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IPA Payments Pod

Nov 28, 2023

Gift cards are expected to make up a larger part of holiday shopping budgets, according to new research from Blackhawk Network. In this episode, Jay Jaffin, chief marketing officer at Blackhawk, discusses the expected growth in gift card purchases, why cards benefit merchants and shoppers, and how banks and other...

Oct 12, 2023


Criminals don’t respect borders, so their crimes and the money they make often move internationally.  

Whether it is human trafficking, antiquities smuggling, or just plain fraud, when crime crosses boarders, the Department of Homeland Security gets involved.  

In this episode, Raul Aguilar, Deputy Assistant...

Oct 6, 2023

Arguments over the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came to a head this week at the Supreme Court.

The Court heard oral arguments in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau V. Community Financial Services Association of America. At issue is whether or not the CPFB’s funding is Constitutional.


Oct 3, 2023

Technology has reshaped everything about banking, including one of its most basic products: deposits.

In this episode, we discuss how Banking as a Service and fintechs have reshaped the landscape for consumer deposits, the regulatory response, and what this means for the risk profile of banks.

Joining us are Kiah Lau...

Sep 14, 2023

As summer winds down Earned Wage Access products are in the spotlight at multiple levels of the government.  

In this episode, Brian Tate, the IPA’s CEO, and Chris Stromberg, our director of Government Relations, discuss what is happening in the world of EWA regulation at the state and Federal level and how the IPA...