Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium To Accept Only Cashless Payments

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To help keep the prices of food and drinks low, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is about to become cashless. Only credit cards, debit cards and mobile payments will be accepted at the venue beginning on March 10, Bloomberg reported. With the change, the costs of working with cash, such as reconciliation and physical cash drawers, are said to be removed.

Prime Members In San Francisco And Atlanta Get Free Whole Foods Delivery

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Adding to the sundry benefits of Prime, Amazon is launching free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries in Atlanta and San Francisco through Prime Now. We’re happy to bring our customers in San Francisco and Atlanta the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

William Mills Agency Offers Atlanta Fintech Event Calendar

William Mills

The City of Atlanta and surrounding suburbs is a hub for the financial technology industry, and Atlanta is hosting more and more trade shows and conferences in the fintech space,” said Scott Mills, President, William Mills Agency.

Retail Pulse: Nike Opens Atlanta SNKRS Pop-Up; FAO Schwarz Plans London Store

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The company recently opened a SNKRS Pop-Up shop in Atlanta — as the city gears up for Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Rams — that will remain in the city until March.

3 Reasons Why Fintech is Thriving in Atlanta

William Mills

Metro Atlanta has established itself as a major hub for the fintech (financial technology) industry. Here are three reasons why the fintech industry is thriving in Atlanta: Incubators and accelerators. Additionally, the Atlanta Tech Village is the fourth largest tech hub in the U.S.

Construction loan buildup in Atlanta

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SNL Report: Cranes in Atlanta conjures up memories of the past Mortgage/CRE. 1Mortgage/CRE

Citizens to buy M&A firm in Atlanta

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The Rhode Island bank is one of several regionals that have snapped up dealmaking boutiques in recent years to bolster noninterest income. M&A Commercial banking Capital markets Regional banks Citizens Financial

PPRO opens a new office in Atlanta, US

The Paypers

(The Paypers) PPRO has announced the opening of its Atlanta office, in an effort to help US-based online businesses expand their international customer base

Group plans multicultural bank in Atlanta suburb

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Loyal Trust Bank will have a large number of Asian-American investors and board members. Community banking M&A Capital De novo institutions Georgia

BAI Beacon 2017 Buzzes with Innovation in Atlanta

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William Mills III, CEO of William Mills Agency, interviews a groups of WMA associates at the BAI Beacon 2017 Conference in Atlanta. The post BAI Beacon 2017 Buzzes with Innovation in Atlanta appeared first on Financial PR and Marketing Agency & Financial Public Relations.

Top 5 Emerging Fintech Hubs in The U.S.

Bank Innovation

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Georgia's Own CU Puts Name Atop Atlanta Office Tower

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Georgia's Own Credit Union (Atlanta, GA) is relocating its headquarters to the 32-story office the tower in downtown Atlanta. As the building's anchor tenant, the $2.3 billion credit union will put its name atop the office tower. The office tower was formerly known as the Equitable Tower. Read the story. Branding HQ

Group files to open Atlanta-area bank

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Organizers are planning to raise up to $25 million for Tandem Bank. Community banking De novo institutions Capital FDIC Georgia

CFPB to open Southeast regional office in Atlanta next year

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The CFPB's move is in line with the other banking regulators who have offices in Atlanta. Law and regulation CFPB Georgia

Trump Victory Raises Stakes for Atlanta Fed Pres Search

American Banker

The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank was already under pressure to replace outgoing president Dennis Lockhart with a person of color – preferably the first African-American to head a Fed bank.

Accelerating Atlanta: How the South's Fintech Hub Attracts New Talent

Payments Source

Atlanta is flush with payment processors that handle more than 70% of the nation's transactions. These players now plan to expand their reach even further, hoping to make the southern city a fintech hub to rival Silicon Valley and New York.

Atlanta Fed President Lockhart to Step Down

American Banker

WASHINGTON – Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has announced his resignation, effective Feb. 28, 2017. breaking_news people fed sailthru-no-lead law-regulation

Delta To Debut ‘First Biometric Terminal’

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Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the service. We are looking forward to bringing the future of travel to life with Delta, CBP and TSA,” said Balram Bheodari, interim general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

BB&T-SunTrust deal has Atlanta banks licking their chops

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United Community, Synovus, Cadence and others stand to gain lenders and customers even if BB&T flawlessly integrates the $28 billion acquisition. Community banking Strategic buyers Growth strategies BB&T SunTrust Georgia

Vendor consolidation continues with Fiserv deal for Atlanta firm

Payments Source

The core-tech vendor Fiserv has agreed to buy Online Banking Solutions in Atlanta. M&A Technology

Ameris to make big Atlanta push with Hamilton acquisition

BankThink

Ameris would gain 24 Atlanta-area branches in the $406 million deal. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

Vendor Consolidation Trend Advances in Fiserv Deal for Atlanta Firm

American Banker

The core-tech vendor Fiserv has agreed to buy Online Banking Solutions in Atlanta. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy m-a fraud-detection core-systems vendor-management analytics integration wi ga bank-technology

Georgia's Own CU Places Name Atop 32-Story Atlanta Office Tower

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Georgia’s Own Credit Union is relocating its headquarters downtown and putting its name atop a 32-story Atlanta landmark on Peachtree Street — The Equitable Building. A source familiar with the Atlanta commercial real estate market stated that if the tenant is above a certain size, signage is a concession in the lease. Georgia’s Own will lease about 100,000 square feet at the Equitable Building or about 20 percent of the building.

Entersekt Opens North America Headquarters As Business Grows

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Entersekt , the push-based authentication and app security company, announced Tuesday (June 12) that it has opened a new office in Atlanta, Georgia, aimed at supporting the company’s growth and serving as the headquarters in North America. Security & Fraud atlanta authentication Digital Certificate Technology Entersekt FIS mobile News security & fraud What's Hot

Regions CEO Grayson Hall Named to Atlanta Fed Board

American Banker

Regions Financial President and CEO Grayson Hall and the CEO of a Miami bank have been elected to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. breaking_news national-regional law-regulation people fed al fl community-banking

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National Commerce to Buy Private Bancshares in Atlanta

American Banker

has agreed to buy Private Bancshares in Atlanta. National Commerce in Birmingham, Ala., breaking_news community-banking m-a ga al dealmaking-strategy

A big bet on Atlanta by Charter Financial

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More than half of the company's loans and deposits would be in the Atlanta area after it buys Resurgens Bancorp. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) Taps William Mills Agency To Lead Public Relations for Financial Services, Craft Brewery Markets

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The post Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) Taps William Mills Agency To Lead Public Relations for Financial Services, Craft Brewery Markets appeared first on Financial PR and Marketing Agency & Financial Public Relations.

Featurespace lands in the US, opens headquarters in Atlanta

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Featurespace , a provider of adaptive behavioural analytics technology for fraud and risk management, has announced that the UK-based company will open its US headquarters this month

London, Atlanta fintech firms create 'Davos of Payments' forum

Payments Source

officials have agreed to create a payments forum featuring leaders from the tech hubs of London and Atlanta. Citing the need to expand Transatlantic commerce, U.K. and U.S. Digital payments U.K.

Fidelity in Atlanta plans major pullback in indirect auto

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The company will no longer originate indirect auto loans outside of Florida and Georgia. Community banks Commercial lending Growth strategies Georgia Florida

SunTrust replaces Wells Fargo as official bank of Atlanta airport

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SunTrust will operate a branch inside Hartsfield-Jackson's main domestic terminal and operate 16 ATMs throughout the airport. Wells said its revenue had been declining. Consumer banking Branch banking Branch network ATMs SunTrust Wells Fargo JPMorgan Chase

Speed worked to CenterState's advantage in Atlanta deal

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Charter One wanted to sell itself quickly because it feared valuations had peaked, and CenterState was able to beat other potential suitors to the punch. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital Georgia Florida

NCR to Prioritize Omnichannel Tech in Atlanta Innovation Lab

Payments Source

Big-box retailers aren’t the only ones being forced to change the way they do business as giants like Amazon reshape the way consumers shop and consume services—small businesses also get caught in the storm. news online mobile technology

As M&A rebounds in Atlanta, choice targets become scarce

BankThink

Buyers are scooping up many of the market's biggest banks, making it harder for others to gain scale. Community banking M&A Consolidations Correspondent banking Georgia Florida North Carolina

National Commerce in Ala. to expand Atlanta operations with acquisition

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The company agreed to buy Landmark Bancshare in Marietta, Ga., for $115 million. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

FTC Warns About New Scam That Could Harm Merchants

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In one scheme, they’re telling people to use the routing number of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (0610-0014-6) to make both check and electronic payments through the Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) Network. Fraud Prevention Automated Clearinghouse Network Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Federal Trade Commission merchant Retail scamMerchants that accept checks or online payments are being warned about a scam that could cost them time and money.

Renasant takes big leap in Atlanta with $453M acquisition

BankThink

The Mississippi company will gain nearly $2 billion in loans after it buys Brand Group Holdings. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia Mississippi

Atlanta Fed names Bostic president; first African American regional bank head

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Rafael Bostic, an economist professor of public policy at the University of Southern California, has been named the 15th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and will become the first African American to head a regional Fed bank. Monetary policy Federal Reserve

Casper Is The Latest Digital Brand Testing Pop-Up Shops

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The first stop on the retail tour was Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia, the Wednesday (Oct. Retail atlanta brick and mortar Casper mattress News Philip Krim pop up shops Target What's HotOnline mattress firm Casper appears to be the latest startup taking the brick-and-mortar plunge and launching 15 pop-up shop locations nationwide, according to reports from retail news source Chain Store Age.

Super-Sizing Commerce For The Super Bowl

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Super Bowl LI is less than 24 hours away from kicking off and deciding once and for all which city is better — Atlanta or Boston (though obviously it’s Boston — since the global headquarters for PYMNTS.com is located here). Commerce atlanta boston cpm Domino's falcons Main Feature pats Saturday Feature super bowlFor sports fans, particularly football lovers, the real Christmas comes tomorrow.

CFPB to participate in FTC Atlanta debt collection program

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB will be participating in the FTC’s third “Debt Collection Dialogue” to be held in in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18, 2015. Barbara S. Mishkin. Gregory Nodler, CFPB Senior Counsel for Enforcement Policy and Strategy, is scheduled to be a panelist. The program will include a discussion of enforcement actions, consumer complaints, compliance issues, industry best practices, and how regulatory enforcement actions are investigated and pursued.

State Bank in Atlanta lines up next CEO

BankThink

Joseph Evans will step down as CEO on June 1, though he will remain the company's chairman. Thomas Wiley, a longtime associate of Evans, is set to take the helm. Succession planning Earnings C-suite Georgia