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IPA Payments Pod

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...


Feb 11, 2022

London-based B4B Payments embarked on its US expansion at the beginning of 2020. While the pandemic was a bump in the road, nevertheless the company has continued to build out its presence.  

In this episode, we talk with Paul Swinton, B4B’s global CEO, and Kieran Draper, its head of North America, about why the...


Jan 25, 2022

Changes are coming in the leadership of the financial regulatory agencies. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau got a new director last year. The chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has announced she is resigning, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency still only has an acting director. As the...