By Larry K. Williams, TAG president and CEO
With Fintech South right around the corner, held from June 14th through the 15th, this month is all about celebrating Georgia’s accomplishments as a global financial technology hub.
On this occasion, TAG is excited to honor several of Georgia’s outstanding Fintech businesses. Please congratulate the thirteen companies that will move on as finalists for the ADVANCE Award: Truststamp, Parkmobile, Steady, Layr, Relay Payments, Bitcoin Depot, Payrix, Paya, Capway, Vesta, Firstview Financial, Bitpay and Agora. Up to six of the thirteen finalists will be declared winners live on stage at Fintech South!
Many of us are familiar with the record-breaking numbers that have emerged from the Fintech industry across our state. However, what you may not be aware of is exactly how Georgia emerged as a leader in the Fintech revolution.
Georgia’s influential role in the payments landscape can be traced back to 1987, when the Georgia Bankers Association advised the Georgia General Assembly to remove restrictions on bank-issued credit cards. As a result, several banks moved their card operations to Georgia.
Today, more than 15 million global card-enabled merchants rely upon Georgia-based companies to process transactions. These companies include Deluxe, Elavon, FIS, Fiserv, Global Payments, and many more. Georgia currently boasts a total of more than 200 Fintech companies.