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IPA Payments Pod

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...