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Financial Technology Association: Senators Hagerty and Cruz Introduce the Protecting Innovation in Investment Act to Support Consumer Access to Fintech

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has issued a statement on the Protecting Innovation in Investment Act. The FTA supports the legislation, explaining that it will support consumers ability to benefit from wealth-building services by blocking the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from undermining tech advancement… Read More

Financial Technology Association Tells CFPB to Slow Down on Payments Rule Proposal

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has posted a comment letter criticizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and a proposed rule on digital payments. The FTA represents the interests of big Fintech firms like Stripe, Wise, Block, and others. The CFPB announced the proposed rule… Read More

Small Business Technological Advancement Act Aims to Update SBA Loan Program, Gains Fintech Association Endorsement

The Small Business Technological Advancement Act (S. 2330) aims to update the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program with the ability to utilize more digital tools. The short legislative act is outlined as follows: “The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended by adding… Read More

Financial Technology Association Welcomes Fintech Pipe, the Modern Capital Platform

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) welcomed Pipe as its newest member. Pipe claims it is “the modern capital platform, built to connect entrepreneurs, and small and mid-size business owners to fast, frictionless, dilution-free financing, helping them scale and operate on their terms.” Penny Lee, President… Read More

House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions Schedules Hearing to Discuss Banking and Need to Update Regulations in Line with Emerging Technology

The House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy, part of the Financial Services Committee, will discuss banking and the need to improve the regulatory environment in light of emerging technology. The hearing, Revamping and Revitalizing Banking in the 21st Century, will review ways regulation… Read More

Financial Technology Association Selects Plaid Executive as Chair of Board

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has selected Leigh Lytle, head of North American Policy at Plaid, as the 2023 Chair of the FTA Board of Directors. Before joining Plaid, Lytle spent more than 15 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. According to… Read More

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra Indicates Movement on Open Banking Rule, Financial Technology Association Welcomes Statement

Earlier today, during Money20/20, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra commented on the concept of Open Banking (or Open Finance) alongside his perspective on the CFPBs “new approach to regulation.” Chopra stated: “This week, the CFPB will launch the process to activate a dormant authority under Section… Read More

Financial Technology Association Hires New Head of Policy

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has hired a new Head of Policy and Government Relations, according to a release. The FTA has appointed Angelena Bradfield to help guide the association’s regulatory and legislative efforts. Bradfield previously was Senior Vice President for AML/BSA, Sanctions and Privacy… Read More

Financial Technology Association Posts Research on BNPL: A Positive Force for Users

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has posted research on the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) sector that highlights the positives of the Fintech service. The survey, created in partnership with the Morning Consult, arrives on the same day that the Senate Banking Committee held a… Read More

PayPal, Intuit, Join Financial Technology Association

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) are the newest members of the Financial Technology Association (FTA) according to a statement by the group. The two big tech firms join a growing roster of Fintechs aiming to have their voices heard inside the beltway. Names like Block,… Read More

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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