Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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. 

In this episode...


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...


Jul 28, 2021

Banks and Fintechs may need to re-evaluate their relationships depending on what advice the regulators decide to give them. Looking to keep up with the times, on July 13 the federal bank regulatory agencies (FDIC, Federal Reserve, and OCC) requested public comment on proposed guidance designed to help banking...


Jul 14, 2021

Capitol Hill has been taking an active interest in the payments industry. Overdraft, buy now pay later products, and even a possible computer chip shortage have all drawn lawmakers’ attention.

On top of all that, the Durbin Amendment has resurfaced as a topic of conversation, and there are rumors that it may be...


Jul 2, 2021

The pandemic created problems for individuals, governments, and businesses, but as the old saying goes, every problem brings new opportunities.  

For Blackhawk Network, that opportunity began when it channeled its payments expertise into helping distribute relief money for governments and nonprofits. It used both...