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The Financial Technology Association Comments on Potential Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has issued a statement regarding potential changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The CRA is a law that seeks to encourage financial institutions to serve diverse communities, including low and moderate-income neighborhoods. Recently, several federal institutions, including the FDIC,… Read More

Financial Technology Association Comments on Federal Reserve Confirmations

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has issued as statement on the confirmation of four nominees to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including Chair Jerome Powell, Vice Chair Lael Brainard, Dr. Lisa Cook, and Dr. Philip Jefferson. Penny Lee, CEO of the FTA, stated: “The… Read More

UK based Zilch Joins Financial Technology Association in Advance of US Expansion

Zilch, a UK-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) credit provider, has joined the US-based Financial Technology Association (FTA) in advance of an expansion into the US. According to a note from the FTA, the advocacy group now has 20 Fintechs as members from diverse sectors… Read More

Financial Technology Association Comments on CFPB Review of “Junk Fees,” Like Bank Overdraft Charges

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) submitted a comment regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s request for feedback on “junk fees” that drive up the cost of goods and services, including financial services. The FTA letter states that many of their members launched to target… Read More

MoneyLion Joins Financial Technology Association

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has added MoneyLion to its roster of members. MoneyLion is a mobile banking app or neobank that provides services in partnership with MetaBank. The FTA advocates on behalf of the growing Fintech sector providing an important voice within the District… Read More

Financial Technology Association Defends BNPL Platforms as CFPB Finishes Consultation

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has submitted a comment letter in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) review into Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platforms. The FTA represents several BNPL providers including Afterpay, Figure, Klarna, Sezzle, and Zip. Last  December several Democrat Senators… Read More

Financial Technology Association CEO Says BNPL Hampered by Misinformation, Provides Benefits to Consumers

Financial Technology Association (FTA) CEO Penny Lee has published an Op-Ed on Buy Now-Pay Later (BNPL) services a Fintech service that has suffered from “misinformation.” BNPL services are frequently at the point of sale when a purchaser is given the option for credit to pay… Read More

Financial Technology Association Hires New VP of Membership and Development

The not-for-profit group, the Financial Technology Association (FTA) has hired Tom Davis as Vice President of Membership and Development. According to a statement distributed by the FTA, Davis brings more than a decade of experience in directing, marketing, and developing membership-based organizations to his role… Read More

Financial Technology Association Adds New VP of Communications

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has announced that Miranda Margowsky has joined the group as its Vice President of Communications. According to a statement by the FTA, Margowsky is a “senior-level strategist and policy communications expert who brings a winning record of driving impactful, effective,… Read More

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