Atlanta: The sleeping FinTech giant that’s waking up

(Atlanta) – Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, much of the world looked to places like New York and Silicon Valley for innovation and leadership in payments and financial technology. But all the while, the city of Atlanta was quietly building a financial technology and payments infrastructure to rival any in the world.

Eileen Nebhut with P20 (Payments 20)

BUSINESS RADIO X – Eileen Nebhut with P20 (Payments 20) Eileen Nebhut is vice president of P20. Based in Atlanta, she cultivates partnerships across payment and fintech companies plus the government and regulatory arenas, which includes frequent travel to London, P20’s sister city.

Payments Power Players

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – Georgia is a center for movie production and Atlanta is often called the Hollywood of the South, but another industry with deep roots in the Peach State brings in revenues that are just as impressive. Atlanta is the payments processing capital of the world. Over seventy percent of all payment transactions go through Georgia’s “Transaction Alley.”

Start-Up City

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – Atlanta is a hotbed for young fintech companies that are putting down roots and growing. From start-ups to organizations looking to expand their reach from Europe to the U.S., Atlanta is a thriving market.

Focus on Fintech

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – The growth of the payments industry in Atlanta has generated the creation of organizations and events to support, educate and drive the industry forward. Since it was formed in 2013, the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) has not only served as a voice for the industry in government, but also a booster of Atlanta as a place to do business.

Q&A: Bruce Lowthers

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – Bruce Lowthers is co-chief operating officer of financial technology company FIS, where he develops and delivers FIS’ banking, wealth, payments and treasury offerings for financial institutions, retail, government and corporate clients in North America.

The World of Payments is Changing

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – The ancient British university city of Cambridge may at first glance seem far removed from the sleek payments industry of modern Atlanta, but in fact Cambridge has emerged as a vital research link in understanding the fast-changing nature of today’s global financial transactions.

Pillars of Potential

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE – P20 was conceived in Atlanta and formed at a meeting in London between the American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC) and representatives from the U.K. payments industry, government and regulators.

P20: Uniting the World of Payments

PAYMENTS & CARDS NETWORK – The world of payments is a rapidly changing, ever expansive industry with seemingly unlimited capabilities. Generating trillions of dollars in revenue over multiple platforms – ranging from mobile wallets to digitally assisted purchases made through voice-activated speakers – the payments industry will continue to grow as we expand technologically.