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IPA Payments Pod

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...


Nov 17, 2022

Financial crime has gotten more complex over time, and to keep up with the criminals, law enforcement and the industry need to work together.  

In this episode, you will hear a conversation with Special Agent Charles Orgbon of the FBI’s Atlanta Field office on how the Bureau is forming partnerships with the payments...


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...