebrand, the changes meant a lot more than just new a new logo.  

In this episode, Pathward’s President Anthony Sharett, explains how the name change included structural changes at the bank and a refocused strategy.  

He also discusses the company’s financial inclusion mission, the...


Jan 26, 2023

While the future of payments will undoubtedly include blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and stablecoins, what will that mean for the industry? 

To start answering this question, the Innovative Payments Association recently held its “Crypto Universe from A to Z event at the offices of Davis, Wright, Tremaine,...


Dec 21, 2022

The past year has been a busy one in financial regulation. Crypto crashes, court cases, and Congressional clashes will all have effects that will have effects into 2023 and beyond.

In this episode, Brian Tate, the IPA’s CEO, and Chris Stromberg, our director of government relations, discuss the past year’s events...


Dec 14, 2022

ExpanseFT is a new name in fintech that is backed by experience. 

The company, which is over 10 years old, announced in October that it had changed its name from Prepaid Ventures. In this episode, we talk with Andrew Siden, the chief executive officer of ExpanseFT, about the company’s creation, its growth, and how the...


Dec 2, 2022

Innovative fields often struggle to find qualified staff, and the payments industry faces this problem every day.  

The University of Georgia has created a program across its system to prepare students to solve problems in Fintech. In this episode, we present an edited version of a presentation done by Art Recesso, Vice...